I’m experiencing a bit of a love affair with my adopted province of Alberta this summer. I’m not sure if it is because I’ve taken a bigger interest in photography but the beauty of mother nature is almost overwhelming this year! The Canola Fields are a sight to see if you are traveling to Alberta during the summer months. Take a weekend to explore the countryside and read about the style that goes along with it…
The Canadian Countryside
If you’ve ever been driving in the countryside of central or southern Alberta during the last couple weeks of July, you won’t be able to miss the brilliant yellow fields of Canola. They are few and far between but if you can get close enough, they are a photographer’s dream to capture. Sunrise and sunset are a beautiful time to photograph the Prairies but if you really want the yellow to pop, then take some shots with the midday sun blazing down.
It took me almost an hour to navigate around the country fields just west of Calgary in order to come across this beautiful crop. I actually had a little mommy break so I was content to drive at ease with a Starbucks in hand, soaking it all in. It was Sunday morning and I was wearing an outfit that’s a little more casual than what you are probably used to seeing me in. I’m slowly (and reluctantly) starting to shop a few more fall-ready pieces likes this t-shirt sweater from Forever 21. Knit tees are a great transition piece to add to your closet to get ready for the cooler air.
Now is one of the best times of the year to do some shopping as most of the summer stuff is on sale or clearance and you can snag some amazing deals like these gladiator sandals that were 75% off from Aldo Shoes. These gorgeous lace ups are so on point and you can bet I’ll be wearing them for the remainder of the summer and next summer too. Although, next time, probably not my shoe of choice while trekking through a muddy farm field. At least it was totally worth it.
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