Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Hallowe'en

I'm sure this wasn't intentional...but it is comical.

This Herman Munster look-a-like wishes you a, "Happy Hallowe'en!"

The side door of a church photographed somewhere in central Alberta on January 7, 2019.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Holy Ghost in Goodeve

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church is adjacent to the main highway through Goodeve, Saskatchewan.

The arch at the front of the church is lined with light bulbs.  Must look great at night.

Photographed on October 9, 2020.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Round Plain Church


A small stone church near Wishart, Saskatchewan.

The site of the community cemetery (1884) was also chosen for the site of the new church in 1888.

Members of the Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations all had a hand in the construction.

Round Plain Church is the oldest surviving church in the R.M of Emerald.

This design was typical of stone churches in the, then, Northwest Territories.

Information courtesy of Canada's Historic Places.

Photographed on October 12, 2020.

Balancing Act

A grave marker at Point View Cemetery near Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan.  

The long metal spike stuck in the ground has a small cup attached at the top.  At this central pivot, one large bird is balanced by two small birds.  When the wind blows the birds bob up and down...a little fun at the cemetery.

Photographed on June 12, 2020.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Elevator in Hubbard


The grain elevator in Hubbard, Saskatchewan still looks to be in good repair.

Photographed on October 9, 2020.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Saints Peter and Paul in Yellow Creek

This is Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan.

The building is mostly hidden from view by a dense caragana hedge.

A rear view of the church.

The domes are topped by hand-crafted wrought iron Orthodox crosses.

There is also a belltower in the church yard. 

The church cemetery is just on the edge of town.

Photographed on August 5, 2020.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Saint Saviour's near Birch Hills


Saint Saviour's Anglican Church and Cemetery near Birch Hills, Saskatchewan was built in 1905...

...with the spire and bell being added in 1912.

The cemetery occupies almost half of the church yard.

The church closed in 1950 and was designated a Heritage Site in 1985.  Restoration of the church and cemetery began in 1986 with donations received from descendants and friends.

Once around the yard and back to the front.

Photographed on August 5, 2020.

Sunday, October 18, 2020



A goat with an impressive pair of horns.

Shown here with his (or her) horse buddy in a pasture near Melville, Saskatchewan.

Photographed on October 12, 2020.

Saturday, October 17, 2020


A drive-thru barn near Cudworth, Saskatchewan.  Aside from having no doors it still looks pretty good.

Canola just beginning to bloom.

A row of Russian thistles in full bloom nearer the main road.

Photographed on August 4, 2020.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Niobe School


The school sits along the eastern edge of Niobe, a small town in northwestern North Dakota.  Just a few steps further south of the school is an unfenced farmer's field.

The eave returns on the front and back of the building and porch are a handsome design element.

The building including the bell tower and flagpole are in remarkably good condition even though the shingles and door are not. 

Tall grass and volunteer trees surround the school on three sides.

A close up of the weathered wood on the front of the porch.  No kids have entered that door to further their education in a long while.  School age children in the area are now bused to the neighbouring town of Kenmare.

Not including the porch, the building is about twenty by thirty feet.  That's about the size of a two car garage with some space left over for a work area.

Photographed on November 26, 2018.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Saint Mary the Protectress

A beautiful church I saw in Melville, Saskatchewan a few days ago.  I love the distinctive window shapes and cross designs.

This is Saint Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 

The evening light gives it an ethereal glow.

Photographed on October 11, 2020.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sunset in Montana


A fall sunset over the Bears Paw Mountains in Montana.  

Photographed north of Hays, Montana on October 18, 2018.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

Photographed at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on October 12, 2017.

Sunday, October 11, 2020


A child's grave under the shade and shelter of an old spruce tree.  A virginia creeper vine growing near the headstone is greeting the fall weather by effortlessly turning green into shades of gold and burgundy...a child's delight. 

Photographed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Cemetery near Goodeve, Saskatchewan on October 9, 2020.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Winter Sunset


A cold and crisp winter sunset.

Photographed at the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery near Theodore, Saskatchewan.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

La Paroisse Saint Philippe de Neri


The windows at La Paroisse Saint Philippe de Neri Roman Catholic Church in Vonda, Saskatchewan. Above is the window above the front doors...

...a pair adjacent to the altar...

...and a trio near the entryway.

If and when you're in Vonda, the hotel restaurant serves a fantastic chicken Caesar salad.  Tell Elaine I sent you.

Photographed on August 4, 2020.