Monday, May 28, 2007

Kinley, SK

One of my favourite scenes in Saskatchewan is the combination of telephone lines and grain elevators. This photo taken of the Kinley elevator depicts this view nicely.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Did you know that the great hockey legend, Gordie Howe, was born in Floral, Saskatchewan? Floral used to be a hamlet just east of Saskatoon. As Saskatoon grew, Floral slowly disappeared. I'm surprised there's not a marker to show where Gordie Howe was born. It would make a great tourist draw, don't you think?
Now even the lone elevator that survived over the years has disappeared. Here's a photo of the elevator at Floral that stood until 2003.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Chaplin, SK

When I was taking photos of elevators I tried to find different situations to make the photos more interesting and contextual. Most of the time nothing was going on at or near the elevators. This past fall was during harvest season, so this photo in Chaplin, SK was of interest--trucks are lined up to unload their loads of grain.