Friday, October 22, 2021

Hague Water Tower


The Hague water tower is a beauty...looks like new!


Photographed at Hague, Saskatchewan on July 30, 2021.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Patience Lake


Christ Church and Cemetery at Patience Lake, Saskatchewan.


I was on my way to Saskatoon when I caught sight of this little Anglican church at the intersection of two highways just east of the city.


It's been around for a good long time.


A peek through the north-side windows...


...reveals a layer of holy dust on the pews.


The windows on the southern side are covered to protect the interior from the sun.


Photographed on October 8, 2021.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Father - Farmer - Musician


A memorial at the grave of a loved one.


Photographed at Saint Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery near Fosston, Saskatchewan.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Saint Paul






Saint Paul United Church near Rock Dell, Saskatchewan.

Last time I stopped to photograph the church it was locked up but luck was on my side for this visit.    







Photographed on October 10, 2021.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Bus Stop


An old tractor cab converted into a shelter where the kids can wait for the bus.


Photographed near Bergheim, Saskatchewan on October 8, 2021.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Gabriel's Bridge


The bridge crosses the South Saskatchewan River near Fish Creek, Saskatchewan.  It was named after Gabriel Dumont who operated a ferry at this location from the early 1870's to the early 1880's. 


Photographed on July 30, 2021.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Pollie


A child's headstone nestled comfortably under the limbs of a large spruce tree.


Photographed at the Transfiguration of Jesus Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery near Fosston, Saskatchewan on October 10, 2021.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Red Barn

A big red barn with an attractive door.  Looks like it just received a fresh coat of paint.

Photographed near Wartime, Saskatchewan on October 7, 2021.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Sheep


A family of sheep near Elstow, Saskatchewan.


The spotted one was friendly but I soon realized it was impossible to pet his nose and take a picture at the same time.  Must remember to bring treats.


Photographed on October 9, 2021.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving



Four small stained glass windows in a country church.  My way of celebrating Thanksgiving Monday this time around.  Enjoy!



Photographed at the Buffalo United Church in Buffalo, Alberta on October 6, 2021.

Evangelical Mission Church near Stockholm


The gate sign at the Swedish Evangelical Mission Church and Cemetery (established in 1888).


The church was constructed in 1895 and is the second Swedish church built in Canada.


The view from just inside the front doors.  The simple open backed pews give the feeling of openness inside the church.


Looking back from the altar.  Together the narrow double doors are only slightly larger than a regular door opening but add a little touch of elegance to the otherwise spartan interior.


The building seems to be mostly original inside and out with the exception of a new metal roof.  


I'll bet lots of kids would have liked to get up onto the porch roof for a view of the landscape (that includes adult kids too).


An identification monument in gray granite.


Leafless trees in the cemetery.


New and old headstones.  There is a new burial here on occasion.


I met a couple of locals who help take care of the churches, cemeteries and landmarks in the area.  They do a nice job here and on all of the others as well.  Best wishes to them.   


Photographed near Stockholm, Saskatchewan on October 11, 2020. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Mullingar Cemetery


A very small cemetery by the roadside.


This is a customary sign used in many Mennonite cemeteries.  The church which served from 1929-1953 is now gone.


The stone cairn was built as a Millennium project and was decicated in July 2000.  The brass plaque lists the fifteen people known to be buried there.


The grass is mowed...


...and this child's headstone has been repaired.


"Thank you" to those who take care of the past.

Photographed near Mullingar, Saskatchewan on October 24, 2019.