While in Calgary Murray and I took a drive late one Sunday afternoon to see the views from a nearby hill. It had been a sunny warm day but a mass of dark cloud came across the sky which made it moody and dramatic. There was rain streaking from the clouds but no rain fell where we were. This is farm country in the north of Calgary....prairie, fields, crops and fences....and the Rocky Mountains in the distance. I'm linking with GOOD FENCES this week at Theresa's blog. We stopped on the two lane road at the driveway to a farm while I got out and took photos. That is a Texas gate on the ground which keeps cattle and other large animals from going in or out, depending on the situation, and getting on the highway.
Looking down the highway toward the west along the fence one can see for miles.
That is Calgary in the background.
Downtown Calgary on the skyline.
A close up of the farm all cozy behind the trees that provide a windbreak.
Across the road this harvester was resting after a day of work.
We left that view and drove west passing this farmer busy working the land.
Along another road we passed this farm with 3 large barns.
Straight roads and mountains in the distance.
After a couple more turns we pulled over at another driveway that lead to some large beautiful homes on a hill. Look at those mountains! What a view they must have when it's clear. I wonder how much snow drifting there is in the winter.
A closer view.
This is the fence surrounding the properties of the homes where we were parked.
This is the last photo for this series. Oh my. The views of those mountains. When driving through Calgary one gets glimpses of them but to see them from the prairie is amazing. Of course, we've driven to and through the Rockies many times and they never cease to amaze me. I only wish we had gone there before that black cloud moved in and darkened the landscape but the clouds over the mountains were still quite dramatic. I did some editing in Picasa to show more detail as they were quite hazy. I'll some more to share next week.
Stop by Theresa's for GOOD FENCES and see more fences from around the world. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
We had a LOT of rain - over 133 mm (over 5 inches) - yesterday which is a month's worth of rain in one day. Road and bridges are washed out yet again and basements flooded etc. We are safe here and didn't lose our power so the sump pump worked.
Have a great day!