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Illustrated stories about nature and photography on the Canadian Prairies

Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

Posted by on 27. February 2015 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

If you happen to be near Eastend, Saskatchewan on Saturday, February 28th, do not miss the 28th Annual Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit. This event is a fundraiser put together every year by the Eastend Arts Council in efforts to to keep the Stegner House Artist Residency up and going. The Stegner House residency program is available to writers, visual and performing artists from around the world. Follow the link if you are interested in spending some time in Eastend to explore and photograph this unique part of the Canadian Prairies. The 2015 residency schedule is completely booked up,...

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Art of Landscape Photography

Posted by on 5. February 2015 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Art of Landscape Photography

Art of Landscape Photography

Photography course in Regina – Saturday, 14. February 2015 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) Drawing from over three decades of immersion in the world of photography, I will share my experiences and sources of inspiration. During this three-hour course, you will discover some of the secrets behind the artistry of landscape photography and learn practical tips to help you elevate your outdoor and nature photographs to the next level. If you are passionate about the great outdoors and want to capture the wonders of nature with your camera, join us for an afternoon of learning and inspiration. Location:...

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Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Posted by on 31. December 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Dear friends. I wish you a very happy, successful and above all, creative New Year. May your hearts be filled with joy and laughter, and your days with memorable moments spent with family and friends. Now stop reading this, go out there and breathe the fresh air. Bringing a camera with you is suggested but not mandatory....

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Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Posted by on 28. December 2014 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, Ranching | Comments Off on Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Earlier this fall, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) secured the largest conservation easement in Canadian history. This outstanding agreement between the NCC and Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. will protect over 12,357 hectares (30,535 acres) of native grasslands and forested foothills on Waldron Ranch in southwestern Alberta. This spectacular property is located northwest of Lethbridge, along the famed ‘Cowboy Trail’ (Highway 22) between Longview and Lundbreck. The ranch contains large tracts of native fescue prairie, rich history and spectacular scenery. Situated in a broad valley,...

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The Last Cowboy – a short documentary film about the human cost of PFRA pasture closures

Posted by on 5. December 2014 in Blog / Journal, Ranching | 4 comments

The Last Cowboy – a short documentary film about the human cost of PFRA pasture closures

A few days ago a friend alerted me to a marvelous and touching documentary film about Jim Commodore, a retired cowboy at the Val Marie PFRA Community Pasture. This 6-minute documentary conveys a message about the human cost of the Community Pasture System closure, told through the eyes of a long time cowboy Jim Commodore. The Last Cowboy was produced by Megan Lacelle and Kaitlyn Van de Woestyne, journalism students at the University of Regina. Jim Commodore was born at the Val Marie PFRA pasture in 1941 and spent his working career as a cowboy on the federally run community pasture. In a...

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