In the early eighties I lived in Saskatoon and I became impressed with the four seasons in Saskatchewan. Now 35 years later I wanted to take some of the backroads I had not seen before. We left Regina on route 17, then13 and 21 to Maple Creek. This photo shows how grain was stored in small wooden buildings. Horizon is one of the villages that has lost most of its population. Two of the second generation grain elevators and a church are what is left. The third generation gra
The canola fields just about in full bloom. This is near Glennboro and with the oil fields is in the background. The gas flare can be seen on the horizon to the left of the tree. A typical view from southern Saskatchewan--old farm house and grain silos with a lake in the front
We visited The Museum for Human Rights today. It opened in October 2014. The massive glass facade is styled to look like wings of a dove wrapping around each other. The museum holds special events on a regular basis in order to represent cultural past and present human rights movements around the world. Antoine Predock was the architect and his masterful design is evocative of numerous natural elements. Predock has described the building as “carved into the earth and dissol
We had another day of viewing miles of wild flowers along the highway through northern Ontario. We were driving from Thunder Bay to Kenora. There were many signs warning drivers to watch for watch for moose, Unfortunately we only managed to get a picture of one young moose. As soon as we stopped and I had the camera in my hand we were surrounded by other curious drivers and the moose headed for the deep forrest. This one was easier to get a shot at.
On our drive today from Hearst, Ontario to Thunder Bay, we again had spectacular views of flowers beside the road. The Tiger Lilly was new today. When I stopped the car to take pictures I was overwhelmed by mosquito attacks so it had to be a quick picture. A rain shower had just passed. We stopped at Long Lac, Ontario for lunch. As we were leaving I saw this church all by itself on a peninsula. It reminded us of some of the landscapes in Iceland.
We drove today from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec to Hearst, Ontario. The backroads had spectacular wild flowers along the road. The following two pictures will give you an impression. When we got into Ontario there were more cultivated areas and many of the fields looked like large flowerbeds.