All posts tagged: prairies

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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Louisville School – Aging and Forgotten

Every summer I return to this aging, abandoned one-room school to try to photograph the sense of loneliness this building conveys. Since the school’s closure, the building has been used for grain storage and for a number of years now it has been completely forgotten.  […]

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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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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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Lonely Old Caboose

This old caboose is out in the middle of the prairie sitting atop a frame-work of what looks like old railway ties. It is a peculiar site to come upon this abandoned rail car where there are no rails in site. Perfect for me and […]

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More Prairie Sunsets

I shot these in August of 2014 while visiting home. Due to the ongoing forest fires in the northern regions of the province, the sunsets were more subdued than normal. In the first image, the sky appears to have been brushed with the soft strokes […]

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Twilight on a Prairie Icon

This grain elevator was built in 1915, in Gravelbourg Saskatchewan. The heritage value of this Saskatchewan and Western Elevator Company elevator lies in its status as an example of grain elevators that were built during the expansion of the grain-handling industry between 1900 and 1930.The […]

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Melting Barn 2014

If you click on the link below the image, you will see what a year has done to this old barn. The roof has a few less shingles and is now resting on the ground beside the barn. The old structure is leaning even more to […]

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Abandoned in Rural Saskatchewan No. 2

I had the opportunity to shoot this abandoned house a few miles from my hometown of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan again this past summer. It looks like the place has succumbed to the elements since the last time I visited, as the roof of the veranda has completely fallen […]

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Death on the Roadside

My husband and I were out one beautiful morning enjoying the prairie scenery of southern Saskatchewan, when we came across this unfortunate little coyote pup. I think she may have been hit by a passing vehicle and was left on the roadside.

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Maddie

This is what happens when I go back to an old image:  I study it and end up unsatisfied with the original edit, so I scrap it and start over.   The second image features the new and improved edits. Return to portrait.

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Café Paris

If you are ever in Gravelbourg, SK, plan to stop in at Café Paris on Main Street.  The tantalizing aromas will envelop you as you walk in the door.It is a wonderful place to to eat lunch on the patio while savoring Dominique’s famous mint/rosemary […]

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