Friday, January 26, 2007

A long winter

In Saskatchewan leaves are on trees only 5 months of the year. That means that the norm on the prairies is bare-branched trees. That makes for a stark, rather colourless environment. What the snow does is brighten up the nights and the days as the snow acts as a reflector of any available light. That helps make up for the long, dreary season. Grain elevators act as a guide in the relatively flat landscape and add some structure to the empty nothingness that seems to be prevalent. One has to look at details and marvel at the colours and textures that somehow survive such a cold climate.
Here's another "cold" elevator to warm your heart.

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