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Prairie Spring · Most places know four sea­son­s, but for the most in­tense ex­pe­ri­ence of spring you re­al­ly come Up North. I’m in Saskatchewan vis­it­ing my Mom, went for a short walk in the park be­hind her house, and came back with pic­tures of the ex­pe­ri­ence ...
 
Twisted Trees · This is one of Hafford’s big tourist at­trac­tion­s. Since Haf­ford is a small place, it’s ac­tu­al­ly a very small tourist at­trac­tion, a clump of trees on someone’s farm down a coun­try road off a coun­try road. But they’re weird trees: Aspen­s, just like the oth­er clump across the park­ing lot, on­ly dif­fer­en­t ...
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Prairie Town · I spent a cou­ple of days vis­it­ing fam­i­ly in Haf­ford, Saskatchewan. Th­ese Western towns aren’t like any­where else, and my Dad came from one; I like vis­it­ing and pho­tograph­ing them. Here’s the wa­ter tow­er through the trees, in­cred­i­bly lush this time of year up in­to the edge of the park­land­s ...
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Those Skies Again · This past Au­gust, as we do most years, we vis­it­ed rel­a­tives in Saskatchewan and spent some time out in the coun­try. As al­ways, I took pic­tures; here are ten of them ...
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2008/12/23, Four PM · We spent time near Christ­mas at a fam­i­ly farm near Ester­hazy in Saskatchewan. Reg­u­lar read­ers will know that I en­joy pho­tograph­ing this part of the world. On De­cem­ber 23rd, as the clock marched to­ward four in the af­ter­noon and the De­cem­ber sun (at 50°39'12"N) neared the dis­tant flat hori­zon, I re­solved on a photo-walk. It was around -30°C with a mild but painful breeze in the fast-changing light; one of the most in­tense ex­pe­ri­ences in my 2008. Here­with eight pic­tures, most­ly of snow ...
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Cow Hair · Be­ing two pho­tographs of cow hair. Live and on the cow I mean. Real­ly ...
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Treeset · Be­ing a pho­to of the sun ap­proach­ing the hori­zon with no clouds to serve as a can­vas for its set­ting rays. But there’s a lit­tle tree ...
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Horizon · Be­ing a pho­to­graph of a Saskatchewan hay­field and a cloudy sky ...
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Western Wear · I’ve al­ways had a weak­ness for cow­boy fash­ion, and when we vis­it Saskatchewan, we al­ways drop by the big Cow­town store in Regi­na to do our bit for the Prairie econ­o­my, not that it needs it what with grains and potash and petroleum all boom­ing ...
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Snowy Cows · This week we vis­it­ed a Saskatchewan farm where they have a few High­land cat­tle, which are just adorable ...
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Dalmatian Ballerinas · I mean birch trees not Adri­at­ic dancer­s. Although some times they are near­ly spot­less and oth­ers more stat­uesque than sylph-like. What­ev­er; I love ’em ...
 
The Prairie · We’re al­so vis­it­ing Lauren’s mom and her hus­band on their farm near Stock­holm, Saskatchewan. Peo­ple talk about do­ing “photo-walks” in glam­orous ur­ban lo­ca­tion­s; you’d have just as much fun tour­ing around a nice piece of prairie ...
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Mom’s Flowers · We’re vis­it­ing my Mother in Saskatchewan. Here are some of her flow­er­s ...
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Saskatchewan Oops · I’m on the prairies for the week; we do this ev­ery sum­mer. I’d been look­ing for­ward to show­ing the kids to the grand­moth­er­s, en­joy­ing the land­scape, and get­ting some hours of un­in­ter­rupt­ed work in away from the phones. What I wasn’t look­ing for­ward to was my MacBook act­ing sick, crash­ing three times this morn­ing, re­boot­ing when I close the lid. Sigh. And there’s email from peo­ple hav­ing trou­ble with both mod­_atom and the Ape. Dou­ble sigh.
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Angry Cow · What hap­pened was, I was strolling in the pas­ture try­ing to get a cam­era an­gle on a hill across the road and I just about stepped on this cow that was sleep­ing in the long grass with her calf. We were both sur­prised ...
 
Hay Bales · In mid-August Saskatchewan, the first crop of hay bales is out in the field­s ...
 
Kite Boy · A pho­to­graph of a boy fly­ing a kite, in Saskatchewan ...
 
Snow, Death, Verticals · This trip is sup­posed to be for Spring Break, but in Saskatchewan, Spring hasn’t ar­rived yet. It’s been hit­ting -20°C at night, with the wind brisk; that’s a nasty com­bi­na­tion. Wel­l, you don’t come here for the weath­er, but the pho­to opps have been scarce too; the March light, un­til Fri­day, was al­ter­nate­ly hazy and harsh. Here­with four pic­tures of snow ...
 
1921 Church · Here are three shots of the old­est Swedish Luther­an church in Canada, which you’ll find down a side road off a side road that doesn’t go any­where else ...
 
Saskatchewan · It’s Spring Break, so we’re in Saskatchewan with the kid vis­it­ing his grand­moth­er­s. I’ll be out at Lauren’s Mom’s farm for the next three days with lousy In­ter­net ac­cess. This is part­ly by de­sign; I am se­ri­ous­ly be­hind on my Ja­va One de­liv­er­ables and a day or two hid­ing up­stairs at the far­m, away from the Net, while Lau­ren hangs out with her moth­er and the kid with the an­i­mal­s, may help get me caught up. In the in­ter­im, here are three very Saskatchewan pho­to­s ...
 
FSS: Cypress Hills Again · Fri­day Slide Scan #24 is a shot that should have ap­peared in FSS #6: Cy­press Hills; it caught my eye when I was go­ing through the files and it is, if you like the Prairies, just too pret­ty to skip. As a bonus, there’s a Prairie sto­ry of jail­break and high­way ter­ror ...
 
Museum Piece · When we were out on the Prairies last week, we took the kid to the Roy­al Saskatchewan Mu­se­um, which is gen­er­al­ly very good, es­pe­cial­ly Mega­munch. Much to my sur­prise, there was an ex­hib­it on In­ter­net Ex­plor­er, up through re­lease 6, and I got a pic­ture ...
 
Saskatchewan · While ev­ery­one else was off at those foo­bar camp­s, we spent the week­end (and will spend the week) in Saskatchewan, hang­ing out at the kid’s grandmothers’ places and most­ly still work­ing, but in in a dif­fer­ent kind of to­pog­ra­phy. Saskatchewan is a good place for tak­ing pic­tures ...
 
FSS: Cypress Hills · Fri­day Slide Scan #6 is from April 1992, in the Cy­press Hills In­ter­provin­cial Park on the Alberta-Saskatchewan bor­der. One of my fa­vorites, pure Prairie win­ter ...
 
Grass · When we were in Saskatchewan ear­li­er this mon­th, I didn’t (un­like last year) get many in­ter­est­ing Prairie snap­shot­s; a pity, be­cause it’s al­ways a feast for the eye­s. But I got two ...
 
Lovely, but Tough · In this part of Saskatchewan, which ev­ery­one knows is flat, the ground rolls a bit, in a way that’s gen­tle on the eye. But the li­cense plates have it right, the re­al scenery’s up there over your head. Here­with some pret­ty prairie pic­tures, a few words on grasshop­per­s, and an ar­gu­ment that it re­al­ly is like Man­hat­tan, if you look close enough ...
 
Land of the Living Skies · That’s what it says on the li­cense plates here in Saskatchewan, where we’re vis­it­ing fam­i­ly for a week. I’m on a farm now, dial-up ac­cess, work­ing in­ter­mit­tent­ly on an es­say on how the land­scape is weird­ly rem­i­nis­cent of Man­hat­tan. But don’t ex­pect much email re­spon­sive­ness or at­ten­tion to the burn­ing is­sues of this In­ter­net min­ute. Take good care of things.
 
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