Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 4

Devil’s Potholes is one of the earliest references regarding the fascinating rock formations beyond the falls of the upper Sooke River. This location led to one man’s dream of a destination resort. When Albert Yuen acquired the property he saw the potential of the spectacular […]

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Couvent Jésus Marie Library

Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]

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Charters River 2016

On the south side of Charters River one can walk along a picturesque rainforest nature trail to appreciate the stream and the thick foliage. If you don’t mind clambering over moss covered rocks and picking your way through lush ferns, you can make your way […]

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Melting Barn 2016

The old barn is completely resting on its left side this year. However, it is still managing to avoid crumbling into a jumbled heap. I will have to wait to see what another winter does to this old resilient barn. Click on the following links […]

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Hidden in the Woods

My son and I stopped at this old farm site this summer because out in the the open area I spotted something I wanted to investigate further. It was only as I was walking around that I saw this old clapboard house looming in the […]

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Beauty in Decay

Last Saturday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for exploring the countryside. I spotted a few old, abandoned buildings in my travels, but I was only able to get to this gem via a pathway. This house rests precariously on a crumbling concrete foundation. […]

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Bay Island School

Since 1919 the Bay Island school has weathered time on the bare Saskatchewan prairie near Old Wives Lake. It saw students come and go from 1919 to 1950. My family and I spotted this place shortly after we moved back to the prairies while taking […]

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Hunter’s Moon

What a beautiful surprise to see the supermoon two nights ago. I was driving east through the hills of Moose Jaw when I spotted the great glowing orb starting to show itself above the undulating horizon. According to my research, this particular moon is called the […]

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Wakamow Valley – Wild Animal Park

The former wild animal park is located in Wakamow Valley on the outskirts of Moose Jaw. The park opened in 1929. Native and non-native animals were imported and displayed in the park, including bison, bears, wolves and a variety of North American fowl. As time […]

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Night Sky

This is my first attempt at photographing the night sky. Now that I am back beneath the beautiful Saskatchewan skies permanently, I will be going out to experiment some more. My night-time excursion was unfortunately cut short by a roving skunk. I was standing near […]

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Sunset on the Prairie

I went out one beautiful summer’s evening to locate abandoned buildings in the hills of the Moose Jaw area. I only came across one place, which was reduced to a jumbled pile of boards. As the golden hour was dwindling away I drove past this […]

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Solitude

Once a year I try to go back to this old abandoned farmhouse that sits alone upon the hill. This particular summer evening I fought off a multitude of mosquitoes while hunched down in the luscious grass and wildflowers. The end product was well worth […]

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Dragonfly

I found this dragonfly stuck in a spider’s web, trying in vain to free itself. I managed to set it free only to notice that he or she was unable to fly away. Upon closer inspection, I realized it had a twig stuck in one […]

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