The Drive from Saskatoon to Red Deer, Alberta

Well, reality has struck and I must come off the road after 11 months of continuous travel. So for the month of September I am spending some time at home and get my life in order, after enjoying almost every minute of the past 11 months.

It’s been an amazing 11 months on the road! Thanks to everyone I met along the way! I will resume my travels into the North West Territories, Alberta, BC and the Yukon in October and November. Stay turned to see the amazing faces I will be photographing for the 2010 Canadian Flag Mosaic! To date, over 1700 portraits have been taken from coast to coast. Quite the feat for just one fella. I am returning home to spend some time with my family and to market the Canadian Flag Mosaic for 2010.

I shot this hanging out the van window, while driving…One hand on the wheel and the other on the camera.

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A prairie storm brews near, Unity, Saskatchewan.

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Luseland, Saskatchewan elevators, some of the few left standing.

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A rare red elevator stands in a the open prairie landscape, once numbering around 6500 elevators across the prairies, fewer then 500 are still standing. Red elevators are especially hard to find, because in the early 1960’s they were are painted either white or green.

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An old Monte Carlo rusts away in an open field.

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Farmers gather at the general store in Luseland, Saskatchewan.

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I told this farmer of my travels across Canada and he returned minutes later with a box of vegetables from his garden, he gave me potatoes, radishes, carrots, and yellow bean. I finally had to refuse and more food. So kind! Thanks Bill Fisher!

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Luseland Museum

luseland canadian flag

Post Lady at the Reward Post Office

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Kids take a bike ride on the main street of Reward, Saskatchewan

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family at reawrd

A portrait of a cow herd!

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cow portraits

Wrought iron crosses at the Reward cemetery.

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Curious horses watch as my dogs and I walk down a country road near Predue.

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A canadian flag flies high over the Leader, Saskatchewan legion.

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Main Street Leader, Saskatchewan.

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Bird comb a drying marsh for food near Predue, Saskatchewan.

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A child rides through a puddle on main street Predue, saskatchewan. Minutes later the sky opened up and the rains came down hard giving the bone dry crops much needed moisture.

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Shaking out the carpets in Predue, Saskatchewan.

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Sherry and Kim.

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Ralph is the “bookman” with over 95000 books stacked up on the floor and book shelfs in an old bank, in Predue, Saskatchewan.

ralph the book man in predue, saskatchewan

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A country church steeple shows wear and tear from years of Saskatchewna winds and weather.

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elevator near reward saskatchewan

superb elevator

Old Ford model T’s rust away, how many years have these old buggies been left in this field, wow so much abandoned history in the prairies.

rusting model t-fords

Old wagon wheel left over from when the settlers came across the prairies with their families. It amazes me that such history is scattered about open fields across the prairies to rot away.

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Faces Of  The Day

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Bo, my dog enjoys the cool evening breeze in a wheat field, after a plus 30 degree day.

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Mya and I pose for a photo together!

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A muder of crows fly by to their roosting spot for the night.



5 Responses to “The Drive from Saskatoon to Red Deer, Alberta”

  1. 1 Tara
    August 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Love the prairie pics! and BOBO! OOH!

  2. 2 James K. Finley
    October 5, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Enjoyed your photo essay of my home town, Luseland, hub to the former whistle stops of Major, Superb, Reward, Revenue, Heart’s Hill, and Baloil ! Guess they were running out of names.

  3. 3 Valerie Finley
    October 6, 2009 at 1:45 am

    My son sent this to me from Sidney, B.C. and living in Luseland and knowing everybody in the pictures is just fantastic (he knows them all, too! He was born and grew up here). One thing you might want to check is that “Perdue” is the correct spelling. Interesting, too is that we just stopped in Perdue last week and visited the book store-Your pictures are great–is there a book in the offing? Am anxious to look at your other entries.

  4. 4 Caitlin
    December 24, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Hey Pal…. love your pic and blog… am planning on doing a 6 month long cross canada trip coming up next year and would love to get any tips/advice you may have. Any and all info would be appreciated as I haven’t driven much of the country at all. Cheers!

  5. January 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hello, I am a Saskatchewan guy living in Ontario for school who ‘googled’ Sask images and your pics came up. They are wonderful. I love how you capture the small town feel so vividly with your camera. You have made me miss home – in a great way! Thank you.

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