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Down Jackets and Lawn Mowing, north of 55

dsc_1048Yes folks, he’s mowing the lawn and wearing a winter down-filled parka — it’s that cold! He spent several hours mowing wearing a sheepskin lined jean jacket but finally had to go get his down parka for the final few hours of mowing. Even a breakfast of homemade Belgian waffles and maple smoked sausages was not enough to keep him warm. That’s life north of 55.

There is a wee bit of colour cast from the parka on his face, but most of that redness is just from the cold — I purposely didn’t want to remove it in Photoshop. Notice that the leaves on the trees have begun to pop open in the past few days. Sneak peeks coming up soon from the weekends photos shoots.

For those in the Grande Prairie and northern Alberta area, don’t forget about the Father’s Day Gift Certificate sale. I can take photos of your dad doing chores around home, or simply hanging out with mom and the kids.

Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer serving Grande Prairie and northern Alberta/B.C. Visit Diane Schuller Photography.

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sherri - May 31, 2009 - 10:14 pm

You make me feel guilty for complaining about how hot it was today. Hot and humid. It’s summer here. Looks strange to see someone have to mow the grass in a jacket.

Jean M Fogle - June 1, 2009 - 5:39 am

I am glad I live in the south! I thought 40 was cold this am, but at least I have finally put away the winter parkas!

romine - June 1, 2009 - 7:47 am

not for the cold weather i envy him, but for that green lawn.. only concrete.. and i bet his not complaining either.. lovely composition

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Gayle - June 1, 2009 - 11:57 am

And I complained about it being 45F here this morning! I’m glad your trees are leafing now. What are the temps like there during the summer?

Marcie - June 1, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Only in northern Alberta!!! Amazing that the grass is as green as it is..while it is still that cold. Wonderful colors in this image.

Teri - June 2, 2009 - 10:29 am

There is just something wrong with this……:) Brrrr!