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Fund Raiser for Creepy Hollow Supporters of Creepy Hollow hosted a fund raiser at Creepy Hollow to raise money for rebuilding the mansion that was destroyed in a fire earlier in the year.
Moon Rise over Dryland Feeders It’s not Ansel Adams Moon Rise over Hernandez , but coming home from Lethbridge and a bright orange moon was rising and we were just past New Dayton and I was thinking if we could get far enough south on the highway, I would be able to capture it with Dryland Feeders in the foreground. I liked the concept, but because I had left my tripod at home, I was forced to hand hold my 150-600 mm lens so the execution isn’t the best. But still an interesting image.
St Isidore's Catholic Church Allerston Alberta Built in 1912 St Isidore's Catholic church is located in Allerston Alberta and my Grandparents George Thielen and Katherine Allers were the first couple married in the church. Both are now buried in the Allertson cemetery located in the area behind the church. My Dad, who's grandfather was Jacob Allers, the land agent that brought many of the farmers to the land east of Verdigris Coulee, and after which the community of Allerston was named, built this sign at the entrance to the Allerston cemetery.
If you see a small yellow butterfly flitting from flower to flower, odds are at this time of year it is a Clouded Sulphur Butterfly. According to Naturalist John Acorn on a CBC story there are more Clouded Sulphurs than usual and they are on their annual migration. The butterfly can become a nuisance pest because it likes to feed on crops like alfalfa. However, they also can be beneficial because they also have an affinity for many plants that are considered weeds. According to Wikipedia, because the Clouded Sulphurs does not sequester toxins or other noxious compounds from their food plants, they are a favorite food of many insectivores. I photographed this little beauty with what most would not consider a macro lens, a 150-600 Sigma out at 600 mm. I was on a little photography road trip west of Milk River with my son Preston.
George Alexander Nugget Thielen-Berry May 24, 2018 at least not without photographs to bring back the memories of those changes. At 3 months Nugget is able to hold his head up by himself. No photoshop needed. At 6 months he able to sit by himself, and at 9 months he can stand as long as he has something to support himself, and at 12 months taking those first tottering steps.
This barn sits right along Highway Two between Lethbridge and Calgary, I have driven past it for more years than I care to remember and every time I say I should stop and take a photo. I do remember when the paint was still fresh. Unfortunately, it seems every time I am passing, I am in a hurry to get somewhere, or I haven't had my camera with me, or the traffic is too heavy, or for whatever reason I have never stopped. Today, I made a point in stopping. The barn has been there for as long as I can remember, and that is quite a few years. The window placement is fairly common on all barns, although, the smaller one in the center is typically much larger and opens to provide access to the upper level of the barn for storing hay. The bottom braces are typical for…