Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story

July 23, 2017
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Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story
A photo essay about the colours, shapes and images from a July road trip through southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: yellow canola fields

Yellow canola fields

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: flax starting to turn blue

Flax fields starting to turn blue

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: wind farms

Wind farms harvesting the power of the prairie wind

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: old wood elevator

Old iconic wooden grain elevator, for receiving, storing and shipping grain

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: modern grain storage

Modern grain elevator and storage facility

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: cattle

Cattle

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story - it's not all flat

It’s not all flat!

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: dust along a side road

Dust generated by a truck driving down a gravel side road

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: road construction

Orange pylons – on a drive of any distance you will encounter road construction somewhere along the way

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: farm machinery

Farm machinery in the fields

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: oil well

Oil well

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: old weathered shed

Old weathered shed

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: silo

Silver silo in a field of yellow canola

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: sage grass

Sage grass

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: salt flats

White salt flats

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: marsh

Marshland

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: old barn

Old barn

Canadian Prairie Summer Road Trip Photo Story: endless sky

Seemingly endless expanse of blue and white sky

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    Tag Along Deb
    July 23, 2017 at 9:36 am

    The endless bright yellow of a canola field defines the Canadian prairies for me. So pretty when paired with a bright blue sky.

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      Donna Janke
      July 25, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Deb, the canola fields are certainly iconic. My favourite are the blue flax fields, but there are fewer of them and the bloom time is short. It is particularly pretty to find a flax and canola field in bloom beside each other.

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    Ken Dowell
    July 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    So much open space! My favorite shot is the one showing the road ahead. There’s a little mystery in wondering what you’ll see st the top of that hilll.

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      Donna Janke
      July 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Ken, the mystery of what’s up ahead, over the hill or around the bend is a big part of the pleasure of a road trip.

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    Anita and Richard @ No Particular Place To Go
    July 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    This is lovely Donna. I can imagine you driving along the highway and back roads, enjoying the beautiful countryside and waiting to see what each new curve of the road will bring! Anita

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      Donna Janke
      August 2, 2017 at 5:12 am

      Thanks Anita. The prairie scenery is sometimes dismissed as flat and boring, but I think it can be quite beautiful.

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    RoseMary Griffith
    July 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    What an enjoyable tour of a bit of Canada–we were on a road trip from east to west at the same time!

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      Donna Janke
      August 2, 2017 at 5:13 am

      RoseMary, summer seems to be the time for road trips! I hope you enjoyed yours.

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    Jeri Walker (@JeriWB)
    August 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    The picture of the weathered shed in the field is perfect. When I pass such buildings, I always find myself wondering about their history.

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      Donna Janke
      August 6, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Jeri, it would be interesting to know its history. I find myself drawn to old weathered (and almost falling down) buildings. Maybe it’s because they hint at so much history.

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    Agness of aTukTuk
    August 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Stunning pictures, Donna! I loved the picture of the yellow canola fields! Did you stop to admire them for a while?

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      Donna Janke
      August 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Agness. There were quite a few yellow canola fields on this trip, so we didn’t need to stop to enjoy – we kept passing more.

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