Treat yourself to 15% off apparel, cases and laptop skins with code FORME15

South-west Alberta, Canada, with the Rocky Mountains in the background. This little shelter was standing all by itself,on the last stretch of prairie, with no obvious purpose other than to be a refuge from wind and snows that would come down off the slopes. Or does it have another purpose? Your guess is as good as mine!

Mid-June, 2010
Fuji S100FS camera


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, lovely colour,

  • Thanks Ann, these little places are always so interesting. I guess if you were used to the prairie you’d know what it was, but I’m still wondering:)

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a great find, George! One does wonder what its purpose is! The Rockies make such a beautiful background!

  • Hi Mike, I thought it might be for storing hay or something, but it’s too small, I think. Maybe just a place to have lunch and a coffee and get out of the sun/wind/snow/..!

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    I think it’s a thunderbox! lol Good one, George!

  • haha.. that was the first thing I thought,too, when I saw the end of what looks like a bench, and the angle would give a bit of privacy. We may both be right.Any port in a storm and it would be nice to have some comfort LOL!

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting,Vickie. BTW, do YOU know what it might be?

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    well it could be a shelter to back into in a storm, but only for one, so get there first! Other than that maybe a place to eat in peace against wind or something say a bale of hay that’s been opened up for cows/horses….it’s just a guesstimate, lol

  • Kathy Yates
    Kathy Yatesabout 4 years ago

    This is just beautiful George!!

  • Thanks very much Kathy, glad you liked it:)

    – George Cousins

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.