The Pelican

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The American White Pelican is one of the largest birds on the continent weighing 7 to 10 kilograms and having a wing span of up to 3 metres. Breeding birds develop an orange horn on their bill that falls off after nesting season. In late fall, the pelican migrates to locations in California, Florida, Mexico and Guatemala.

This particular group of pelicans were rather skittish and almost comical to observe, let alone film. A rare close encounter with these beautiful birds was worth the one-hour drive out to Fort Qu’Appelle, northeast of Regina, Saskatchewan.

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The American Pelican

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The Winter that keeps on giving…

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©2017 Bruce Kraus. All rights reserved. Photographed 04/14/2017

Apparently, Old Man Winter refuses to hand in his resignation. He mumbled something about ageism and discrimination…

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The Pastel Colours of Early Spring

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The pastel colours of Condie Nature Refuge near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Neither dark nor bright;
Lands of ice under the light,
Warm grassy meadows dawned with light,
Pastel hues and tones are their sight.

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Early Morning Sunrise

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Early morning sunrise. Fort Lauderdale, USA. 2016

I wonder,
If the sunrise ever looks down on our inhabitants,
And holds it’s breathe as the beauty of life overwhelms even that of the sky.

Dallas Hogue
February 8, 2015

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The Honky Tonk Bonk

Just a sneak peak into one of my favourite early Spring road rides with plenty of formidable hills to climb. Hopefully, the outside temperatures will warm up soon, otherwise this particular Spring road ride could prove to be “The March of Death Ride” rather than the challenging, but enjoyable solo ride that it usually is 🙂

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After climbing to the top of a series of hills, a road cyclist is rewarded with a beautiful vista of Long Lake, about 5 km’s from my turnaround point at Silton, Saskatchewan.
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Heading home to Regina on Highway 11. A courteous truck driver gives me plenty of room to ride safely.
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The lush green Qu’Appelle Valley, near Craven, Saskatchewan. 

Honky Tonk Bonk

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The Blur of Colour

A series of photographs taken at the Regina Floral Conservatory. The blending of predominantly pastel colours and the blurring effect was accomplished by the random movement of a hand-held camera with a slow shutter speed.

#LoveLife

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