A Beautiful Hardship

North West of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

July 11, 2010  Between 1:00 and 5:00 PM

From the air, you see colored patterns that are not created by an artist but a farmer trying to make a living.  Their purpose is to make what they can with the waterlogged fields that nature gave them.  Instead of straight lines, a farmer must plant around water creating swirls like a painter.

Unfortunately, what I would perceive as a thing of beauty, is actually hardship for the farming community.

A Canola Backdrop

The Crooked Bush, just outside of Hepburn, Saskatchewan

July 24th, 2010 4:25 PM

The canola field sits just on the edge of The Crooked Bush.  Amber, with camera in hand, was taking closeups of the canola.  I, on the other hand, was taking distant shots.  This is my baby against a colorful backdrop.