the wandering chick
...Alberta, Canada

I came to this area to see Waterton National Park, but it's hard to not explore the breath-takingly beautiful countryside that surrounds the park.

It's truly where the mountains, close to losing their snowy caps, come face to face with the vast stretches of lush green open prairie.

Enjoy viewing some of the back roads that had my heart singing and my camera doing overtime.

where the prairie meets the Rockies
Alberta countryside
Alberta countryside
rape fields
A secondary highway named 810 runs from Glenwood to Highway 505. On both sides of the road are these bright yellow fields as far as one can see.
Highway 505
yellow fields
Secondary Highway 505 in the area of Twin Butte
The Canadians are proud of their beauty...and wise. They installed a viewing area, called Pine Ridge Overlook, off of Highway 6 near Twin Butte. The view looks south into the mountains of Waterton Lakes National Park. When I pulled up around 8 in the morning, a couple in a rented RV had set out their chairs to just sit and soak in the beauty..
Alberta countryside
St. Henry's (historic) Catholic Church was established in 1907. It sits on a hilltop overlooking the stunning countryside of Alberta. It's located a mile or so on a dirt road off of Secondary Highway 505. Though the structure looks well-preserved, a few of the windows are boarded up, so I assume there are no services taking place there.
historic church
Alberta countryside
red silo and hayrolls
farm with red silo
Mtn peak
red-tailed hawk
red-tailed hawk on fence post
This fits the description of a "Krider's" red-tailed hawk. He was seen hanging out on the fence post on a gravel road leading to the church.

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horse legs
What can I say? I looked down, and that's what I saw. So, I took a picture.
These horses belong to the Waterton Springs Campground outside Waterton Lakes Natl Park.
I have never seen a smirk on a horse's face. But I know this handsome devil is thinking, "You really want me, don't you?" !!!
sunset over the mtn