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Harvesting in the Canadian Heartland

Canadian photo buffs reap what they sow with these stunning shots of harvest time’s golden fields and blue skies. 

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Harvest in High River, Alta.

Harvest in High River, Alberta

“This photo was taken on September 7, 2014, when it was 27 degrees Celsius. The next day, there was a foot of snow on the ground!” shares Janice Storch King of High River, Alberta. “My friends, Angela and Jay, asked me to take photos of their harvest so they could create photo books as Christmas presents. Thankfully, they got the majority of their crop in and did not lose a significant amount of their harvest when the snow fell.”

Don’t miss this heartwarming story of one Alberta family’s farming tradition.

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Harvest in Palmerston, Ont.

Harvest in Palmerston, Ontario

“I took this photo on Oct. 1, 2010, while out and about one beautiful evening,” writes Corin Mercey of Palmerston, Ontario. “I as taking pictures of the fall leaves in my backyard because the sun was shining on everything so perfectly! Then I moved on to a nearby wheat field; everything was golden. I took this pic to remind myself of how lucky I am to have grown up on such a beautiful property.”

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Harvest in Bruno, Sask.

Harvest in Bruno, Saskatchewan

“This photo was taken in the fall of 2014,” writes Darryl Smith of Bruno, Sask. “I made numerous trips to this location, about three kilometres west of Bruno, until I got the background I was happy with. The windmill was manufactured in 1960 and that, along with the beautiful Saskatchewan sunset, made me feel as though I’d captured a time gone by.” Check out this haunting gallery of Saskatchewan’s ghost towns.

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Harvest in Alberta

Harvest in Alberta

“We were coming home from a camping trip in Cypress Hills Provincial Park one August, when we saw this field,” writes Evelyn Daniels of Medicine Hat, Alberta. “I love this time of year and thought the hay field looked beautiful. It reminded me of growing up on a farm in eastern Montana.”

Don’t miss the awe-inspiring images one Our Canada reader captured on her dream trip to Alberta.

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Harvest in Rowley, Alta.

Harvest in Rowley, Alberta

“On our trip to Drumheller, Alberta, in 2011, we stopped in the tiny town of Rowley,” says Joyce Stolte of Edmonton. “We were on a tour with the Alberta Antique Car Club with our 1930 Essex. The town of Rowley died with the end of the railroad. The old grain elevators are still there though-so majestic and, sadly, becoming a rare sight. I am fascinated by these monuments of Alberta’s heritage. Whenever I see one, I want to stop and taken a picture because they might be gone soon.” Check out more gorgeous places in Alberta captured on camera.

Originally Published in Our Canada