Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Tuesday night music post


Meet Gus.

He looks kind of prehistoric but he has an important job . . . protecting these black Angus cattle from coyotes. He's also pretty friendly.

Got any carrots?

Back to work.

By the way, Gus and his herd live just a mile or so down the road from this guy and his companions.

- Michael Truman

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sometime in Spring

An abandoned church north of Havre, Montana. I've driven past this old church dozens of times over the years and I must say it's weathered well.

The above photo was taken at 8:15 a.m. and the following photo was taken at 6:16 p.m. later that same day. It always looks good.

- Michael Truman

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Self promotion post

If anyone is interested I am on Instagram as bwbandy.

You can also find contributors Jason Paul Sailer there as jp_sailer and Steve Boyko as steveboyko.

Summer reminder

Retlaw, Alberta May 2018. Nothing really wrong with winter so far. I would just prefer it to be over.

Been a little busy. For some reason I signed up for a course that will be three hours every Wednesday night starting next week until the end of March. I really do not need to do this however on the other hand I might learn something.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Night sign

I frequently drive by this. I like how it looks at night. 

Abandoned Alberta

Definitely winter here. Not as bad as it could be. Temperatures will be in the -2C to -7C range in a few days which is not bad considering some years I have experienced -30C or worse at this time of year. I am optimistic this will be a mild winter.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Highland Hall

Stone buildings are not common in rural Alberta. You usually find them in places where eastern Europeans settled. This is in a place called Barich, Alberta. The only buildings here are the hall, a church across the road, and a nearby farm. The hall was built in 1933, was eventually left to deteriorate, then was restored. The walls are stone, the roof is wood.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Ukrainian Christmas is today

I should have noted this event earlier. I post enough photos of Ukrainian churches on this blog that I should note this event.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Lamont County, Alberta.

The photos are of Saint James Russo Greek Catholic Orthodox Church near Mundare, Alberta. A few days ago there was a young couple (Michael and Andrea) clearing the snow from one side of the church with a Bobcat for Christmas service on January 7. Michael was kind enough to let me into the church which seats about fifty people. It's a beauty! He also told me that a young priest has moved here from Ukraine and is taking the services in about ten of the country churches. That's not a story you hear every day.

- Micheal Truman

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Mapova School 1929 - 1950

Stumbled across this in Thorhild County, Alberta. Long abandoned one room school with a lot of graffiti inside. It was snowing so hard I was lucky to get this photo.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Curtis West School

This former school building is just west of Newton, Manitoba. The Curtis West school was closed in 1969 and used as a community building. Now it appears to be empty. It has a small plaque commemorating the school.

- Steve Boyko

Wednesday, 2 January 2019