Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Our Lady of Confidence

The steeple of Our Lady of Confidence
Roman Catholic Parish can be seen from
a distance rising above the tree tops of
Cadillac, Saskatchewan.  The stucco
finish and narrow, rounded-top windows
give the church a southwestern
appearance.

The day of my visit was a very warm and
sunny Saturday afternoon and the
reflections of the autumn gold ash tree
leaves in the windows added an air of
softness to the stark lines of the building.

This church is still in service.

Photographed on September 30, 2017.

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Cadillac, Saskatchewan, church, historical

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Arlington Heights Cemetery

This cemetery is in the R.M. of Arlington
and is northwest of Shaunavon,
Saskatchewan.  Burials here date from
1914 to just a few years ago.

The old school desk contains the guest
registry.  Please sign when you visit; it not
only pays tribute to those who are buried
here but also acknowledges those who
maintain the cemetery and is a
"thank you" for their hard work.

Photographed on October 11, 2017.

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, cemetery, historical

Monday, 16 October 2017

Big Old Barn

Big old barn near Simmie, Saskatchewan.
Love the concrete walls and rounded,
arched roof with two cupolas and five
lightning rods!  The cattle raised here
were blessed with good housing.

Photographed on Friday the 13th,
October 2017.

barn, Simmie, Saskatchewan, historical

barn, Simmie, Saskatchewan, historical

barn, Simmie, Saskatchewan, historical

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saint Andrew's Anglican Church

This unassuming little church is in the
village of Tompkins, Saskatchewan.

One would never guess from the modest
exterior that such a fine stained glass
triptych was present within.  The quote
on the lower centre panel is: "Come unto
me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest."

Special holidays are still celebrated here.

Photographed on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 2017.

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

church, historical, Tompkins, Saskatchewan

Frenchman River Valley

Some photos taken while travelling eastwards
through the Frenchman River Valley towards
Eastend, Saskatchewan.  The light-coloured
areas in the hills are white clay deposits.
Great Western Railway operates a rail line
through the valley.

It's one of those landscapes that simultaneously
feels new yet familiar.  Highly recommended
for an afternoon drive.
   
Photographed on September 28, 2017.

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag

landscape, Saskatchewan, Eastend, Ravenscrag