This current Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Sky.
A subject that I have rather a lot of options available for. Then I thought about living in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. Saskatchewan proclaims itself the “Land of Living Skies” with the slogan on the provincial license plates.
That got me thinking about some of my shots from my time in Saskatchewan and some of the flocks of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes. This is a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset in the autumn. The photo was taken north of Little Quill Lake, part of a wetland complex in Saskatchewan.
One from the archives taken in Ontario, Canada 11 years ago. It shows Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon with the sun setting behind a bank of cloud over Lake Huron.
Taken from the Lake Huron shoreline at the bottom of the High Street in Southampton. I waded through knee high snow to get into the location I wanted for the sunset. This section of Lake Huron is frozen over and partially snow covered. I lived in the area at the time and was fairly confident that I was still standing on the shoreline when taking the photo.
Also known as Long Lake, Saskatchewan.
Chantry Island, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
Actually, quite a small section of Last Mountain Lake at sunset in winter. Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake, is approximately 93 km long but only 3 km wide at its widest point.
The northern section, where this shot was taken, is the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The area is a major staging ground for Snow Geese on autumn migration along with other wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes.