Sunday, October 9, 2011

Leaving Them Behind

That's the mountains I'm talking about!  I had enough of them yesterday!  I wanted to get away from the city today so headed in the opposite direction and left the Rockies behind in favour of the bald ass prairie!  I woke with a headache this morning and this was the culprit, a chinook-like sky and I felt the chinook-like winds as I tried to keep my car on the road.  I could see the mountains lining the horizon and disappearing the further I drove.
Alberta should be nick-named "Big Sky Country" like Montana!  
The sky went on forever as did the bald ass prairie.  
Although in some areas it wasn't as bald as others.  
A farmer being creative!
Being out on this country drive reminded me of when I lived "back home".   Thanksgiving time was a popular time for searching out the red colors and the pumpkin people and viewing all the homes decorated in the festive autumn theme.   While we don't have the reds here, nor the pumpkin people nor the home decorations, I still love being out for the country drive, amongst the golds, and enjoying the scenery.  It brings back memories and brings me "back home" to back then, for a little while.  I found a beautiful country road where I stopped to have a few moments behind my sunglasses before turning around and heading home, back to reality!
A touch of "back home" will always be with me!  
After a couple of hundred kilometers, I'm happy to be home, between the Rocky Mountains and the bald ass prairie.  

2 comments:

  1. Love the photos! You live in a beautiful place!

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  2. That is such a coincidence! The hubs and I drove out that way the next weekend for a belated Thanksgiving dinner with his family and we saw the same worm!

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