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Fall In the Qu' Appelle Valley by Leslie van de Ligt

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October 5, 2011


October 5, 2011

Fall Is one of my favorite time with the brilliant fall colors to contrast with the rich greens. As we biked through the Qu’ Appelle valley on a rural road along side the Qu’ Appelle River it was a feast for the eyes.

Off Highway 11 near Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada

Ccanon Rebel XSI. Canon 100mm – 400mm

Lumsden is a town in the Qu’Appelle Valley in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, 31 km northwest of the city of Regina. It is surrounded by the rural municipality of Lumsden. The town functions as both a farming community and an unofficial suburb of Regina. Lumsden has an active artistic community, which consists of many writers and sculptors
Settlers first arrived in 1881 and the area came to be commonly known as Happy Hollow. When the Qu’Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway came through the community in 1889, the name was changed to Lumsden after Hugh Lumsden, a senior engineer with the railroad.3

The town has been repeatedly flooded, with major flood events occurring in 1892, 1904, 1916, 1948, and 1969. In 1974, Lumsden experienced the highest water levels in the town’s history; volunteers from Regina came to help with sandbagging. The town subsequently straightened the Qu’Appelle River’s channel and built dikes.3 Major flooding occurred again in 2011 after a winter of record snowfall.

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lumsden, qu appelle, saskatchewan

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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Comments

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture,..looks a little like North Dakota,..

  • Well I hope to see North Dakota sometime John I know I’ll enjoy it as well. Many thanks and for the fave! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 3 years ago

  • What a super banner. Thank you Greta! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Lumsden, always wanted to live there!
    This is gorgeous sis, no wonder you stopped for a capture. Love it

  • It is a wonder little hamlet Sis. We enjoyed going through it today and I sure got some lovely shots in and around it. Thank you very much! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…love this valley scene…been years since I was last jn this valley Leslie

  • So many thanks Larry and for the fave. It was just beautiful and warm as well there today. Wish you had been there! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 3 years ago

    What a great shot you’ve taken here Leslie,

  • Thank you my friend. The rich fall colors make it easy. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent photo of the land with the haybails,,,,, Rick

  • Many thanks for the great comment Rick. Really appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    5 October 2011…wonderful work

  • Many thanks for this valued feature and marvelous banner to post on my artworks sight. Truly a pleasure to receive! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

  • Oh my What an Extreme Honor this is!!! Thank You so Very much Larry as well as the other hosts of the marvelous Eclectic Group! What a Wonderful Way to start my Day. The banner is so perfect and I will post it with pride ! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago


    OCTOBER 6th, 2011
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    Mary

  • Ohhh Wow Mary!!!!! Thank you so very much my friend. I am honored. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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