In May 1981, Miss Sklarenko took her class of Grade Six students from Leduc's East Elementary on a field trip to Drumheller. I fell down a hoodoo on this trip and rolled through a patch of cactus, but I still had a great time. I probably thought I was being clever when I took this photo: a parking lot in the badlands, with a lone tractor its sole patron. Maybe I thought it was some kind of metaphor? "The tractor was nothing but a pile of rusted bone and cracking rubber feet, its era long past..."