Prairie Windmills

Prairie Windmills

Many windmills dot the prairie landscape. Most were used to pump water, but some were also used to generate electricity.
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The Persians used windmills as far back as 500 AD, and the Chinese in the 1200s. Early mills ground grain.
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Many of the prairie farm windmills have fallen into disuse, but I’m sure, with the abundance of wind, many are still put into service. The huge, power generating windmills are now a common sight in open fields.
Untitled 16                      This photo courtesy the Regina Leader Post.

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Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Dale at Future Daze for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Dale recently lost the love of his life, and it’s been heartbreaking to follow him in his journey while processing this tragedy. He has an adorable granddaughter, Phoenix, who brings him joy in this time of sadness. Dale also has an extraordinary artistic talent, with most of his subjects being famous musicians and actors.

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:

1. If you are nominated, Congratulations. You have been awarded the Versatile blogger award.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.
3. Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I generally avoid awards, and rules aside, I would like to let anyone who would like to,  claim this award. I follow 100 or so fellow bloggers, and to pick just a few, would leave out some of my favourites. I receive blessings, information, laughs, and inspiration from so many!

To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

This line of irrigators sits motionless in a snowy field, waiting for the last vestiges of winter to disappear, and the sun to warm the earth once more. Soon, crops will be planted, and green shoots will appear. The irrigators will move again, providing moisture, should the rains fail. The cycle begins anew.

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“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NASB)

Vintage Opulence

Vintage Opulence

For our 45th anniversary, my husband and I were treated to a dinner at the Station Place Restaurant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We had a wonderful time with my sister and brother-in-law, who also happen to be great friends.
The Station Place website states, “We reach back into the history of Saskatoon and cherish the grandeur of the age of rail in Canada. We boast the same meticulous detail and splendor, captured in wood, brass, and soft fabrics, which turn of the century high-end rail cars and restaurants were known for.” The dining room, and attached dining car, do live up to the description.

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The stained glass, vintage light fixtures, and abundance of wood, give this place a wonderful atmosphere, almost a look into times gone by.

Untitled 14First and last image courtesy The Station Place website.
Centre images are my own.