Last night I was sitting in my living room with the blinds closed when I realized there was a bright pink light peeking through them. My thoughts went from “Oh no there must be some emergency and the fire trucks showed up in the neighbourhood!” to “Oh my gosh that is the sunset and I am missing it!” I will never get tired of prairie sunsets. I watch in full on jaw-dropping glory every time I witness one. Last week one of my friends was driving us around the city and I kept zoning out of the conversation as I swiveled around like a bobblehead figurine. I finally had to explain to her that these sunsets are not normal. Manitobans – or maybe us prairie Canadians in general – are very lucky people.


I really thought I would miss the mountains more and sometimes I do. When I was back in BC this winter I felt right at home flying over the forests, mountain ranges and Pacific coast. But the wide open space and the endless sky puts me in my place. It reminds me of how small we are in this world, but also how limitless it is for us to explore. I will never get tired of this nightly miracle, I am so glad it is that time of year again when I can sit in my apartment and watch the sky become a rainbow.


What outdoor scene in your city takes your breath away? 


  • Colleen Pastoor

    This is beautiful! Sunsets are gorgeous… but I can’t get enough of sunrise either. There’s something about watching a new day begin that’s breathtaking for me.

  • Amber

    I miss the big sky and sunrises/sunsets of northern BC a lot. We have been having some pretty killer sunrises in Kamloops this spring too though. I think spring is the best time for a nice sunrise!