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Thursday, February 9, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Medicine Hat, Alberta


Above, a residential area on the north side of Medicine Hat, the city close to our small town. The South Saskatchewan River can't be seen here, but it is in the coulee (valley) between the houses and the low sculpted hills on the south side.
In the photo above right, the leafless trees are on the road to Police Point Park.

Above, looking up from downtown Medicine Hat to South East Hill where wealthy settlers built beautiful Victorian houses. In the photo on the right is the downtown Presbyterian Church.

These photos were taken on December 1, 2010, shortly before we left for our Hawaiian holiday.

© Kay Davies photos

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23 comments:

Gary said...

Nice to see Medicine Hat again!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Powell River Books said...

Probably made you feel glad to be heading to a warm spot. I always loved going to Hawaii because of the warm ocean water. Our west coast water can have quite a chill to it. - Margy

Dianne said...

What an interesting landscape Kay I can feel the cold in my bones .... and then you were off to Hawaii with palm trees and beautiful warm days.

Carol said...

Great photos! That beautiful blue sky with the white snow makes a wonderful scene!

Jim said...

Beautiful wintery shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

WOW, a lovely winter wonderland. Love the snowy mountians and the pretty skies. Beautiful photos.

Fireblossom said...

I like these, Kay!

Tammy said...

Oh...beautiful! I can just smell that fresh snow.

Antonette said...

Brrr it looks crisp and cold! I like the architecture of the church. Great captures!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Now that is a Canadian winter scene! I am enjoying the rain, over here. Ahem:)

Hildred and Charles said...

\:Oh, those lovely blue Alberta skies - I have missed them all my married life, even despite the beauty of the Similkameen. Lovely photos, Kay.

chubskulit said...

I am in-love with your photos Kay!

My skywatch, have a nice weekend.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!

Ebie said...

Heaps and mounds of snow, they are crisp and cold! I bet some people are busy shoveling the snow!

But I love the landscape!

Regina said...

Beautiful place and captures!
Happy swf & weekend.

LadyFi said...

Oooo - what wonderful fresh snow and lovely skies! Beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

magnificent winter scenery!Love that second composition!
:)
Léia

Reader Wil said...

You have a lot more snow than we have! But for skaters it's better to have clean ice.
I wish you and Dick a great weekend.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.

Regards and best wishes

EG Wow said...

Sure is a beautiful blue sky!

keeyit said...

A very blue sky~

Kay said...

Brrrr... looks cooold.

Phil said...

Great shots Kay and I'm so pleased we don't get all that snow. Brrr!
In answer to your question, many shearwaters, petrels and albatrosses cross the Atlantic - both ways. In fact the Manx Shearwater, a species I have ringed in Wales, migrates to South America from the UK. Vast ocean wanderers most of them - amazing.