Saskatchewan

Abandoned machinery and elevator, Bents, SaskatchewanWest Block Grasslands National Park, SaskatchewanBig MuddyBig MuddyBig MuddyBig MuddyBig MuddyGreat Sand HillsOld rural buildingOld house on the prairies, Saskatchewan, CanadaSt. Nicholas Church, Qu'Appelle ValleySt. Nicholas ChurchSt. Nicholas ChurchView of Castle Butte, Big MuddyRoleau SK / aka Dog RiverAbandoned house, Southern SaskatchewanInterior of an abandoned rural house, Southern SaskatchewanInterior of an abandoned rural house, Southern SaskatchewanOuthouse on the prairies, Grasslands National Park,Sunset, Tessier SKGreat Sand HillsSand dunes, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanSand dunes, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanSand dunes, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanTessier SKSand abstract, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanWhere Old Cowboy Boots go to Die, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanBig Sky, Southern SaskatchewanThe interior of an abandoned rural house, Southern SaskatchewanAbandoned rural house, Southern SaskatchewanSand abstract, Great Sand Hills near Sceptre, SaskatchewanAbandoned rural house, Southern SaskatchewanA couple of Longhorns near Val MarieAn abandoned church somewhere in southern SaskatchewanOn this sunny summers day while driving west along PR 18 in southern SK, and I was compelled to stop to take this image. I was feeling very alone and I thought this image captured that.Looking out from the Big Muddy, I could see rising Cumulus clouds in the north that were moving east. I was relieved not to be in their path.East Block Grassland National Park.It was time to take a rest after hiking for several hours, East Block Grassland National Park.A sudden, intense storm suddenly rolled through. There was only enough time to drive to the top of the hill from the campground to get a few images. East Block Grassland National Park. Sunset after the storm. East Block Grassland National Park.West Block Grassland National Park.West Block Grassland National Park.In Saskatchewan , Its not un-common to come across vintage, abandoned cars and farm machinery.West Block Grassland National Park.West Block Grassland National Park.Sunset, West Block Grassland National Park.Fog rising in the Frenchman River Valley at sunrise / West Block Grasslands National ParkThe abandoned General Store in the Ghost Town of Bents SK.East Block Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Often maligned for being flat and boring,  once off the Trans Canada Highway, Saskatchewan is nothing but visually spectacular with rolling grasslands, badlands, parklands, boreal forests, lakes and rivers; ghost towns and abandoned farm sites, schools and churches. There are also many cultural events like rodeos, fairs and aboriginal ceremonies to take in and photograph. Saskatchewan is one of my favourite provinces to explore and photograph!