Friday, July 26, 2013

If You're Not From the Prairies . . . .

 . . . is the name of a children's book which has a beautiful poem about the prairies written by David Bouchard and illustrated with beautiful pictures by Henry Ripplinger.  A true Canadian book.

I just got back from a trip to Vulcan, Alberta which is in southern Alberta on the prairies.

**Warning I have posted lots of pictures**
(there are some quilting pictures further down)

 I love the old buildings and the wide open spaces.

The sky is always so beautiful in the prairies.

Vulcan is celebrating it's 100 years young the long weekend in August.  
Lots of activities happening so if you happen to be in the area, pop on down.

My friend, Wendy was part of the group of quilters who got together 
and put a 100 year quilt together.

It's made in three panels and has a lots of old pictures to hold your interest.
They did a beautiful job and it shows the pride of their town.

I have a soft spot for Vulcan as our young family used to live there. 
Both of our kids were born while we were there 
so there are many wonderful memories, friends and good times.

 Just look at the details and fun pictures.

The quilting is beautiful too.

The back of the quilt is almost as exquisite as the front.

 Wendy had worked on this panel.
Can you see the wheat?

 A couple of pictures around Joe and Wendy's farm.

Joe has an old Nash sitting on his farm so I took the opportunity to take a few pictures.

Of days gone by . . . .

I'm sure I have bored you enough so I will end with a couple of sunset pictures 
from Joe and Wendy's farm.

Hope you enjoyed your trip to the prairies 
and if you happen to be down in the Vulcan area 
the first weekend in August, enjoy the celebrations.

Happy birthday Vulcan!



  1. What beautiful pictures Shauna! You really have captured the feeling of the prairie past. Thank you for sharing your pictures of southern Alberta. I love it when you come to visit. Hugs, Wendy

  2. Lovely post, Shauna - looks like a agical place to visit ... sigh ... maybe one day :)