Monday, 7 September 2009

Trip to Alberta & Saskatchewan - Part 2 travelling to Saskatoon

This is typical landscape along the Yellowhead highway ... ranch land with ponds.This church was build in 1903 by English homesteaders. The minister was named Lloyd ... resulting in the name of Lloydminster for the town. A 'window on the world' a century ago. How the view has changed! The dry atmosphere of the prairies preserves wood. On our 'wet coast' the moisture rots wood and wood bugs finish the job. In Alberta, ranches and technology co-exist. Solidly built, well used and still standing ... The prairie grain elevator, intriguing in design and it always had a train track running by to take the grain to market. One of Mother Nature's abstracts ...

1 comment:

Vivien said...

These pictures give a great sense of place. I especially like the picture of the window.