by Anita Mae Draper
What's this? Mid-afternoon on the Prairies and not an Inky in sight! I'm playing catch-up today after driving my eldest daughter to the airport yesterday which heralds the end of my holiday season, but it seems I have to stop and go on a manhunt - er - Inky hunt.
It's no wonder I can't find them with all the horrible weather we've been having across North America these past few days.
Let me see... Are they north...
|Hwy 48 near Odessa, Saskatchewan|
Oh my, they aren't out that way! Let's look west...
|Near Francis, Saskatchewan|
Blech... they aren't that way, either. Southeast perhaps?
|SSR railway heading Southeast alongside Hwy 33, Saskatchewan|
Ouch! It even looks worse that way. Wait! The sky is clearing... oh, wow... a sun dog!
|Sun dog Jan 5, 2014, Regina, Saskatchewan|
It's like a winter rainbow - a gift from God to show there's beauty even in the worst weather if we only hang on long enough and trust Him until it's over.
I've never thought of sun dogs as having a gender, but every time I look at this one, it seems to have a wave of eyelashes about to lower... yes, I know males have eyelashes, too, but the up-sweep length of this one seems girlish somehow...
|Sun Dog on Jan 8, Regina, Saskatchewan|
Well, the sky has cleared over the prairies and I haven't found any Inkies yet, but hopefully it's clearing all over the rest of Canada and the US, too.
Thanks for standing by. I'll keep searching through the night and see if we can round up the missing Inkies...
Take care and God bless you while you weather through this horribly cold start to 2014.
Photo Credits: Anita Mae Draper. All photos in this post have been taken between Jan 3-9, 2014)