Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pelican Lake in Springtime

A while back my sister and I took a drive to Pelican Lake, which is about an hour and a half drive west of Morden. Since it was still early spring the colors are fairly  muted, except for the blue of the sky.

This is a little bridge going nowhere, at least that's what it looks like to me, but it makes for good pictures.


I took this photo because of the reflections. When there is not much else to see, you look for every opportunity to get a picture.


Here is the same bridge as the first one, but from the other side. It must have been a railroad trestle at one time, but there are no tracks left by now.


The blue of the sky and some fluffy clouds caught my attention.
A short time later, something else caught my attention. Something that seems very out of place for southern Manitoba. See next picture.


Seeing a lone Elk in Manitoba is rare, but to see this herd was quite unusual. I'm still wondering if someone nearby raises these animals and they got out of there enclosure. Whatever the case may be, it was a surprise and a treat to see these. Notice that there are even some antlers in the herd.

Something To Think About:
It doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.
Melissa Brady

21 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon, How nice to take a drive with your sister. The lake is very pretty and I love the reflections. The sky is such a gorgeous blue. I've never seen elk before. So glad you were able to capture their photo and share with us. Have a nice week.

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  2. What wonderful scenery you have all around you up where you are. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  3. I love that second shot of the trestle...and love that shot with all the blue sky!

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  4. What lovely images from your drive. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. What a wonderful surprise!! And so many!

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  6. Love your photos. Lovely excursion! Such luck to come upon the elk!

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  7. Looks like you and your sister enjoyed your ride. Your photos are very good, but I especially like the one with the fluffy clouds.

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  8. Congrats on your bus anniversary ...that's great. what an great award/honor. so cool!! fun to see how the bus has changed. hope all is well in your world. have a great week!! i love these pics, great for the camera. take care. ( ;

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  9. I might have expired from joy finding that herd.. they are so beautiful. as is that sky in the photo above them. I like the trestle pics, old and beautiful... glad you had someone to go with you to enjoy all that beauty....

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  10. I really like your photos of the bridge. The herd of elk was a wonderful surprise.

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  11. You are so right...It doesn't have to be perfect to be good!!
    Love the muted colors in the photos and that wonderful blue sky and clouds.
    Elk are so majestic and beautiful but their "call" is so strange for such a huge animal.
    I was shocked the first time I heard it.

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  12. Great picture of the bridge!!
    Wow that is a lot of elk to see at one time!

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  13. I love seeing elk! They are such majestic animals. Beautiful sky and water there.

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  14. I love seeing elk! They are such majestic animals. Beautiful sky and water there.

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  15. That is a lotbof elk! They are such majestic animals. Nice trip with your ssf ister-- the sky and water were beautiful!

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  16. That was a surprise seeing the herd of Elk Lovely photographs Ruth. Have a wonderful week

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  17. Hi Ruth! You knew I would love the railroad bridge. Abandoned rail beds are a fascination for me thinking of all the trains that went by way back when. That's a great shot of the Elk. I recall seeing Elk from time to time when I was in Montana but to see a herd like that is quite unusual. Neat capture! Excellent closing thought. Have a great day and rest of the week.

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  18. So, so, pretty. My favorite is the train track.

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  19. How wonderful to see the elk! We have an elk herd that travels around here, but I wasn't able to get close enough to them this year for a picture. Great picture of the old train tracks! Wonderful to get out and enjoy the day with your sister! Hope you are feeling better :)

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  20. I really do like that lonely looking bridge...and the glorious blue sky is amazing! My son Adam would have thought he's died and gone to heaven if he'd seen that herd of elk...wow!

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  21. I love your "It doesn't have to be perfect to be good" quote. This is so true! Beauty all around you....and I appreciate you sharing it with us.

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Ruth