Looking west and always seeing the Rocky Mountains can make them seem less impressive. But every time I drive into them I am reminded how truly awesome they are. There are people that pine to go to the Rocky Mountains for years and never see them. I am very lucky that I can spend the morning hiking in the Rockies and the evening in a trendy downtown Calgary restaurant.
When most think of the prairies I am sure the imagined visuals are absolutely boring. I do. Last spring I made a point to take my camera on a drive off the highway and on to township & range roads that grid the vast expanse of southern Alberta. I found that there are gems to be seen that connect us to yesteryear.