Water Valley, Alberta, February 24th, 2013.
With the Sun low in the western sky the Altus cloud deck – dry, but looking thick with rain – is an almost menacing presence in the east, but contrasting sharply with the bruise-black sky was this dormant, buzz-cut of a farmer’s hay field. I found the disparate colours impossible to resist, especially with the small runnel of old snow in the foreground.
Oh, and lest ye worry – while it truly looks like spring has arrived here, we get our heaviest snows in Alberta in March and April, so I’m sure this idyllic scene won’t last.
We’re not done with winter yet.