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Mountains to Prairie (and Meadowlarks)!

sunny 17 °C
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Elk for Breakfast!

Elk for Breakfast!

Two Jack Lake

Two Jack Lake

BIG SKY Alberta Prairie

BIG SKY Alberta Prairie

After some elk happened by our campsite for breakfast in a meadow overlooking Rundle Mtn., we drove east out of Banff National Park, around Calgary to visit with Sue and Rod who live on the Prairie near Milo, AB. Quite the topographical contrast; huge mountains in the morning, flat prairie later in the day. Prairie Giant!

Prairie Giant!

Love the Prairie; Alive, Awesome and so BIG! From where the Yellow Trailer is parked, the prairie stretches virtually treeless and unobstructed for almost 40 km to the horizon. Heard a Meadowlark sing for the first time today. Spotted him perched on a fence post serenading the meadows. W. O. Mitchell would have been thrilled.

A full moon is rising over the eastern horizon. Hope the Great Horned Owl makes his appearance tonight and the coyotes wear their mufflers. If there's a chorus of yips and howls, Cooper and Willow, the Pyrenees and Akbash (Big Whites), will be barking throughout their nighttime rounds.
Don't expect Foster, the indoor kitty will sleep much if they do!

A wonderful visit with friends!

Posted by YellowTrailer 07:33 Archived in Canada

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Oh, WOW, what beautiful pictures & as you say what a contrast in topography..That's our Canada, ever changing ever beautiful.

by shirley roberts

Ah yes, the Prairie skies are pretty spectacular. A complete contrast to the magnificent Rocky Mountain and other B.C. Mountain ranges! The weather as you head further east continues to be favourable. Enjoy that full moon and those midnight coyote howls.

by Lin & David Anderson

Boy, do I ever have a lot of this wonderful world left to see, especially in Canada, so beautiful!
Love the red chairs...but they're still too low to the ground...

by Pat Macholl

Love your blogs! Takes me back to yesterdays. Thanks

by Margaret

Yaayyyyy!! You finally got to see your Meadowlark!! Good for you, Larry! I still haven't seen an orca here yet thought! Have a great sleep tonight too!

by Kim MacKenzie

Not too many of those old elevators still around! Did you know that they constructed them by using 2X12 planks stacked endlessly with holes drilled through and then long threaded bars to clamp them together. Very thick walled hollow wooden towers as a result! Happy travels! Had a great visit with Becky and David!! They're on their way home tomorrow morning.

by Kim MacKenzie

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