Sunday, May 18, 2008
City Meets Country
Today's journey was short, thirty minutes away is the Qu'Appelle Valley. The part of the world that Eva and Tate from "From the Dust" call home. It is windy today but still beautiful with the crystal clear sky that this part of the world is known for.
I may be a city person but my companion is even more so. With a yellow Guess purse in hand she gamely followed me out to the country and a bit of hill climbing.
Unfortunately, while we expected fresh air, sunshine and a commune with nature, we got a little more than we had anticipated.
Spring in Saskatchewan means prairie grass, trees budding under crisp prairie skies, crocuses, gophers and plenty of them and, one other thing - wood ticks. They might be little and barely visible in this picture but they're mighty - mighty annoying! and mighty prolific! For us city dwellers, that was a bit too much. So a beautiful day in the country ended with wind and sunburn and well...
Let's just say the tick eradication program is well under way.
Are you country or city?