Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brrrrrr - A Change in the Weather

The weather is changing in Saskatchewan .The Canada geese are flying overhead on their migration south, and the temperatures are lowering. The days are remaining sunny, but the daytime temperatures are  11 and lower (celsius), this week.

In the last two evenings, I have been enjoying the sounds of large flocks of geese as they pass over. It's thrilling to hear, and  think about the amazing phenomenon of the yearly migration of these birds. I think  Regina is on the flight path of migrating Canada geese. For as long as I can remember, October, for me, has been associated with the sounds of geese flying in large numbers overhead.

We have our local geese who have settled here, and stay for the winter on our frozen, barren, inhospitable lake. These geese don't migrate. However when  flocks of northern geese begin passing over on their way to southern warmth, we can be pretty sure the seasons are truly changing. I  love the sound and sight of these  birds following the dictates of nature... but it does mean colder weather is approaching!

I took these pictures last month, on my walk to work. We'd had frost the night before but these roses had survived! Such pretty, and hardy flowers!


sandy said...

Oh, I like both these shots! Some of my flowers survived the two frosts we have, and like roses they seem so delicate that it is surprising.

Geraldine said...

I like these photos too Brenda. Something about a flower in transition....and so the cycle continues. I saw a reporter on from there on CBC a couple of nights ago and it still looked warm. But oh how quickly that can change, right?

Time to break out the woolies!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I would love to feel that snap in the air! For some reason I got mixed up and thought you were in Manitoba. Saskatchewan. Got it. Will you walk to work in the winter months? Ann

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks so much for these comments.
Yep, the weather was rainy and cold yesterday, although the forecast is for sun next week. However here in Saskatchewan, we can have snow before Halloween - although I hope not this year (!)

Sandy, thanks for your compliment - the rose did amaze me, unfortunately, now it is gone.

Geraldine, I remember our first Halloween back in Regina (1983), and we had a huge blizzard Halloween night, but the kids still went trick or treating. Paul was just 2, but we bravely walked in snowdrifts up to my knees, against strong winds, and came home invigorated, and victorious. Really it is one of my best Halloween memeories.

You're so right time for those woolies and layers!

Hey, Ann, Sask and Manitoba are beside one another, and almost "sister" provinces. Don't be concerned! :)

I can walk for awhile, but when the temperatures, and ice are too dangerous, I'll take the bus.

Teri C said...

I LOVE the sound of migrating geese. Maybe because we do also.
Pretty flowers, one lazy burst of beauty before the cold weather.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I imagine in Wisconsin, is quite similar to Saskatchewan in climate and natural habitat - mainly northern/temperate(?)

It's interesting that some flowers seem to become more vivid in the cooler weather.

Love the geese too - and what a thrill when they fly low overhead, and you can hear the sound of their wings!

Geraldine said...

PS: Mr. Cheddar wanted to share this with your gang:

Making up for lost blogging time it seems LOL!

Happy Weekend, G :<)

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks, Mr. Ched!
We'll check it out now!