Sorry, couldn't resist the One-horse Open Sleigh spoof...We're talking about sleighs, cutters and carioles over on the Heroes, Heroines and History blog today. Do you know the difference? Which is your favorite? Join us for a trip back in time as we explore fancy sleighs, swift cutters, bobsleighs, and the ground-hugging carioles.
It was more of a matter of timing than planning, but the 2nd weekend of October is when we finally journeyed up to the Preeceville area of Saskatchewan to introduce our son to his Ukrainian heritage, as well as reacquaint my husband with his. Since that was also Thanksgiving weekend this year with perfect Indian Summer weather, it capped off a special time for the three of us.
I've posted about the trip on the Inkwell Inspirations blog and although it's rather long, there are many photos of our beautiful Saskatchewan landscape that I hope will show you how thankful we are to live in this Canadian prairie province.
Here's a fun memory ... following a couple of 1500 lb bales down a Saskatchewan highway and laughing at the straw blowing across our windshield.
Til next time...
Last weekend I attended the Write Canada conference where one of my stories, Here We Come A-Wassailing, was up for a Word Guild award.
To my deepest chagrin, I didn't win.
But I enjoyed seeing the satisfaction, disbelief, and tears of those who did, and am sending out another hearty CONGRATULATIONS! to all the winners.
The above photo shows the Novotel Hotel which hosted the conference, but it's what's on the other side of the picket fence that's the subject of my Inkwell post, Travel Gems and World Knit in Public Day.
Note: People who knit and crochet DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS POST!
The post is also the public unveiling of my new image, taken at the conference by award-winning photographer, Stephen Woo.
And so begins my post today at CFHS where I'm showing how young ladies enjoyed stepping out with their fellas through early 1900 photographs. The 1890's image below is only one of the activities I've used in my Photographs: Early 1900's Romance post.
Announcement: I am excited to announce that the CFHS blog is changing its look!
Eff Sep 8th, you'll see the change as shown in this graphic:
If you're interested in photos of Early 1900 Summer Fun, you may want to zip over and check a blogpost I have up on the CFHS blog today.
This is just one of many photos I've posted for your enjoyment:
Today's question is: What's your favorite summer fun activity?
I'm blogging over at Inkwell Inspirations today about Historic Snow Cabooses. Well, it was just the historic ones, and then I remembered about a modern one, so it's a Then and Now post.
I'd like to thank the folks over at the Lanigan and District Heritage Assoc Virtual Museum for allowing me to use their images in my post.
Thanks also going out to the Glenbow Museum and Archives for their wonderful online resource site.
And finally, thank you to Balzer's for putting their SnoBear near Hwy 1E heading into Regina or I would never have known these fascinating modern people movers for winter use existed. I have been enlightened.
Here's a taste of what awaits you over at the Inkwell...
Many more images and a SnoBear video over at the Inkwell. Hope to see you there.