Well, some time ago, Dan asked about the neighborhood I live in. After some delays both personal and technology related, here are some images. First our place.
From the road.
From the top of the large ridge behind us.
We live in Central Alberta in what is known as the Parklands.
Typically rolling land with lots of springs and sloughs. Lots of small <30 acre bush patches of primarily poplar, but patches of black poplar Birch, and willow in low wet areas. Water quality varies widely from barely drinkable weak brines with iron bacteria from wells to pristine spring water.
Major industries mixed farming and Oil & Gas. In fact, the big ridge behind us is a surface reflection of a big reef structure that has been producing sour oil for 50 years. That play is nearly depleted now, but there is other petroleum elsewhere in the vertical column below us. I can see 6 wellheads from my yard producing sweet gas, sweet oil, and sour oil (contains hydrogen sulfide). I can also see a processing facility that has been in production since the 60s.
From the top of the ridge behind us we can see for as much as 25 miles. We can clearly see the Rockies almost 100 miles to the West,