Tag: rural life

Fishing for Mail

Fishing for Mail

On a road trip in winter, we passed this unusual mailbox. Made to look like a fishing lure, I’m sure it’s quite unique. I love finding original, imaginative mailboxes, and would love to see examples of others that my fellow bloggers may find in their travels.
Consider yourself challenged!

Prairie Giants, Then and Now

Prairie Giants, Then and Now

The tall, wooden, grain elevators, that dotted the prairies long ago, are disappearing. Thankfully, a few have been preserved, and some have been purchased by individual farms, or farm cooperatives. As railways closed lines, many elevators were abandoned and demolished. Sadly, some towns never recovered from the loss of their elevator, and vanished completely from the prairie landscape.
New elevators are built from concrete or steel, and the towns nearby benefit economically from their existence.

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Walking the Fence Line

Walking the Fence Line

My sister and brother-in-law have an acreage located a couple of hours from our home. There are so many interesting things to experience and see on their property. Much of the land beyond the landscaped yard is kept in a lovely natural state, but there’s a little trail that follows the fence line, which my brother-in-law keeps mowed. He has also created a clearing in which he’s mounted motion activated cameras to catch the visiting wildlife. Deer are frequently caught on video.

 

I like the walks my sister and I take. We see an assortment of plants and birds as we follow the fence that surrounds the property, and all the while, we chat. The pictures here were taken this past August, on one of our visits. I especially like the one below, with the two lone yellow flowers in a sea of green.

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