Sunday, February 28, 2021

Big Red Barn

A big red barn near Pakan, Alberta.  This looks like it was a good home for farm animals.

Photographed on February 21, 2021.

Saturday, February 27, 2021


Wimmer Ukrainian Orthodox Church is in central Saskatchewan.

Hand made wrought iron crosses top the central dome and cupolas.

The congregation formed in 1924 and in 1940 the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church was built near Wimmer.

The cemetery is just across the road.

Photographed on March 18, 2020.

Friday, February 26, 2021


Saint Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Memorial Church.

The church was constructed in 1979 with additional secondary structures built over the next five years.  

The bell inside the tower was purchased at an auction in nearby Rosthern and was christened as "Andrew."

The Trident Cross is a cultural symbol of Ukraine that can be traced back to first century A.D.

The church is part of the larger Saint Volodymyr's Ukrainian Park near Saskatoon.  The park has everything one would expect including picnic and playground areas, a swimming pool, hiking trails and a camp for kids.

Information courtesy of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon and Saint Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Camp & Park.

Photographed on January 15, 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021


This is the Uhrynow Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and Cemetery.

An opening in the caragana hedge reveals the cemetery on a rise.

The headstones date from the 1910's to the 2010's.

The church is surrounded on three sides by hedge.

A bell tower is tucked into some trees near the front of the church.

Photographed near Krydor, Saskatchewan on November 24, 2020.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Cash Creek School

A one room schoolhouse near Boyle, Alberta.

Lots of snow but mostly the soft fluffy type making it relatively easy to get through.

Someone took the time to make a bench by the school...a place to sit down and think about happy times.

Photographed on February 19, 2021.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Trondhjem Lutheran Church was built by Norwegian settlers (via the U.S.A) in central Alberta.

The church you see here was originally built a few miles northeast of Round Hill in 1929.  There it remained until 1954 when it was moved to the outskirts of town. 

A simple plywood sign bearing the name. 

The cemetery is just down the road.

Photographed on February 24, 2020.

Monday, February 22, 2021


Silver Pine Church of the Ascension is also known as Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church.

It was constructed between 1940 and 1941.

After the original bell tower had deteriorated in the 1970's the bell was mounted on a concrete cairn on the original site of the bell tower.

The metal mission cross that stands on the opposite side of the church was erected in 2002 after the original wooden mission cross had decayed.  This "new" cross was obtained from the now closed All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church in Nipawin.

Two jet black headstones decorated with orange sunflowers stand on the far edge of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.

Photographed near Nipawin, Saskatchewan on August 7, 2020.

Sunday, February 21, 2021


Ruddell Cemetery is a community cemetery dating back to the 1910's.

A simple post and chain fence separates the cemetery from the road allowance.  The gate sign is bold.

The view from within the cemetery.

Photographed near Ruddell, Saskatchewan on October 23, 2019.

Saturday, February 20, 2021


Near the end of the day at Quill Lake Cemetery.

Late afternoon sunshine highlighting a few of the over thirteen hundred grave markers in this country cemetery.

Snow drifts amongst the headstones.

Photographed near Quill Lake, Saskatchewan on November 27, 2020.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Amber and Sienna

Amber and sienna tones define the stained glass windows at Saint Luke's Catholic Church in Noonan, North Dakota.  The touches of lavender and green set each one off nicely.  Enjoy!

This is the window above the side door near the altar.  It is the only window of the group that has no green glass.  It's also much smaller than the others but with a unique design.  

The window above the front entrance to the church...inside looking out.   

Photographed on October 28, 2017.

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church near Acadia Valley, Alberta.

The gate sign frames the church nicely.

The church was built in 1918 with...

...the cemetery being established in 1917.

A gate for each the cemetery and the church is unusual but much appreciated...makes a statement.

Photographed on November 17, 2019.