Monday, 16 July 2018

Lazy Monday post

Day off, tired and unmotivated to post much. 

Saw this on June 30, 2018 north of Andrew, Alberta.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Canola photo

In a field right beside my town of Airdrie, Alberta July 14, 2018.

Friday, 13 July 2018

The dangers of road tripping on Friday the 13th

Is that you may encounter hazards like this.

This is a real sign in Alberta on Range Road 143 that is here:  53.861175, -112.009857

The large hill just a little north on this road has two hairpin curves. The road is not as steep as depicted. Driving up it was not a problem. 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

In the Arms of Angels

A small cemetery I visited in the Lac Pelletier area of Saskatchewan late this past winter. It is well cared for and obviously loved. 

The footprints at the "Angel" gravesite are from a family member who was just leaving as I arrived. We had a nice chat about life and death and all those things that happen in between.

The deep sea blue of the shadows are so striking at that time of year.

- Michael Truman

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Prairie scene

Not sure if I like this one or not. Tried it several times from several angles and this is the best result.

Trying to do some longer posts. Been a little busy and I need to come up with some material.

Green Dell School 1915 - 1953

Southern Saskatchewan on June 9, 2018.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Monday, 9 July 2018

Prairie scene

Ispas Orthodox Parish Holy Ascension Church

Tiny Orthodox Church located at: 53.889619, -111.837167

Ispas School sits abandoned west of here on the same township road. Just east of here is Ispas Hall.

Bell tower in the background. The grounds are well kept and there are some relatively recent burials. I do not know if the church is still in use.

A close up of a few of the more interesting headstones.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Belfry School

The Belfry school is a one room schoolhouse, built in 1891. The building was moved to its present location (on Manitoba route 445, west of Melita and north of Elva) in 1896. It operated until 1963.

- Steve Boyko

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Canola is starting to bloom in Alberta

Canola fields north of Two Hills, Alberta June 30, 2018. 

Soon these fields will be a brilliant yellow.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Road trip?

Nothing planned and likely not. I do  have something planned for next weekend.

It is 30C right now and gas is $1.389/litre. That makes it perfect weather to sit on a deck this evening and have a beer.

Ispas School 1912 - 1956

Long abandoned school north of Hairy Hill, Alberta. No sign indentifying it. I ran across a local farmer later in the day who said it was Ispas School.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Happy Birthday America!

Saint Margaret's Church had her 110th anniversary last weekend.  A special service was held on the Sunday and was attended by 28 people.  4 of those attendants drove up from Montana for the occasion.  An American flag was raised at the church to welcome the visitors and to make them feel at home.  The flag has been flying high alongside the Canadian flag since that Sunday.

Happy Birthday America!

Classic red barn

Barn hunting on June 30, 2018.

To our American neighbours

Have an amazing 4th of July!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The Pink Fields

About two weeks ago the pink fields just north of the Cypress Hills were in full bloom along Eagle Butte Road. Pretty!

Since that time it has all been swathed and baled.  Looking forward to seeing it again next year.

- Michael Truman

Monday, 2 July 2018


The start of bale season. 

St. John's Lutheran Church

June 9, 2018 in Fosterton, Saskatchewan. Built 1919. The front door is barred. I doubt it is still in regular use.

Date on the vane.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

A few quick views of Ram Falls June 17, 2018

Located in Clearwater County, Alberta.

Happy Canada Day!

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with beavers!  This pair lived in Police Point Park over this past winter.

- Michael Truman