Cypress Hills

Last weekend I was in Cypress Hills Provincial Park with my writing group – The Children’s Writers’ Round Robin (aka The Robins). It was a fabulous weekend, both weatherwise and writerwise. Here we are on Saturday afternoon, relaxing outside and talking shop.

 I did get a few chances to go for a walk and take some pictures of the local wildlife.

















Yep, that last one is a rooster. We were walking around the small lake behind the Cypress Hills Resort and came across a man fishing. There beside him was this rooster. Jill asked him if it was his pet, but he said it wasn’t and that he didn’t know where it came from, but it seemed happy to watch him fish! I’m guessing the poor thing was a hungry escapee from someone who raises prize poultry. Poor thing.

Saturday night we went to a presentation at the Dark Sky Preserve Observatory. Very cool, although we didn’t get to see much because the full moon was so bright. But that was pretty cool, too. Here’s the observatory and the presentation building in the daylight.

Before we left the park on Sunday, we drove to Lookout Point for a picture. With the fall colours, it was absolutely gorgeous.

It was a fantastic weekend with a fantastic group of women in a fantastic part of Saskatchewan. Despite the long drive, I’d love to go back someday and spend more time hiking all the trails. Someday.