Monday, June 28, 2010

Gratitude Monday -- Alberta Summer

It's summer in Alberta and that means our provincial flower, the wild rose, is in bloom.
Our summer is all too brief. I'm happy it's here and I'm doing my best to show my gratitude by enjoying it as I can.

15 comments:

Tabor said...

A true wild rose. I saw some along a marsh down here and they were pink.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, many of them are pink. I saw a few like this. In all frankness, the photo is a wee bit deliberately underexposed. I wanted to see if it would bring out the richness of the flower.

messymimi said...

May your summer bring you enough roses to get through the winter to come.

Lovely photo.

the Bag Lady said...

Lovely photo, cousin! The roses are blooming here, too, and I'm enjoying the scent.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Messymimi.

dfBag lady, I love the look of the wild roses. It's a joyous riot of colour and life. I, too, love the fragrance.

bunnygirl said...

Beautiful rose. If you want a long summer, come here. We get about nine months of it.

David Cranmer said...

I've ony seen pics but summer there looks similar to Maine and that I can say is beautiful.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bunnygirl. in some ways we're even: we get about nine months of winter.

David, I suspect you're right.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I'm grateful for these lovely hot days, and cool evenings.
Mary

Reb said...

Beautiful exposure on the photo Leah. I am so happy that summer has arrived. It might even stay warm for a bit ;)

David Barber said...

Summer?? We gat about two weeks...if we're lucky. Although we have had some great weather of late but has started raining the last couple of days. Great photos, Leah. You certainly have caught the richness. Nice job.

Leah J. Utas said...

That's good, Mary. They are what is important.

Reb, thanks so much. I'm hoping we get to enjoy it.

David, thanks. I didn't know you had such miserable summers. Hope you get a chance to enjoy any good weather you get.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely petals, and to think these wild roses grow in all the roadside ditches.

What I would give for a temperate Alberta summer? Toronto gets hot and humid and yucky, like today. Sunny, 28C with a humidex set at 36C. This hot and humid stays well into late August.

Hilary said...

Such a lovely photo. I'm in catch up mode after my time away. I enjoyed your tater rant and the photo of Toad.

Leah J. Utas said...

Barbara, I love the summers here. I hope you get through the humidity.

Hilary, good to have you back. Thanks.