Prairie Scenics Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Shirley Lannoo

An introduction to the beauty and variety of prairie subjects that delight the eye. Contrary to popular belief our prairies are not always flat, not always boring, not always predictable. Our skies are startling in their variety and grandeur. We have prairies with lakes, rivers, old farm sites, new farm sites, towns and cities, railroads, beaches and wildlife habitat everywhere. The prairies are simply, a thing of beauty...a joy forever.

The Colourful Season
The Colourful Season
Fall Colour in the Pasture
Fall Colour in the Pasture
Abandoned Farm Site
Abandoned Farm Site
Railroad on the Prairies
Railroad on the Prairies
Straw Bales with Town Backdrop
Straw Bales with Town Backdrop
Spring Arrives
Spring Arrives
Boardwalk on the Beach
Boardwalk on the Beach
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Sarsaparilla, Forest Carpet
Sarsaparilla, Forest Carpet
Old Prairie Barn Scenic
Old Prairie Barn Scenic
Canola on the Hills
Canola on the Hills
Rock n Roll Farming
Rock n Roll Farming


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Caption List:

Photo 1. The Colourful Season. A view of Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba in the autumn revealing a swirl of colour dominated by a large white cumulus cloud in the background.

Photo 2. Fall Colour in the Pasture. Popular trees stand large against a pastured backdrop, still green, with building clouds overhead threatening snow.

Photo 3. Abandoned Farm Site. A muddy trail leading from a section road to the long ago busy home site of a long forgotten farm family. Only a few old outbuildings survive, the newest being an old 1300 bushel metal grain bin, almost certainly abandoned along with the rest of the yard. And again, a spectacular prairie sky.

Photo 4. Railroad on the Prairies. A typical prairie sky hangs over a dual track railroad in Saskatchewan with an old telegraph line still standing between the tracks and the highway.

Photo 5. Straw Bales with Town Backdrop. Wheat straw round bales waiting for pickup, framing grain elevators in the prairie town of Cypress River, Manitoba. A day of remarkable clear blue sky often enjoyed by the Manitoba population.

Photo 6. Spring Arrives. Part of a farm site amidst Popular trees opening new buds after a long winter on a farm site in Manitoba, Canada with a large muskrat hut in the middle of a tiny lake.

Photo 7. Boardwalk on the Beach. The prairies contain thousands of lakes offering recreation and employment including commercial and sport fishing, boating, swimming, sailing etc. including Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg. Here gentle waves on a well maintained beach beacon visitors to come and play.

Photo 8. Sunflowers. Sunflowers planted in rolling hills interspersed by patches of trees under an umbrella of blue sky and cumulus clouds.

Photo 9. Sarsaparilla, Forest Carpet. Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Wild Sarsaparilla -Aralia nudicaulis- carpets the forest floor near the Assiniboine River.

Photo 10. Old Prairie Barn Scenic. Near Belmont, Manitoba, an old barn remains to indicate the site where once a farm family lived while working the land with horses.

Photo 11. Canola on the Hills. An old barn enveloped by a canola crop awaiting the combine on the rolling hills of Bruxelles, Manitoba, highlighted by a magnificent prairie sky.

Photo 12. Rock n Roll Farming. Clear blue skies over an autumn view of a section road meandering through rolling and stone speckled farmland in south central Manitoba..