Based on all of the pictures taken of my "cartoon Grandpa" at the Calgary Stampede earlier this month, it's clear you all like to take pictures—and what's more picturesque (aside my cartoon family, of course) than the beautiful canola fields that have started to bloom?
You can take a short trip across the province and find hundreds of picture-worthy fields—some with gnarly trees in the middle (like the one at my grandparents's farm), or old barns, or if you're lucky, spooky skies...anyone take any pics of last night's storm? Of course, safety first!
I'm lucky because I can go on Grandpa's field any time I want. I spend most of the summer training for track by running AROUND the crop—this year, I've even hit a personal best. But I realize not everyone has a canola farmer in the family, and so I thought this would be a great time to remind you that as amazing as those fields look...you can't just go IN them to take a picture. At least, not without permission.
Traipsing through those fields can ruin the crop, plus, it's trespassing. You wouldn't want someone rummaging through your bedroom just to take a picture of your prized Star Wars Lego, or something, right?
Anyway, I can't wait to strap on my camera bag and head out with my dad to take some canola field pictures—we always give Grandpa one that he can frame for the house. An entire wall in the living room is dedicated to pictures of the canola farm over the years. It's pretty cool to see how much its grown.
Have you taken a good picture of a canola field? Put it on Instagram and tag @SupermanDuffy — or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe I’ll publish it on my blog!
Gotta jet! Have a great weekend—and stay safe!
~ Chase Superman Duffy