Thursday, November 28, 2019

Winter Hodge Podge

Hello! I am sitting here watching light fluffy snow falling outside my window and dreaming of warmer weather, and cruising the back roads. Also Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

This post is a hot hodge podge of random winter shots I've taken recently. Enjoy and stay safe and warm!

Pretty sunrise and hoar frost. 

Obligatory lighthouse photo.

Sunset on the Lake.

Another pretty sunset!

This fiery sunrise was amazing!

Spooky fog ahead!

I realized these are mostly sunrise and sunset photos but that's when I am going to and from work, I miss long days and sunlight!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Moody Skies

I took the following photos on October 18th, just north of where I live. I wasn't planning on taking any photos, as I was on an errand to a neighbouring town, but the sky and clouds were irresistible so I make a quick detour to spot I knew. The old house out in the field looks like the roof has collapsed even more since last time I was by. I didn't have my zoom lens so I couldn't get a great photo of it this time.

I love the mood of these images. Since then we have has a huge dump of snow and some chilly temperatures. I guess winter is here!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!


November and December are the busiest months of the year for me. I work full time and also have a side business that is busy with markets and orders during the Christmas season.  It's busy but I love it (most of the time)! Is 7 or 8 hours of sleep really essential??

I have driven by this truck numerous times but was happy to see it all decked out for Halloween!

What is everyone doing for Halloween? Do you enjoy Halloween?
Also, who's with me on getting Halloween changed to like the last Saturday of October so kids don't have to be out on a school night? I know there is historical origins for the 31st...but still just sayin'.
While we're at it, lets get rid of Daylight Savings Time.

Be safe out there with the ghosts and ghouls!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Old Barn

There is an old barn in a small stand of trees, beside a highway and only a couple minutes from my house. The highway is busy and there is not really a good place to stop. I have been admiring this barn, as I speed by, for years!

A couple weeks ago with the threat of snow coming and the fall colours still looking nice, I decided to ask permission to shoot the barn. The owner was very nice and did not mind at all. I took images from almost every side except the back of the barn. The weeds and grass were very tall and wet and I think the 3 sides I did photograph were fantastic. It started to rain as I was leaving so I am glad I stopped by when I did.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Country Church

While out on the 'Great One Day Road Trip Expedition of September 2019', this was one of the churches along the way, near Innisfree. There is no shortage of churches in rural Alberta, some in use or occasional use, and some sadly on the verge of collapse. This one seems to be in the occasional use category. I couldn't find anything on this church in my usual search spots.

The badly faded sign states that this is a Seventh Day Adventist Church now. It likely wasn't always. However on the inside, along with Seventh Day Adventist bibles, there was a sign in Cyrillic (I think). Perhaps this church is used by a couple different congregations. I am not sure when someone was inside last but judging by some nice cobwebs all over my face, it might have been awhile. The grounds outside, however, were mowed and tidy.

Little cemetery in the corner.

I adore these light fixtures.
If you happen to know anything about this church, I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Roadside Creatures

I am posting 2 days in a row and am pretty sure I won't be able to keep up this pace. Kudos to the blogs I read that post everyday.

On the Great Road Trip of September 2019, these friendly guys came over to investigate, or maybe they were hungry. Who knows!

Squad Goals

You know what happens when you assume...

This horse had one pretty blue eye (he has 2 eyes, but only one was blue). Notice his friends heading over.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Beautiful Abandonment

I was too busy looking to the right and missed this beautiful old house on the left....luckily the driver of the expedition saw it and turned around.

What struck me most about this old home. besides the wood shaker siding, was how straight and true it still appears to be.