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Ian Tyson – Springtime In Alberta

Should have seen it in your eyes
I could never read those eyes
So lost in love was I
They’d always take me by surprise
You were dreaming of the southland
Ah, your love comes and goes
It’s just like the weather babe
Only heaven really knows
Just like spring time in Alberta
Warm sunny days endless skies of blue
Then without a warning
Another winter storm comes raging through
And the mercury’s fallin’
I’m left all alone
Just like spring time in Alberta
Chills me to the bone
I can see the storm clouds comin’
Lord they’re dark across the sky
The same look that I’ve seen so many times
When I’ve looked into your eyes
So I’ll turn up my old collar
Pull my hat way down low
Wind’s getting colder now
Dropping down to near zero
Spring time in Alberta
Chills me to the bone

2017-05-02 Update:

By coincidence I’m adding this music video two years to the day after this picture was shot! Of everything I’ve produced Springtime is my favorite and it hangs on the wall by my desk. I used a Samsung NX1000 with a canon manual lens, long exposure, under the light of a full moon. That little SLR served me well and I took all my best shots with it for over two years, until one fateful night on a camping trip in 2016. It got down to -27C that night, a new record low for me, but unfortunately the NX1000 didn’t make it.

R.I.P. little guy, you are missed.



May 2, 2015

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