This past week I was in the parkland region of Manitoba – where I grew up – for the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association‘s Annual General Meeting at Riding Mountain National Park. While some people think of the Prairies as flat, the area where I grew up has always been a bit more rolling. The farmland in our area is sometimes a challenge to work, with potholes/sloughs, bluffs of trees and rolling terrain. At this time of year (if Mother Nature is cooperating) the fields are showing their full potential. My favourites are the fields of canola and flax with the vibrant blooms and the tidy fields of hay first in rows and later dotted with bales. On this particular day the sky was full of photogenic clouds as well. I could have spent all day taking photos, but alas it was time to head home.

“There is no place you can go on the prairie that you don’t hear the white noise of the wind, steady and rough as surf curling along a non-existant shore.” – Diane Ackerman