Monday, June 10, 2013

A good accident and an amazing place

 Photos by Ronald McCrea for Google Maps, 2012

This morning, purely by accident, I found my husband's long-lost binoculars on a shelf behind the bedroom door. "Just in time," I thought.

Tomorrow, said husband is going out with other members of the Grasslands Naturalists group to visit the amazing area pictured above in photos by Ronald McCrea found on Google Maps.

The place is Red Rock Coulee, less than an hour from home and seemingly on a different planet altogether. This isn't Dick and Lindy's walking coulee. This is an extraordinary place. It's nowhere near as far away as Dinosaur Provincial Park (which is amazing) or the Badlands up around Drumheller way. No, it's near Seven Persons, which is near Medicine Hat, which is near our house. (On the prairie, everything is relative. You know, like the old prairie joke, "It's so flat, you can watch your dog run away from home for five days.")

Next week, for Our World Tuesday, I will, I hope, have photos taken by my very own intrepid photographer, Richard Schear. Meanwhile, thanks to my sweet friend Jenn in Ontario for hosting today's OWT. Hugs to the cats, Jenn!

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Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Strewth, maybe some of the Devil's Marbles from Queensland left the playing field!! YAM xx

Penelope Postcards said...

It is amazing what can be found when you stop looking for it. Glad for your happy accident and look forward to seeing more of Red Rock Coulee.

Gary said...

That joke is so old!! But I always laugh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Can't wait to see the photos.

eileeninmd said...

It looks like a neat place close to home! The appear among all the flat land? What a sight to see! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

diane b said...

An amazing place. I can see how you can watch your dog run forever.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those rocks are very alien looking. Might they be meteor pieces? Looking forward to Dick's photos, which will be awesome. I love the names of the towns.....Seven Persons. I imagine it was named for the original inhabitants - seven people who lived there? In Tofino there is a place called Brown Rice Corner where some vegetarians live.

Kay said...

Wow... those plains do look like it goes on forever.

By the way, I will be carrying that folding chair you recommended. :-)

Daryl said...

its always fun to find lost stuff

Leslie said...

The rocks almost look like giant fossilized eggs. What a weirdly interesting place.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are such a lady!
This is amazing. There is so much to see around this planet. We are traveling to B.C. this month to see my son's show. I'm looking forward to it!
I have hugged the cats for you. Although, they've been antsy with the bugs!