So this weekend, hubby and I, decided to shake up our bike riding a bit and chose to walk a path down in the coulees that we've never been on before. It's only been around a couple of years yet we've never ventured down it. And by "down", I mean down. To the river valley. So Saturday was the day.
We grabbed the dog, who was ultra excited to come along and see the bikes left in the garage, and set off. At first we were by ourselves on the path but soon we could see a lady coming way at the top of the path with her dog. But as you can see I took the camera. So I was stopping constantly to take pictures. I found all sorts of cool coulee vegetation that I'd not seen before. Like this flower:
focal B&W feature
This first flower in the collage was gorgeous. I've never seen that either with it's rich pinks and purples. Please say you like it because I went off the path through the dry grass and prickly stuff to get the shot of it. The funny little cone flower I've seen before but haven't a clue what's it's called. It's not dying or distressed, that is how it grows. And following up last is our own provincial flower which is the Wild Rose.
1960's featureI braved a buzzing bee to get the shot of that little orange beetle on the purple thistle. And if you know me at all, you'd know my great aversion to flying, buzzing, striped black and yellow insect varieties. What I won't do for my blogging buddies.
So remember that lady who was behind us? Hubby said at the rate I was taking pictures she would soon be passing us. And I laughed and called him crazy. Well, ahem.
Okay enough playing. I need to go dust or scrub a tub or something.