Friday, March 6, 2009

Simpler Times - Flashback Friday Part II

It's Friday once again, which means it's time to step back from the hustle and bustle; from the glass and steel; from the iPhones and sushi bars; it's time for another flashback to a simpler time (although the simpler time phrase may be a misnomer; has there truly been a simpler time than now where one can sit in front of a flat screen and converse with people half a world away or order a hot meal and have it delivered to their door without any physical exchange of money or input in the production of the meal - we are living in an age where the click of a button can satisfy just about every human want and need to some degree, and if it can't, then you can click on something that will certainly divert your attention from it).

Today's flashback takes us into Manitoba's Interlake region just north of Narcisse. Narcisse is known world wide for it's snake dens - here you will find the largest concentration of snakes (have no fear, they are harmless little red-sided garter snakes) in the world. each spring thousands of red-sided garter snakes emerge from the limestone caves and fissures that exist below the frost to mate before dispersing through out the region until fall, where they gather once again before hibernating. It's truly a site to behold.

Below is the remains of a farmstead just north of the Narcisse snake dens. As I mentioned before, I love to photograph old buildings (especially those that have been abandoned and seen better days). And this one may be my favourite.





Have a great week end,

Craig

2 comments:

CindY EsCoBa's BloGGer ng MasA said...

nice blog..nice to meet yah..btw I'm cindy..hope you'll visit mah profile and drop comments on my blog...thanks!!

Sweet Repose said...

You have a true eye for the beauty of the old things...it's the simple things that make us rich...the past!

sharon