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Saskatchewan by WayneBenedet Saskatchewan by WayneBenedet
Most people around the world view the Canadian prairies as a vast, flat, uninteresting, windswept terrain. But this is far from the reality. The prairies hold a spirit within them that is not present in any other place in our world. Indeed many parts of the prairie are flat, and produce some very high yields. But that is not the only or entire picture of this land.

In the last few days, I have had the pleasure of traveling though the southern part of Saskatchewan along highway 18 (and I use the term "highway" very loosely because at times, this route is not for the faint of heart). The vistas were breathtaking. We had the joy of walking on a prairie that is virtually untouched (except for grazing) and we were able to feel the power of this place in the wind and weather. We watched a storm approach and overtake a prairie ghost town, and had to run for shelter as the hail beat the ground. We felt the heat and and the ever present wind.

This picture is presented to demonstrate the difference of what the prairie really is, from what it is assumed to be. it is not just fields of wheat, it as also a sacred land with deep folds and convolutions that hold deep meanings.

In the next while I will post some of the images from this excursion. many of them will be similar to the ones I have posted before, but there is and always will be a fundamental difference in the power and spirit that I felt while in these lands.

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bulloney Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Highway 83 in Southern Sask? The 83 that comes to mind is in Manitoba & runs N-S through Virden, Melita, Minot... Major road that parallels the border.

Highway 13 aka Redcoat trail?  Weyburn, Carlyle and the like...  If so then you missed a beaut of a barn a 15 km detour south of Redvers on Highway 8: bulloney.deviantart.com/art/Mo…

And I can vouch for those roads not being for the faint of heart!!  :)  Good thing you didn't take Manitoba 3 / Saskatchewan 18, it is in much poorer condition (though you would have seen this one: bulloney.deviantart.com/art/Se…, bulloney.deviantart.com/art/La… )
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
It was along highway 18 in Saskatchewan.  Don't know why I said 83, atrophied brain perhaps.  But thanks for pointing out the road, so i could correct it.
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lilycat14 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Were you near North Battleford?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Not on this trip. The picture was taken around Shaunavon.
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lilycat14 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. I live in North Battleford. Thats why. Have you ever been there?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I figured you lived there, yes I have visited, never for long though, usually we are traveling through.
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lilycat14 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Well I was born in Halifax, then moved to St. John's, and then we moved to North Battleford.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I grew up in Thunder Bay (Fort William back then) moved to Brandon in the 70's then Winnipeg and Thompson. Now we are in Morden
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lilycat14 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Where is Thunder Bay?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
On Lake Superior in NW Ontario.

Google it.
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