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Winter's Keep by WayneBenedet Winter's Keep by WayneBenedet
Winter's Keep was selected for the Westoba Credit Unions 2013 Calendar. It will be used as the February picture

Print available at The Untapped Source [link]

I have now been able to find the history of this house with thanks to D. Vodden.

This is the same house as "Shelter on Boundary Trail" [link] but taken after the last blizzard and on a beautiful sunny day.

Mr. David Lang came from Quebec in 1879 to the McKenzie District. In 1896 he built this stone house, two full stories, 24x26, with some of the most beautiful wood work and the finest staircase to be found in any farm home in the community. He looked out to the little stream to the north of his farm yard and named his holdings "Burnbrae" - that stream is still known as Lang's Ravine. After Mr. Lang returned to Quebec sometime after 1913 the property was then sold to Fred Moore. My father talked of wonderful parties at the house when he was a child in the 1930's. I believe that the home was occupied until the 1950's or 60's. The plaque on the house says "Erected in A.D. 18_6. As the third number is missing I can only venture to guess in either 1886 or 1896. I lean more to 1896 as that is around when some of the other stone homes were built in the area. (Note: the spelling of the original owners name varies in every document I have looked up so I am not sure if the correct spelling is "Lang" or "Laing".)
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is gorgeous Wayne. Congrats on yet another masterpiece calendar. Wow you are so good at this.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thanks Denyse
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
You are welcome Wayne. I must remember to check out your gallery more often to see these treasures.
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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations, Mr. Benedet!
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Lapointe56 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the story :hug:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Awesome! And I love the sky, great shot! :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
thank you. If I remember right, it was bloody cold that day and it took a long walk into the field to get the shot, so it is quite welcome to have it be chosen.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The sky is really beautiful when it is very cold in winter, I know.
You are most welcome and congratulations again! :clap:
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well researched my Friend

The structure still looks sound ,though I would guess it's far off the beaten path
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
not as far as one might think.. it is only a mile from the highway, but one has to go around because there are n roads through the slough
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh Huh
BTW what "Slough"?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
lol... OOOPS... I switched pictures.
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok but that still doesn't answer the question
What is "Slough?"
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
slough
   [slou; or sloo ] Show IPA noun
1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region.
2. a hole full of mire, as in a road.
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I mistook it for a regional term for something

Gotch:thumbsup:
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your old house shots, and the history you provide with them.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I cannot always get the history, but when possible I try
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UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's all very meaningful, and a wonderful package you create. Always a pleasure to view.
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Amazing capture!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved the house and I loved the story also. When I see such buildings I feel so curious to know what was the main purpose of the house when it is builded or who lived in and how...
thanks for sharing such a piece of a true story and the beautifully captured, nicely focused photograph :clap:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool to know something about it now!!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
finally.... after all these years.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
still a beauty :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very interesting. Quite some foresight!
Great shot.
Hugs
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the shot ... and the text is very informative
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEautiful, and make imagination wonder great moments inside!!!!
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schpidah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :)
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Martigot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful picture and very interesting old house :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
For now it is still standing but it may not be long before she is lost
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mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
robust homestead resisting the elements in a big way...great capture!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Thanks Matt,

This is one of my favourite locations. There are a number of stone houses in this area, but few of them photograph as well as this one.
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lamsquaw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured! :D :wave: [link]
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
thanks Betsy,

it fits very nicely with your other selections
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lamsquaw Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure!! :wave: :D
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derevier Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
The fine sky)
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lory-c Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Photographer
Love the colours !
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
thanks
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lory-c Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome ! =D
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vikingjon Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured! [link]
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
wow, thanks Jon, I really appreciate this.

One comment would have been fine, you spent a lot of time making comments and links.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've wanted to feature a lot of people for a long time! Thanks for giving me the ability. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
:)
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joolienn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
thank you
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kitek14 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
give me same one ; <
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful tones!! Very peaceful :aww:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
thanks
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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
This piece has been featured in my Sunday Features [link]
:heart:Kat
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