Friday, January 12, 2007

One of my favourites

This photo of the elevator in Leney, SK is one of my favourites. Why? Because it typifies rural Saskatchewan at harvest. Ripened wheat growing near the grain elevators that will store the grain once harvested. The wide open prairies surrounding the elevator. What is missing is a village. The abandoning of villages is also typical, unfortunately. The urbanization of the world is happening on the prairies, as well. The small farm is a thing of the past. As they disappear so do the many grain elevators that used to dot the landscape. It's almost as if part of our inner being is getting lost in the process. Will the replacement, i.e., large farms and urban living, be okay? Only time will tell.

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