All posts filed under: Landscapes

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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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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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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Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 3

I am surprised to realize so much time has elapsed since the last time I photographed this unfinished lodge (three years). These ruins have received much attention, in the form of graffiti, since my last visit. The deserted stone work was to be the foundation […]

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Melting Barn 2015

Not much has changed from summer 2014 to summer 2015. The old barn is still resisting the ravages of time with dignity and grace. Click on the following links to take you to 2014 Melting Barn and 2013 Melting Barn.

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Winter Wonderland

The first morning during the holidays, in Gravelbourg, I awoke to this. It was a perfect way to start the Christmas season. The fog responsible for the beautiful hoar frost was so thick that morning, the entire town vanished for a short time. 5 x […]

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Inside the Old Caboose

The inside of this old caboose is fabulous, but somewhat sketchy with the ceiling falling in and rotten floor boards. This did not deter me as I set up my camera upon the sturdy metal frame at the rear and front of the caboose to […]

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