Alberta snapshot: Out on the lake.

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This was one of those days where the SPF in your sunscreen isn’t high enough, and even the fish are too hot to bite.  A gentle, lazy float on Lake McGregor as hundreds of fluffy clouds roll above….

(Wild)flowery Friday.

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In the foreground: a new view of marsh smartweed, a plant I profiled on Flowery Prose around this time last year.  (Take a look at my original post here, along with a close-up view of the flower).  I shot this photo from our boat as we followed the northwest shoreline of McGregor Lake (near Milo, Alberta), on a crazy hot and smoky August afternoon.

I’m not certain of the ID of the large reeds in the background; I’ve done some tentative digging but haven’t come up with anything conclusive. I’ll update this post if I can find out any more info about them.