Sunday’s Valhalla

Homestead - La Glace, Alberta - Canada 1
Homestead – La Glace, Alberta – Canada 1
Homestead - La Glace, Alberta - Canada 2
Homestead – La Glace, Alberta – Canada 2
Homestead - La Glace, Alberta - Canada 3
Homestead – La Glace, Alberta – Canada 3
Homestead - La Glace, Alberta - Canada 4
Homestead – La Glace, Alberta – Canada 4
Homestead - La Glace, Alberta - Canada 5
Homestead – La Glace, Alberta – Canada 5

On a Sunday evening, two Sundays ago, we drove west from Grande Prairie. My daughter’s dance season had concluded. She journeyed homeward with friends. My wife and I remained. With time to ourselves, after our supper meal, we drove.

At the junction where highway 43 meets highway 723 we turned right and traveled northward to an as yet undiscovered location for us, the hamlet of Valhalla Centre. Halfway there, we stopped – my wife and I trading positions in our truck cab; she took the wheel and I was able to let my eyes meander over and through each new scene confronting us – scouting potential shots. While this region, the north side of highway 43, is a farming community the land use for farming was noticeably different from that immediately surrounding Grande Prairie; open, unfenced grain fields went on for kilometres; farm buildings accommodated the terrain more than a system for using the land. These farms were huge. The area drew memories of farm community scenes from Garrison Keillor’s ‘News from Lake Wobegon,’ the narrative series accompanying the live radio show, ‘A Prairie Home Companion;’ the stories are set in Minnesota and often poke fun at the Scandinavian/German-American communities. On the Canadian side of the border, CBC broadcasts a sister show, ‘The Vinyl Café’ with Stuart McLean.

Our drive continued to Valhalla Centre and where my wife could have turned left westward to uncharted territory for us, she took a right and we moved toward an area I had been through two weeks before, the area between La Glace and Sexsmith, Alberta. The images presented here are from a third homestead quite close to two others presented a few weeks back. My wife and I followed this drive with a week to ourselves for travel.

Listening to – U2’s ‘I Will Follow,’ ‘Trip through Your Wire,’ ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,’ ‘Magnificent,’ ‘Lucifer’s Hands’ and ‘Every Breaking Wave.’

Quote to Consider – “Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past.” – David DuChemin

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Traveling Fashion Designers 🌼

Meggie's Adventures

Travel, thank you notes and other stories from Meg King-Sloan

Radelnder uHu

Fotografie, Radeln und Reisen

Pans & Proses

And all the life's delightful doses


lifestyle, mommy, and more

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Vova Zinger's Photoblog

The world around through my camera's lens

Wedding Photography | Candid Photographers

wedding photography and candid wedding photographers in Delhi. Candid wedding photography is a unique way to capture the wedding day and the emotions of the bride and groom.


travel junkie & horse lover

The Godly Chic Diaries


thoughts on innovation, startups, photography and bourbon since 2007

Murray Robertson (photography & poems)

I make photographs and poems to please myself (and share them to please you).


Natural, rural and urban images

Perspective Art

Surreal Landscapes by Maikhail Buzhinskiy

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

Travel Blogging Academy

Become a Story Hunter!

Old School Contemporary

'Why be reliant upon secular media sources, literary works penned by atheists, and embittered hearsay to inform your views on religiosity, or worse still to bring about the lack thereof, isn't that as sensible as asking directions to KFC from Ronald McDonald?' ―T. C. M

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted

seth exploring

explore within

Alexis Chateau

Born a Yaad | Adventuring Abroad™

SouL SpeakS

He started Writing, The paper started speaking...

gianni trudu photos

L'occhio ritaglia il soggetto, e l'apparecchio deve solo fare il suo lavoro, che consiste nell'imprimere sulla pellicola la decisione dell'occhio

Bon Voyage

Traveler & photographer with a passion for everything


Ein Tagebuch unserer Alltagsküche-Leicht zum Nachkochen

Peter "Just Loves Flying"

Peter Joseph Singhatey - "Just Love Flying"

%d bloggers like this: