Monday, July 6, 2009

Long Overdue Pictures #2 - The Sky... of Wisconsin, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta

About three weeks ago, I drove out to Edmonton to start an internship there with the Edmonton ORC church (a URC). I haven't taken any pictures out here yet, unfortunately, but I did take a lot of pictures on the road trip. 3500 km, in toto! I took three days to do it, which allowed for a fairly easy driving schedule (13, 9, 8 hours I believe). It was a very enjoyable trip. I listened to some music, a good number of sermons, as well as the complete audiobook of Dostoyevesky's "The Karamazov Brothers".

The main thing that impressed me on the trip was the sky. The sky is so big out here! Everything is so flat (especially in Saskatchewan) that you can see for miles and miles. That means that you can see much more of the sky than in Ontario. On my second day, I was chasing a storm for quite some time. I went right through a violent part of it, as you can see. The downpours are quite torrential (though localized).

The Trip.

Approaching a down-pour.

In the middle of the down-pour.

Saskatchewan. No trees for as far as you can see.

After a storm, #1. No set of pictures on a trip through the Prairies (aka 'Grain Basket') would be complete with a picture of the ubiquitous grain elevator).

After a storm, #2. I think this is my favourite picture.


He has made the earth by His power;
He has established the world by His wisdom,
And stretched out the heaven by His understanding.

When He utters His voice--
There is a multitude of waters in the heavens:
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He makes lightnings for the rain;
He brings the wind out of His treasuries."

(Jeremiah 51:15-16).


Laurie said...

Hey, Matt! So nice to see all the pictures! I hope you are doing well on your own cooking :) I went through some of my recipes but I haven't found any super easy good ones yet. Thanks for posting.

Cliff said...

Yes, Matt! Good to see those dramatic skies you talked to us about. And what a profound and fitting passage you quoted below the pictures, about the awesome Creator God and His marvellous works!

Curt said...

"Saskatchewan. No trees for as far as you can see."

No trees? There's a dead tree right smack in the middle of the picture!!!

Matt said...

Ha, ha. We have a joker here! :)