“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless Ailsa’s travel theme is: Horizons Continue reading Visual Quotations 64: Horizon
Nothing says ‘room’ quite like the open prairie. Click to enlarge Alberta, Canada The Weekly Photo Challenge is: Room Continue reading Room
“He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick Policeman’s Point, Medicine Hat, Alberta There is a new challenge on the horizon. Ese’s Voice is sponsoring a Shoot and Quote each Sunday. Her choice, for this her first week is: Beginning Continue reading Visual Quotations 21: Beginning
To Canadians, the Prairies means Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta – 138,997 sq miles … to give scale, England is 50,346 square miles. The population of the three provinces is 5,886,906 … the population of England is 53,013,000.
Primary industries include agriculture (wheat, barley, oats) and cattle and sheep ranching – sheep ranching, that surprised me. Canada is the world’s third largest exporter of wheat (behind the US and … France? (businessinsider.com) – that’s a surprise too. We export on average 20 million tonnes, or about 21% of the world market. (wiki.answers.com), primarily to China, Japan, Iran, South Korea and … US? (businessinsider.com). Apparently they export more than we do and then import from us … go figure.
The prairies are pretty flat … no trees, only the odd rock to break the never-ending flow of the landscape. Continue reading “The Canadian Prairie”