Its funny how things do not dawn on you even though they stare you in the face constantly. I had one of those moments driving up to the beaches this summer. Manitoba is noted for its canola fields which blaze forth in July with bright yellow swatches that rival anything the Dutch can come up with in terms of floral display. One distinctive thing about the image was the sharp definition of the horizon. It is so distinct to be almost technically true. Thinking of other images from the beaches I soon realized that this straight horizon is often there, indeed it is a feature of the region and almost as distinct as the Rockies in it's impact. This is more often seen and noted by artists that those who live with it. People on the prairies have a strong love of the land but often can not describe what it is. It is the sky of course. The sky has a power and majesty all of its own yet it is transient and so never quite achieves the awareness we assign to the Rockies for example. These images feature the horizon.