Harvest time

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.

Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

4 thoughts on “Harvest time”

  1. Thanks for your update. Sure is different country than what we’re used to seeing in the West Kootenay.

    On that note, Ladi and Anne, I never managed to say ‘goodbyes’ to very many people, having been wrapped up in an intense clean up of my apartment for my last three days in kaslo. Not having an open thrift store or free store didn’t make things easier. Needless to say, I had wanted to make my rounds and say ‘farewell’ to you guys. I will stop into the old neighbourhood next time I’m in town. All the best into the fall and may next year be a good one!




    1. Goodbye? You’ve gotten away just like this? What a shock to learn this way, Gary! But wherever & however you’ve gone, may it be a move for the good. So long, it’s been good to know ya, I’m singing to you.


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