As we drove from Edmonton to Calgary I fell in love with the barns and although we stopped alot of times for me to take a photo I got quite good at taking photos without us stopping. This one's roof was covered in lichen, it looked old and sadly abandoned.
The red barns were my favourite and I have to say I could have spent the whole day photographing barns, to have done that would have meant knocking on farmhouse doors to ask permission as most of the really gorgoeus barns were next to the farmhouses..next time we visit this area I will plan to go door knocking!
This old red barn was lovely and peeking behind it is a new bright red barn. I wonder how many years it takes for the paint to fade and crack from the new bright to the faded aged?
We also saw lots of these huge grain storage buildings....they are enourmous, we would have loved to have seen inside one to understand what goes on in there! This one was my favourite, as I loved the colour.
Having spotted this litte abandoned home we decided to walk beiskly down the overgrown driveway to take a photo...we ended up running due the the very large mosquitos....then as we got close enough for the photot the door swung open......and.....gave us such a fright as we thought there was someone home! But it was just the wind...or perhpas a ghost!
As we zoomed along the hwy I started noticing little birdhouses nailed to the tops of some fenceposts, we saw birdhouses, in all colurs and all designs but all of them were for a small bird of some sort. We stopped to take a photo of this one and when we got to Calgary I asked which bird they are for and was told they are for the bluebirds.
Just after the famous dinosaur town of Drumheller we visited this area where there are some Hoodoo's. They really were some of the mist interesting weathered rock formations I have ever seen. Just after we had climbed to see them the heavens opened and we got drenched in a very heavy rain shower! Luckily our car seats had heaters in them so we steamed ourselves dry as we continued our journey.
We arrived at Traditional Pastimes in Calgary, such a pretty shop which is filled with wonderful displays.
'Your Home Or Mine' was on the wall above the fireplace.
I absolutely love this colourway of 'Snowball Fun' and if you like it too Bernadette at Traditional Pastimes, Calgary has kits.
This lovely young lady, Ashley made the wonderful food for the ladies who attended my evening presentation. I have to say they were delicious and she had made tiny maccaroons.....mmmm
We had a great workshop the next day in the spacious classroom downstairs.
The ladies the first day were working on 'Little House Block Book' for which the store had made kits.
The ladies the other day started to make the 'Sewing Accessories Case', of course they have homeowrk and I am looking forward to seeing some photos when they are finished.
bye for now