Photos by Richard Schear.
Below, the prairie wind blows Lindy's golden curls until they're almost straight.
While we make plans to visit other parts of the world, we could easily forget the scenic beauty here at home if my husband didn't take his camera with him as he walks our golden retriever, Lindy. Following an unusually rainy May and June, the prairie desert of southeastern Alberta is lush and green in contrast with the wind-carved rock formations. Dick and Lindy are especially delighted when they spy wildlife. Lindy is fascinated by the deer, wants to chase the wild rabbits, and ignores the birds in the coulees west of our neighborhood.