Monday, August 03, 2009

Wide Open Spaces

This is a wildlife overpass. A safe place for animals to cross the trans Canada Highway as it heads towards Canmore Alberta. There is a high fence all along the roadside to deter them from running over the road. If you look closely, you will see the overpass is covered in grass and trees. No cars allowed.

After a few days in the magnificent Rocky Mountains, we headed east into a whole different world.
Onto the open Canadian Prairies. "The Breadbasket of the World". Wheat fields as far as the eye can see for hundreds of miles. Here a cargo train heads south.
This is the most beautiful place I have ever been. It is impossible to capture in photos, the vastness of the plains. It is so quiet out there. Just the sound of grasshoppers, birds, and the wind! Sorry this video colour is not quite right.
Next stop...Family Reunion.


Penny said...

I quite agree with you. People often say the drive from Manitoba to Saskatchewan is so boring because of the monotonous plains. But I disagree. I think the prairies are beautiful. I've often wanted to stop and take pictures but never do. The next time we head west, I hope to do so. I love the wheat picture.

Bobbie said...

BC is beautiful but the Prairies have a beauty of their own. The sky is so big!

Enjoy the family reunion and have a safe trip back home.

Herman said...

This is an unforgetable vacation.
As you know I always like the mountains in the background of your photos. This time the rocky Mountains in Canada, unbelievable...
Thanks for the ride, ooh ooh ooh oooh.... :-O

Walker said...

There is no way you can ever get enough pictures of the beauty of nature but the ones you do take are great.
Have a great time at the family reunion