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Thursday, October 1, 2015

mountain views and fences galore





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.

Looking south.

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!
Pamela

41 comments:

  1. Good morning Pam,
    These are some amazing photos. You have managed to capture so much of the beauty that is Alberta. Good fences make good neighbours..have a wonderful day.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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  2. Wow, Pam! These are gorgeous photos of your area. Just looking at them makes me miss my rural life. We are waiting on Hurricane Joaquin to arrive here at our new home in VA. I'm praying he shifts eastward! :)

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  3. I'm so glad you didn't suffer any damage to your home, Pam. We are still getting rain here although it's not as bad as they first forecasted. It's going to be a few days before we see the sun again.
    Your view of the mountains is lovely. When we visit our son in Vancouver we always get to see the mountains. The last time we were out we went to Whistler which is quite a sight! They really are breath-taking! Have a wonderful day and stay safe.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. These pix gave me goosebumps and a yearning to get out that way...:)JP

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  5. The sky looks absolutely gorgeous! beautiful colors...

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  6. wow, just gorgeous vistas! love the sweeping plains and farm country. love to see harvesting. the ribbon highway on those hills makes for great shots, especially with the skies, too. thanks for joining, pamela! and i'm rather envious of your rains, even if it caused some flooding there!

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  7. It's like Big Sky Country. So beautiful Pamela. You did a great job photographing the area. Carol

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  8. Hello Pamela! What a fantastic series of photos of such amazing prairies and lovely farmland! I really loved seeing the Rockies in the distance! Spectacular! Thanks for sharing!
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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  9. Such different countryside than you are used to, but strikingly beautiful in what I consider starkness. Not sure that I would be content to live on the wild prairie, especially when the wind blows.

    Yes, yesterday was a wild day of rain. The yard is a total mess and I must get out there to rake some of the debris away this afternoon.

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  10. A very thorough and expansive view of this marvelous country around Calgary. A wonderful set of pictures.

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  11. Schöne Bilder von der Landschaft und den Wolken mit den Bergen im Hintergrund.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  12. Amazing views, Pam! The prairie and the mountains are so very beautiful.
    Stormy winds and heavy rain are expected here tomorrow evening. Otherwise autumn has been tender and beautiful.
    Have a blessed October!

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  13. Oh, this is just gorgeous, Pam! Everything - the mountains, the prairie, the beautiful farms - even the weather! We used to watch a series called 'Heartland' that was filmed in Alberta. I loved that series....need to buy the DVD's! I'm sure you would love it. Thanks for taking us along - it is simply stunning! xo Karen

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  14. Wonderful series. Such gorgeous views that seem to go on forever. I enjoyed all your fences and photos very much.

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  15. Oh, I am just loving these wide open spaces you are sharing! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos...and GREAT fences too! As far as the eye can see.....

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  16. Such incredible views and amazing skies! I am glad that you didn't have any troubles with the rain. xx

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  17. I have never been to Calgary and enjoyed this opportunity to glimpse some of the sights to be seen there. Your photos are all beautiful. The ones with the clouds over the mountains are amazing.

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  18. The mountains are just incredible.... breathtakingly beautiful shots!

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  19. These are all nice. I love the one with the road going over the rolling hills.

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  20. LOVE that open country and the cloud formations are fantastic!

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  21. wow, oh, wow!! is all I kept saying as one gorgeous shot was followed by another. There's something majestic about plain and sky pics; esp. when you add mountains!

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  22. Hi Pam - That's some wonderful country and views you were photographing!

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  23. It's been many years since I have been out there and it was wonderful to see your pics! I love the one with the highway leading us away and seeing the Rockies appear - marvelous!

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  24. You are the landscape Queen, Pam!
    Fantastic....did those clouds ever dump any rain?
    Glad you are safe from all that rain!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  25. Good Alberta fences! You never quit playing with your camera, so you! Great shots on the prairies!

    Yikes...that is a lot of rain. Glad you are high and dry! So you didn't need your solar back-up power? :)

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  26. Gorgeous views and so nice to see the mountains again. I used to live in Canmore about 30 or more years ago. I used to love going to Calgary on my days off. I know that view so well leaving Calgary on route to the mountains. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Hi Pamela,
    What lovely wide open spaces and I love the clouds, so dramatic!!
    Glad you are safe after all that rain, WOW 5 inches ouch!!! We have had so little rain this past Spring and Summer it's crazy, when you get tired of it send us a little, heeeheee :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  28. Wonderful views with the magnificent mountains in the background

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  29. Beautiful! The mountains make a grand contrast to the prairies, and the skies have so much expression!

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  30. Gorgeous views/ vistas . . .
    The skies, shapes, billows, grey, white,fluff . . .
    And the Rockies against the Plains, Fields, Barns, Homes, Fences . . .
    Good, ALL very Good . . .

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  31. Those Rockies give us such wonderful views, Pamela!. Thanks, I had a wonderful summer with all the gorgeous weather we enjjoyed

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  32. oh, many nice shots. You remind me of what I miss most living in Florida. A horizon, and hills/mountains in the distance

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  33. Hi Pam! Just beautiful! We've never been to Calgary but we want to one day! The plains are so pretty with the mountains in the back! Thanks for popping in to see me and no, I didn't know about more rock circles. Isn't that just amazing? Wonder how they got there? Hope you have a great weekend,my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. I worried about you, Pamela, when I heard the news reports concerning Frederickton. I'm glad to hear you didn't lose your power!
    I hadn't realized that Calgary had so much prairie land. It is much like the lands north of Edmonton,
    minus the mountain.

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  35. I heard about that rain storm of yours on the news. Quite the thing. I'm glad that fared well.

    Those wide open prairie views are really something. I'm a mountain girl at heart, but it's hard to deny the beauty of wide open spaces and big skies.

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  36. Amazing photos, Pamela. We have friends from Calgary and have always heard about it but I've never seen photos of the area and it's a bit as I imagined but your photos make it look far above ordinary!

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  37. Some wonderful views of Calgary and indeed, lots of fences.

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  38. those clouds are amazing. so lovely. i enjoy the wild open spaces - shots ... they are amazing to see for miles. can you believe is October already? time is flying by. ( :

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  39. What gorgeous photos, Pam, and what amazing cropland!! My dad would have loved to see such wide, uninterrupted fields. Years ago, my brother attended Prairie Bible Institute up that way. It seemed like a very long way to a foreign country when we saw him off on the train in Minneapolis. :-)

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  40. Hi Pam! I'm back to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
    Continue to be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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