Tuesday, March 31, 2020


A mother's headstone at Saint Peter's Ukrainian Independent Cemetery.

Photographed near Myrnam, Alberta on February 21, 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Saint Peter's at Muenster

A "country cathedral" in Muenster, Saskatchewan.

The church was built between 1908-1910 and is still used on a daily basis.

The crenellated twin towers are about seventy feet tall.

I love the rounded apse.

The church seats over four hundred souls.

Saint Peter's was recognized as a Municipal Heritage Property in 1984.

Information courtesy of "A History of Saint Peter's Parish Church" by Father Paul Paproski.

Photographed on March 21, 2020.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Elevator at Stony Beach

An old beauty on the prairie landscape.

Photographed at Stony Beach, Saskatchewan on March 16, 2020.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Saint Olaf

Saint Olaf Church and Cemetery is near Tioga, North Dakota.

This old church hasn't seen any love in a long while.  The building is in very poor condition and the steeple is pulling away from the main structure.  Still a welcoming sight and certainly a landmark in the community.

There's an attractive decoration atop the church spire.

The wrought-iron gate with its multiple curlicues is a popular design in this part of North Dakota.

There were dozens of wind turbines just across the road.

The sky was in a constant state of flux that afternoon..."looks like it might rain" to "bright sunny day" and everything in between.  That made for a good adventure in the country.

Photographed on December 18, 2018.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Barn near Watson

A big beautiful barn near Watson, Saskatchewan.

I like the roof overhang above the hayloft doors.

Photographed on March 18, 2020.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Near Liebenthal

Some friendly horses in a pasture near Liebenthal, Saskatchewan.

The grey horse has an unusual brand.  The others have no brands at all.

Photographed on July 31, 2017.

Saint Paul United Church near Rock Dell

A country church in the Rock Dell area of Saskatchewan.  It was a warm and sunny winter day...a perfect time to be out on the back roads.

Lots of animal tracks in the snow.

Time to go.

Photographed on December 18, 2019.

Sunday, March 22, 2020


I can't imagine visiting here on a day lovelier than this.

This pioneer cemetery is near the Village of Mozart...where the streets are named after classical composers.

Photographed on March 20, 2020.

"Hi! Wanna Play!?"

Spontaneous fun in the Saskatchewan countryside.

Recently while driving along a country road I noticed a Black Lab puppy playing in the snow-filled ditch.  As soon as I stopped and opened the door she bounced over like puppies do and quickly gained my full attention.  I got out of the car and she gave me that look:  "Wanna play!?"  A loud hand clap had her running around with her tail wagging at full speed.  She...we were having a good time.  She wasn't much interested in me trying to get photos but I did get these two when she settled down for a few seconds...then she was off on another dash through the ditch and back to to the car for a head scratch and a pet.  She's a sweetie!

Photographed near Lumsden, Saskatchewan on March 17, 2020.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Love is Like a Magic Penny

An infant's headstone in Saint Margaret's Cemetery at Eagle Butte, Alberta.

Photographed on August 21, 2017.

Log Barn

An abandoned log barn near Dobrowody, Saskatchewan.

Photographed on March 20, 2020.

Friday, March 20, 2020

End of the Day

End of the day near Krasne, Saskatchewan.

Photographed on March 17, 2020.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

A country church and cemetery near Paradise Valley, Alberta.

The interior looks original to when the church was built in 1911.

One last look at Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Golden Valley Cemetery and then on my way.

Photographed on February 20, 2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Bank in Watson

The Canadian Bank of Commerce building in Watson, Saskatchewan.  Now the home of Watson and District Heritage Museum.

Photographed on March 18, 2020.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Grain Elevator at Kitscoty

This is one whopping big grain elevator.  Note the "tin man" water tower.

Has a cell tower too!

Photographed at Kitscoty, Alberta on February 20, 2020.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lincoln Valley

Lincoln Valley Township School is near Fortuna, North Dakota.

Schools in North Dakota were often named after the township where the school was located.  This one is only about ten miles south of the Canada/U.S.A. border and it's a beauty.

Photographed on October 28, 2017.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Belated Happy Anniversary

This is Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Two Hills, Alberta.  Back in 1988...

...Ukrainian Orthodox churches had their one thousandth anniversary.  That's a very long time.

Photographed at Two Hills, Alberta on February 22, 2020.