Friday, 21 July 2017

Sunrise in Smokey Haze

Forest fires in Banff created a smokey haze in
Medicine Hat, Alberta earlier this week.  These
photos were taken from my balcony
around 5:15 a.m.

Photographed on July 17, 2017.

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Medicine Hat, Alberta, landscape, forest fire, sun, clouds, haze, sunrise

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ranch Gate near Patricia

A ranch gate near Patricia, Alberta in the County of
Newell No. 4.  The crooked antlers add just the
right amount of trepidation.

To the northeast is Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Photographed on June 26, 2017.

Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park, antlers

Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park, antlers

Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park, antlers





The Blue Pond

In reality it's a dugout on an acreage where I do some
gardening.  The dugout is lined with fieldstone on
three sides.

It was late morning and I was out to check on some trees
that had just been planted.  The temperature was quickly
rising and the water looked so cool and blue and inviting.

Made me think of when I was about eleven years old and
what a joy it was to ride my bike from the farm into town
and go to the swimming pool on a hot afternoon.  Of
course that was after I'd helped my mom by picking
weeds all morning in the vegetable garden.  When you're
the youngest of six kids you get to do the gardening
whether you want to or not.

Photographed on July 6, 2017.

Medicine Hat, Alberta, dugout, fieldstone, pond

Medicine Hat, Alberta, dugout, fieldstone, pond

Medicine Hat, Alberta, dugout, fieldstone, pond

Medicine Hat, Alberta, dugout, fieldstone, pond

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Few Months Later

Not long ago I posted photographs of the Salem
Evangelical Cemeteries at Newburg in winter:
http://www.timeforthepast.com/2017/07/
salem-evangelical-cemeteries-at-newburg_5.html

Here are some photos of those same cemeteries a
few months later in spring.

Photographed on May 11, 2017.

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery

Irvine, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Elkwater, Newburg, cemetery



Berthelote School

Just a note about the comments section of my posts.
I had mistakenly set it to Google+ and didn't realize
that it restricted who made comments.  I have changed
it back to the former settings so now anyone can
add a comment again.  Thanks to Jenn at
http://westofthefifthmeridian.blogspot.ca/ 
for bringing this to my attention.

Now off to the back roads of Montana!

The Sweet Grass Hills are a prominent feature of
northern Toole County in Montana.  This historical
school sits south of West Butte and west of Gold Butte.

This is a very isolated area and can't imagine the school
was used in the wintertime.  I could find no online
information about it.

Photographed on March 27, 2017.

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

school, Whitlash, Montana, abandoned, historical, pioneer

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

McNeill Memorial United Church

McNeill Memorial United Church is located in the
village of Empress, Alberta.  It is no longer used
as a place of worship.

The beauty is in the simplicity of the design.  

Photographed on July 17, 2017.

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

church, Empress, Alberta, historical, memorial, United

Monday, 17 July 2017

Heritage Tree - Hargrave Plains Cottonwood

This Plains Cottonwood tree was planted on
September 22, 1888 and celebrated the birth of
Heather Hargrave Murray.  It is located in the
Riverside area of Medicine Hat, Alberta and is
all that is left of the former Hargrave home.

The Hargraves were well known pioneers in the area.

Just around the corner is Hargrave Park.  Photos of
the commemerative stone arch located in the park
can be seen here:
http://www.timeforthepast.com/2017/07/hargrave-park-stone-arch.html

Photographed on July 14, 2017.

tree, Medicine Hat, Alberta, heritage, history, pioneer

tree, Medicine Hat, Alberta, heritage, history, pioneer







tree, Medicine Hat, Alberta, heritage, history, pioneertree, Medicine Hat, Alberta, heritage, history, pioneer








Sunday, 16 July 2017

Surprise United Cemetery

Surprise United Cemetery as it appeared in spring
this year.

This pioneer cemetery is located in the R.M of
Enterprise No. 142 near Richmound, Saskatchewan.
It is just east of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border in
a community formerly known as Horsham.  The
church that was on this site from the early to
mid twentieth century is now gone.

The wind blowing through the fresh green grass
didn't diminish the atmosphere of sadness at this
little graveyard.  This is a lonely place.

Photographed on June 2, 2017.

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

cemetery, Saskatchewan, Horsham, Richmound, Alberta, Schuler, abandoned

Saturday, 15 July 2017

From The Balcony

Some photographs taken from my southeast-facing
balcony in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Photographed on January 26, 2017 (No.1),
January 31, 2017 (No.2), February 16, 2017 (No.3),
March 18, 2017 (No.4) and May 12, 2017 (No.5).

sunrise, Medicine Hat, Alberta, clouds, landscape

sunrise, Medicine Hat, Alberta, clouds, landscape

sunrise, Medicine Hat, Alberta, clouds, landscape

sunrise, Medicine Hat, Alberta, clouds, landscape

sunset, Medicine Hat, Alberta, clouds, landscape