This morning I finished packing up two parcels of art that will be shipped today. These three little tipis are on their way to Indian Head, Saskatchewan (thank you Chris!) which isn't very far at all from where our family lived for a season. I loved living in Saskatchewan. The people were interesting and kind, the landscape was beautiful as we lived near the Qu'Appelle Valley, the sunsets and sunrises were stunning, and George the Goat & Centennial the retired RCMP horse were a real treat for this girl who grew up in the north.
I have now had the pleasure of living in all three prairie provinces and though they are all in the same country, in the same region, they are all so different. Manitoba is filled with crisp, clear blue lakes...though the heat and humidity can sometimes be overwhelming. Saskatchewan has the most incredible skies, with colours ranging from yellow to pink to purple. Alberta, well this is the place that has been my home longer than anywhere else. I like the cool summer nights, warming chinooks in winter combined with the wide open prairie skies and the mountain views outside my living room window. I have the pleasure of experiencing fields, foothills and the Rocky Mountains within an hour's drive.
I grew up in northern boreal forest surrounded by lakes and rivers and now I've become rather attached to the prairies and the farming community in it. And in every place I have had the great privilege of meeting and becoming friends with many amazing people. With my community growing by leaps and bounds every year I guess I'm lucky to still have that privilege without moving.