There are numerous forest fires in the province of British Columbia west of where I live. With winds and air currents the smoke from those fires has drifted into Alberta. Some days there is quite the haze in the air. I woke up sometime after three this morning coughing and choking due to the smoke in the air. I got a headache from the coughing and do not feel the greatest. I definitely have empathy for anyone that suffers from asthma, it must be hellish.
Obviously the people who are directly affected by the fires have it far worse. I think it will be a relief when the first snowfall hits. A good steady rain for a few days over British Columbia would help immensely.
This was a stop during a road trip on August 12, 2017. I will say that this is southwest of Unity, Saskatchewan in a very rural area. There is nothing near this church. There is a population challenged small town a few miles up the road. Other than that there is nothing nearby. It is a Roman Catholic Church built from 1918 to 1920 and is still in use.
After going inside I was immediately struck by the interior. It is an amazing sight.
Looking back from in front of the altar to the balcony.
I spent a fair amount of time admiring the artwork. The artwork was done by a famous artist, Count Berthold von Imhoff. He did the artwork for a number of rural churches. This is the first time I had encountered his work. I am somewhat religious. I am not Catholic. I could not help but feel a deep sense of reverence in this place. I enjoyed the beautiful silence of this church. I could have spent hours here.
Especially in a place like this. I cannot state just how beautiful this spot was. Wonderful view as I descended down the road to wait for the ferry. I just wish I could have captured the scenery here a bit better. The Weldon Ferry crosses the South Saskatchewan River. It took a bit of driving down rural gravels to get here. Of course when I did cross over the side turned out to be paved.
There is not a lot anchoring a ferry.
Gorgeous spot. I loved it except for the bugs. Saskatchewan has lots of nasty plus size insects. While talking to the ferry operator I was bitten by horseflies. After my trip my car was plastered with insect remains.
This is just outside Usona, Alberta. The last time I was here and I posted it the temperature was -30C. Summer, warm weather, and lots of foliage make a huge difference. This building is a little more substantial than your typical one room schoolhouse. I have only seen a couple of schools like this one. The inside has experienced some vandalism and I did not feel like taking photos of it.