Alberta Floods

If you haven’t heard yet there has been some tragic flooding throughout southern Alberta. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since we have gotten so much rain lately. I think it’s been at least a month since we last had a day where is didn’t rain.  

The North Saskatchewan River runs right through the middle of Edmonton and people have grown concerned with the possibility of it flooding. It is not likely since our river valley is so deep but I understand the fear of the possibility.

So after a video shoot on Saturday Zac and I took a walk into the Edmonton River Valley to check out the water levels. It turned out that the river had risen quite a bit. It is not very often we get to see such high water levels considering we are in the prairies and excessive water is not usually our biggest concern, in fact it’s more likely that our water levels are going to be low. This year has been a freak year for weather. Our winter was fairly mild with very few freezing cold days and a sudden ending. Now it seems like our summer has already come and is nearly passing. I hope this is not the case because I would really love some more hot and sunny days!

Zac and I both got some fantastic pictures on Saturday.  I was using only a 55 – 250 which is not your typical landscape photo lens. I got creative and challenged myself to use only the one long  lens. I got many shots of the rain that suddenly poured on us (I will post those pictures after this post) and some awesome landscapes of downtown Edmonton.

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“Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times”