Friday, 5 March 2021

St. Helen's Anglican Church 1912

In a very rural area about 16km south of Mannville, Alberta. Used until the 1970's and still maintained. Also known as the Stellaville Angilican Church. If there was an actual Stellaville it probably consisted of this church and a one room school named Stellaville School that was once in the area and not much else.

I would have got more photos however it turned out being colder that I anticipated. There will be a return summer visit.


This is the church window that was in the February 28, 2021 post.


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

The lone tree post revisited.

Two different shots of the same tree that I decided to see how they looked in black and white. Sometimes I prefer black and white. In this case I have no preference.




Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Lornedale School

The original was built in 1906. This one was built in 1947 when a bigger school was needed. Not sure when it was abandoned. It has not been used as a school since the 1960's. This is in a rural area south of Ranfurly, Alberta in an empty field. It is a unique design for the front. I have seen a few others in the area.




Monday, 1 March 2021

Sprayer tracks

One of my summer photos that saved to post in the winter as a summer reminder.


Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sunday morning church window

Took a drive yesterday and found this at a rural Anglican Church that is no longer used.


 

Friday, 26 February 2021

Up in the Air...

. . . literally!

Spotted near Gwynne, Alberta.


- Michael Truman

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The grain elevators of Leney, Saskatchewan

The smaller one was used as an annex.

From Dale Redekopp.


 

Monday, 22 February 2021

Jags


Not something you see everyday . . . especially in a pasture in central Alberta. A couple of old Jags circa 1960. 


A friend of mine restored an early 1960's Jaguar some years back...what a beauty!

- Michael Truman

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Bresaylor, Saskatchewan elevator

This blog has been lacking in elevator photos lately.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Crossed another one off the list

Temperatures were around the -30C mark the week of February 8, 2021 in my part of Alberta. February 15 is a holiday in Alberta so since I had a long weekend I decided to take a fast road trip.

My claim to fame is that I have taken every ferry in Alberta and Saskatchewan and I am making my way through the list of British Columbia ferries. The inland ferries in British Columbia, not the coastal ones. There are fourteen of them.

During the weekend of February 13/14/15 I drove to Glade, British Columbia and made the ferry crossing. Highways were bare and it was much warmer than Alberta. Actually Glade is on the other side of the river. You take a side road off the highway and take the ferry to Glade across the Kootenay River. Without the ferry Glade would be totally isolated. There is not much to see in Glade at this time of year. It is about three hundred people and is a farming community. I have four ferries left to take in British Columbia.

Located here if interested:  49.395288, -117.544511





Thursday, 18 February 2021

Kind of abandoned Saskatchewan

A business at Maymont, Saskatchewan has an interesting collection of old vehicles. It looks like there are at least fifty older vehicles there. I will need to revisit in the summer.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

One of the earliest versions of the Terminator

Spotted outside Winlaw, British Columbia.

February 14, 2021.


 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Page views make no sense

According to the counter I had just over one thousand views. Today I will triple that number.

I hardly believe the numbers are anywhere close to accurate.

On the plus side someone is reading this blog so I will try to get back to posting more.

Outside Cranbrook, British Columbia February 13, 2021


Monday, 15 February 2021

Abandoned Alberta

Near Cowley, Alberta February 13, 2021.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Love Affair

 
The last two bales left in the field . . .


. . . so they decided to cuddle up. Love is alive and well!


Sighted near Lodge Pole, Montana.

- Michael Truman

Friday, 12 February 2021

Badlands across the Border

A few shots taken near Virgelle, Montana.

This is just a snippet of the Upper Missouri River Valley . . .

. . . much of which is protected national conservation land.

- Michael Truman

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Nice Ride

An early-60's Ford half-ton spotted in Melfort, Saskatchewan.

This mild custom would be a very nice daily driver.


- Michael Truman

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

No mosquitos at -35C

Yes it is cold in my part of Alberta. It is even colder in other parts of the province.

I am kind of amused when I drive to work in the morning listening to the radio and hearing them talk about the cold. This happens every winter, we get at least one nasty cold snap during this time. It can hardly be a surprise, after all, this is Canada.

Most of my driving life my vehicle has been parked outside. In my much younger days I was the remote car starter for my dad, and sometimes mom, and that graduated into adulthood for me being my own remote car starter. I never bothered getting one of those installed in any of my vehicles. I had been trudging outside in the cold to start vehicles for years so far so no reason to stop now. Now in my fifties I am grateful to have heated underground parking, it came with the place.

In the meantime I am hunkering down and riding out this deep freeze which should break this coming weekend. 

Monday, 8 February 2021

New Kiev

The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church also known as the New Kiev church is located southwest of Two Hills Alberta. The Holy Trinity Parish was established in 1908. A log church building was completed in 1918 and the present church was completed in 1947. Both churches were built mostly by Polish immigrants, hence the name “New Kiev”.

The church was a local landmark, sitting majestically on a hilltop and serving the area’s parishioners for seven decades. It closed for regular services in 1999 but was used for special services after that. Unfortunately, the church was burned by arsonists in Jul 2020 and it was completely destroyed.

These pictures were taken in Jul 2019.









Friday, 5 February 2021

Time for a summer reminder

Experiencing a cold snap in my part of Alberta. Time to think about something other than winter.

North of Morrin, Alberta July 11, 2020.


Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Saskatchewan winter

Trying a bit of art.

Monday, 1 February 2021

An Angel at the Cemetery

 

An angel safeguarding a grave at Sunnydale Cemetery in Saskatchewan.


- Michael Truman

Friday, 29 January 2021

You had to know there was going to be another bale post sometime

Beside Highway 16 in Saskatchewan east of Lloydminster.