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NOTE:  As mentioned in a recent post, the comments function of my blog no longer works.  I tried to get the problem sorted out before going on the road, but to no avail.  I finally resorted to setting up a new blog at another URL.  It contains all of the posts that reside at this URL, but also has all of the missing comments and allows new comments to be posted.  You can find the new blog location here.  I’ll try to remember to put up new posts here, but I suggest updating your bookmark to the new URL.

Just another short post as I’m writing this from atop the hoodoo field at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park as this is the only spot where the 3G connection will work. It does not work down on the river flats where the campground is located.

I’ve been enjoying the peacefulness here. It is one of the quietest places I have spent time as there is very little human-generated sound due to lack of other campers and the physical location of the park.

A couple of posts back, I mentioned that I was trying to make time to stop and look at things along my route. In particular, I have paused to photograph old barns which are in danger of collapse. The one in the above photo is just east of Brandon, Manitoba, next to the TransCanada highway. I drove back along a service road to photograph it in the morning after stopping the night at a nearby motel.

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This barn is further west along the same highway. I had noticed it in both previous crossings of the prairies and decided to turn off and drive along the service road which I then had to back up along for about a half-mile. I love this one for the way in which the colour of the building eches those of the landscape. Also, the shape is so impossible and puts me in mind of Frank Gehry’s design for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

The last artifact in this post was found in the grass at a rest stop at the turn-off for the Qu’appelle Valley scenic route. Somehow, I thought that civilization had moved beyond the Age of Stink Bombs, but apparently not. *sigh*

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Written by bev on October 26th, 2010

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