11 August 2007

Meadow Lake National Park (Jeannette Lake)

Oshkidee camping site is private site inside the Meadow Lake National Park. This park is around 300 kms north west of Saskatoon. We went to Jeannette Lake which is around 375 kms north west. Thanks to IVCF who organised this 3 day camp. I got to learn a lot of things including plant names.

I took photos and I have posted some of them here. Their beauty is completely because of the way the nature is. Do not blame my camera for it! Thanks to Srinivas and Mamata for lending their camera and thanks also to Manju who woke me up on time and packed lunch, without which I would have missed the camp.

Wild rose plants were an attraction. Canadian one dollar coin is named after a bird Loon; a fish eating bird. Loon bird poked its head out of lake water and came so close that Warren a co-camper discribed it as the closest watch of the bird in his memory. Loon finally got the company of loons!


Light from heavens (A morning with Jack Pine and Spruce trees)



Blue Berries of Saskatchewan (Sweetness filled in tiny blue natural packs!)
(There were some Raspberries along with them (not seen in picture))


Tamarack (Trees that look like pine)


It was sunny when it rained. (Kaamana Billu - ಕಾಮನ ಬಿಲ್ಲು)



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--- ಪ೦ಚೆ ಮ೦ಗೇಶರಾವ್

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