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Monday, March 14, 2011

My world, with antelope





Photos by Richard Schear

This is where the deer and the antelope play (although I've never seen them play together). I've seen our dog Lindy want to play with them, but my husband Dick hasn't allowed it so far, and I hope he never does. These wild and pretty Pronghorn Antelope can run very, very fast!
Today's photos were taken on Sunday at an off-leash dog-walking area on the north side of the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The antelope were grazing near the walking path, and moved when Dick and Lindy got too close, but didn't run, merely trotted away as if unconcerned.
On the horizon, in the first photo, you can see a blue line -- those are the Cypress Hills, on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
I like the last two photos because they show the grandstand at the baseball park. When I first lived in Medicine Hat, the rookie league team for the Toronto Blue Jays played here. I wish they still did!

Posted for  My World Tuesday, hosted each week by
Klaus, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia, Louise and Fishing Guy. Thanks, team!

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22 comments:

aka Penelope said...

These are wonderful scenes, Kay. I didn’t realize that the antelope were so prevalent in the area. Looks like they are not the least bit shy. And so nice that they now play near where the rookie league team for the Toronto Blue Jays once played. :)

Photo Cache said...

Lovely neighbors you have here.

Friko said...

Lovely MY WORLD.
I want to join, but it's on the same day as Magpie and I can't do two posts together.
Can these be done later in the week?

I want to show off my beautiful Shropshire?

Cildemer said...

Amazing critters! They don't seem very shy and come close to the houses!
Thanks for your beautiful pics!

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Have a nice and happy week****

Sylvia K said...

I love the deer and the antelope! whether they play or not! Love to watch them and your photos are terrific, Kay!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Indrani said...

They have learned to coexist, nice photographs.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Nice place, so close to the town.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Such wide open spaces! & how amazing to be able to observe the wildlife so closely. The antelope are beautiful & so is the landscape.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow, what a beautiful, and how lucky you are to have deer and antelope in your backyard.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that's amazing! Great pics.

Jo said...

Too beautiful, Kay. The deer are not at all skittish are they? I love the name of your town/city. Grant says many old Westerns (movies and books) mention Medicine Hat. Beautiful. Have a blessed day and hugs to you all, not forgetting dearest Lindy. Jo

Reader Wil said...

I envy you for the fact that you can see wildlife at such close quarters. You won't find such big animals in my country. You will see a lot of waterfowl like ducks, geese ,swans and coots. Have a nice Tuesday!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Kay, these pictures are wonderful!
I love to see the landscape and so lovely animals there!
hugs
and purrs
LUna and mommy Léia

jabblog said...

I'm so pleased you've posted more photos of these beautiful animals. I don't think I could ever tire of seeing them. What a fabulous place you live in, Kay - so much beauty all around.

Walk in New York said...

belle prise photographique

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Gattina said...

The only grazing animal close to us is a cow ! not cute deers !
your holidays are approaching !

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and views. I love the cute antelopes. THanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Joyful said...

Love that the wildlife were close enough for photos. Lovely scenery too!

Lynette Killam said...

I'm glad you shared more antelope photos, Kay...I love these guys! We certainly don't see anything quite so interesting in our dog parks here!

And I like your combination of nature study and travelogue. I've seen only a little of Alberta, so I thoroughly enjoy the pictures you post...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that you have this herd so close to town. Beautiful sky views -- this series shows me why you live where you do ;> it's really beautiful and I can see how you could think putting up with the snow and more snow is worth it.

Debbie Smith said...

Well how cool is this! I just love taking pictures of wildlife, but they are few and far inbetween in Vegas. Though I have gotten some great shots of the Desert Big Horn sheep that come down from the hills in Boulder City to munch on the green grass in the city park!
Have a fabulous day in Amsterdam!
Debbie's Travels