Sunday 31 October 2021

Still quite nice in my part of Alberta today


Halloween post

Spotted near Cadogan, Alberta. Not sure if I prefer it in colour or in black and white. Either way I really like it.

Saturday 30 October 2021

Random late night truck post


The lone tree post

In the vicinity of Rosefield, Saskatchewan.

Thursday 28 October 2021

42.429388, -106.639808

Recent road trip with a friend in Saskatchewan. He spotted this house off in the distance. We could find no public access to it so I shot it from the road. My Nikon Coolpix P900 has a good telephoto lens and we were well over 1,000 feet away.

This must have been quite the house in its day.


Long abandoned church in Orkney, Saskatchewan

Orkney is practically a ghost town. Less than ten people live here.

Homestead marker

A little northeast of Val Marie, Saskatchewan. I enjoy finding these random bits of history in the middle of nowhere.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Saskatchewan old farm truck post


This old vault

Is all that is left of Tunstall, Saskatchewan.

I have not been able to find any history on Tunstall.

I have seen vaults exactly like this in the ghost town of Estuary and Vidora, Saskatchewan.

Tuesday 26 October 2021

McConnell School 1916 - 1941

Former school that became a granary then left as an empty building. This is north of Oyen, Alberta just a mile off the highway. You cannot see it from the highway. The road to it is dirt. Cattle were a minor rural hazard.

Monday 25 October 2021

Pella Mennonite Church

A very foggy October day near Neville, Saskatchewan. On the way here in the morning visibility was close to zero a few times. This church has been abandoned for a long time. There is a small cemetery nearby. I was here earlier this year. This visit made for better photos.

Friday 22 October 2021

Lone tree post


Road trip?

Road trip.

Winter will soon hit. I have Friday off. Time to get out and come up with something to actually post.

Wednesday 20 October 2021

October Canola

Some late blooming Canola along Highway 39 west of Warburg, Alberta. Good to see some remnants of summer still hanging on before the snow comes.

Random abandoned Alberta


Tuesday 19 October 2021

Alberta fall


A post just to post something

Trying to get posting again. My vehicle has been in the shop for a week. A part is on its way from Toronto. At this point I think it is being shipped by bicycle courier. I am using my winter beater in the meantime however I am not sure I can trust it for a long trip. Good times.

Sunday 17 October 2021

Revisit to Big Gap School

In the Neutral Hills area of Alberta. Beware of cow patties.

Saturday 16 October 2021


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Not on the road again

Had plans to be out this weekend. I am actually supposed to be off on a few days vacation.

One of my vehicles is in the shop. It needs a part and the part is not available anywhere in my area. It is being sent from Ontario. That is the vehicle I was going to use. I should get it back next week.

I had plans to leave Friday and meet up with someone for a short roadtrip. The person came down with something, not COVID. I cancelled my time off and I am rescheduling. Most of what I have planned or scheduled this year has rarely worked out. That is not a complaint, it is an observation.

Spending my time re-evaluating a few things. My friend died recently and left a lot of things unfinished and a lot of things that he did not accomplish. I do not want to be that person. There is not a lot that I want to do but there are a few things. I have just been thinking how I want to spend the future and what is really important.

Friday 15 October 2021

Out and about

Violetdale School 1918 - 1940

In rural Alberta located here:  52.2590, -110.9092

This was on my list for a year. It turned out to be a bit of a disappointment as I thought there would be more here. The road is more of a trail and it is like this for about two kilometres that goes over some hills, curves, and hugs the side of a hill.

The school site is on top of a hill where you can see the countryside in all directions. There is nothing there except for a foundation and a school sign. There are a lot of cow patties. Typical rural hazard.

It is a small school. It looks like it was under six hundred square feet. The location is a bit different as it is off the beaten path.

Thursday 14 October 2021

Road trip

Feeling the need to get away, desiring a break. Sometimes there is a bit too much going on and you need to step back and regroup.

I also need to come up with something to post. The post cupboard is getting bare.


Quick post

Recent revisit to the remains of a round barn in southern Alberta. I was in the area a week ago and got some quick shots from the road. Old stone buildings are rare in this province. 

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

Bethel Baptist Cemetery

Three kilometres west of Campsie, Alberta.

Between 1908 and 1911 approximately one thousand black settlers emigrated from the United States to Alberta and settled in Wildwood, Amber Valley, Campsie, and Breton. This is a cemetery of black burials. The gate is right by the highway and easy to miss due to the trees and brush.

There is a cleared path that comes to a small clearing where the gravesites are. The markers are all the same and set into the ground. It is well kept.