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Monday, July 23, 2012

Our World Tuesday: like archaeology

Looking like an archaeological dig, are the striations of the nearby coulee, beside the path where Dick and Lindy go for their walk.
In other parts of Alberta, erosion has unearthed dinosaur fossils, and in yet others can be found fossils of marine creatures from the epoch when the interior of North America was a vast inland sea.
Although the sky in this photo is dull, the scene is brightened by huge fields of canola (also known as rapeseed) from which cooking oil is made. When I edit this photo to make the sky and the coulee brighter, the color of the canola is almost painful to the eye, which I find it to be when driving by.
There are nearly as many canola fields in Alberta as there are fossils in the ground.

Photo by Richard Schear, July 2012
Edited version of original photo above.

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11 comments:

Gary said...

Love that yellow though!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

I confess that I didn't know Albertans grew canola!It grows well here in Ontario too.

Pat said...

That bright yellow field of canola is gorgeous! Great shots!

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow! What a wonderful photo. I'd love to find some fossils. Just so busy these days...
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Joyful said...

A very lovely scene!

Indrani said...

Excited to know about these fossils. I love the patch of yellow though.

ladyfi said...

Love those bright yellow fields.

Fun60 said...

There is a lot of rapeseed grown over here as well. The brilliant yellow really hits you between the eyes. Still can't decide whether I like it or not.

Powell River Books said...

The earth has so many tales to tell. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always like seeing that bright yellow. I didn't know really about the fossils in Alberta. Thanks!

Kay said...

I just love it that you live near such a beautiful coulee. To have so much open spaces. Wow!