Here in Alberta, we suffer quite a delay when it comes to arrival of spring. Even if we lose all the snow for a bit, we usually get another dump or two in late March, beginning of April, accompanied by quite a drop in temperatures as well. Winter does feel long here on the prairies. It is hard to stay put for such a long time and I drag Mac, quite often, out of the city, even if it is only for a short trip to Elk Island National Park. Here is a few images from a couple of such trips earlier this year. I'm sure they'll feel as breath of fresh air after the recent heat and smoke from the BC forest fires, that's been obscuring our skies of late.. Enjoy!