When you think of the prairies, do you think of uninteresting, flat, monotonous landscapes like the photos above? Think again. The prairies also contain scenes of beauty.
The rich greens of summer, the bright yellow canola crops, and the blue of the flax flowers create a palette of calm. The ponds and streams are home to all kinds of water birds. The sky can turn from azure blue and cloudless, to dark and threatening in an hour.
The rich fall colours of crops ready for harvest, and trees of every description dot the landscape in autumn. The valleys’ leafy displays are awe inspiring.
There are no earthquakes here to mar the scene, no volcanoes to destroy age old structures, no hurricanes with surging floods. (the odd tornado passes by, mostly only affecting open fields)
Winter, it could be said, is not so picturesque, but sundogs, northern lights, and hoar frost are sights I’d miss if I lived elsewhere.