The Prairies (Ho Hum?)

The Prairies (Ho Hum?)

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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.

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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.

21 thoughts on “The Prairies (Ho Hum?)

  1. Living skies indeed. I sorely miss those truly spectacular vistas. Thx for the reminder Candice.
    It costs more to fly to Winnipeg than to Toronto or I’d be visiting my hometown in two shakes.

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  2. Beautiful prairies, thanks for sharing! I’m amazed at the difference in the skies over the Lake Ontario “plains” after having lived in hills about an hour away on the edge of the mountains where I’ve lived most of my life! God’s handiwork is amazing if we’re willing to look for it.

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  3. Beautiful skies. I read your comment in reply to paolsoren and also feel shut in when I’m in a mountainous area…I think it is because I’ve lived most of my life within an hour of the ocean. I like to live, and drive, on level ground.

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  4. I loved offshore sailing, but I love the prairies, too, and I know now what they have in common: the horizon. I laugh at people who complain about crossing Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa, saying “there’s nothing to see.” There’s a good bit there — it just takes a discerning eye. Obviously, the same’s true in your part of the world. Your beautiful photos testify to that.

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