Once again we find ourselves heading east. Family matters beckon. Harvesting is well underway – a bounty of sugar beets, corn, sunflower seeds and potatoes in southern Alberta. Further east in the grain belt some crops have had their clipper cut. Billowing dust in the distance signal that combines are still busy.
A mellow yellow carpets the land. Bales of every size and shape lay in wait.
Canola and grain crops contrast distinctly as does the sky from day to day when smoke arrives from afar.
Abandoned homesteads and boarded-up shops are common sights.
Much less frequent are wooden grain elevators on the prairie landscape. These landmarks continue to disappear across the horizon. Those still standing pull at our heartstrings.