Horizons–Canadian Prairies to Big Sky Montana

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Saskatchewan landscape

 

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.

William Makepeace Thackeray

 

Prarie farm buildings

 

Whatever else prairie is—grass, sky, wind—it is most of all a paradigm of infinity, a clearing full of many things except boundaries, and its power comes from its apparent limitlessness; there is no such thing as a small prairie any more than there is a little ocean, and the consequence of both is this challenge: try to take yourself seriously out here, you bipedal plodder, you complacent cartoon.

William Least Heat-Moon  – PrairyErth

 

Alberta prarie farm

 

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

 

Big Sky Monatana

 

Created for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizons

Cheers – Bruce

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21 thoughts on “Horizons–Canadian Prairies to Big Sky Montana

    • Thanks Victoria. I’ve have had a quiet weekend, and now today I’m opening up the computer to check out the fellowship here in the blogosphere.

      Peace to you and all, on this remberance day, especially those who have suffered the horrors of violence and war.

    • Thanks David. The outdoors is so refreshing for the human spirit, and Fran and myself do enjoy the memories of the wonders we have discovered in our travels in the U.S. and Canada. Now it is also nurturing to meet wonderful people like yourselft, via this medium. Thank you for sharing your insights on this earthly journey of interdependence.

  1. the beauty of the open prairies and when the skies meet at the horizon – gorgeous! what a blessing and treat for the eyes. i love your collection, Bruce. ♥

    • Thanks Gwen. That’s a neat idea. Other years I’ve done this as Christmas gifts. It was about the only way I shared my photography, other than with Fran of course. It is always a reminder of the good times we’ve had.

      Now it’s also awesome to able to also share via the blogosphere, with such an interesting and talented cross-section of people like yourself – from Chicago all the way to Timbuktu, so to speak.

      I appreciate your comments & take care.

  2. Awesome gallery, each picture better than the next, but very nice group. I love those red barns! The health of my eyes has been boosted for awhile. :O)

    Cheers to you and have a super week.

  3. Enjoyed the movie based on McCandless’s life and tragic death. What beauty in the land that we take for granted.These are breathtaking images, Bruce.

    • Thanks Jeff. I also enjoy the soundtrack to Into the Wild, by Eddie Vedder – you’d probably know or recognize the song Hard Sun – “It’s a big hard sun, beatin on the big people, in the big hard world . . .” I turned it on to listen to it, when you mentioned McCandless. It’s true as you say, we often take the land for granted. Glad you enjoyed the photographs.

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