From Alberta in the north of the continent to Texas in the south, there exists a prominent Western (like the film genre) culture that surpasses national borders. Its rodeos, fly fishing, hunting, and even tongue-in-cheek cowboy style itself are tied closer to the Land than the often-prominent rootless cosmopolitanism of urban environments.
Being "city folk" myself, and, at the same time, coming from a different--Eastern European--background, to boot (pun, sorry!), this culture strikes me as exotic and fascinating as visiting Kyoto for the first time.
This weekend, I've documented its trailer-riding, fly-fishing, cowgirl-dressing ladies:
Oh, and I'm totally into the boots.