Category Archive for 'Local History'

return of the moose

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

While continuing to work on the computer project mentioned a couple of days ago, I came across some of my old photos taken at the Canadian Museum of Nature, situated in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building on MacLeod Street here in Ottawa. The building was begun in 1905, and is a wonderfully eclectic amalgamation of […]

blakeney rapids

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Yesterday, we decided to get out of the house after kicking around here due to the recent rains. After seeing how high the water levels were at Black Creek on November 4th, we were sure that the Mississippi River would be running high at Blakeney Rapids. As expected, we arrived to find it at levels […]

rusty treasure

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

The past few sunny days, I’ve been poking around in the ruins of an old cow barn over on the far side of the farm. The barn was razed to remove its post-and-beam timber frame back before we built here about thirty years ago. The site is now covered with tall twitch grass, a few […]

the rust fence

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Note: This is a post that I wrote before leaving for my trip out west. I happen to have a WiFi connection tonight, so I’m putting this little piece up. I may try to post something about the road trip later tonight or early tomorrow if I have a bit of time. ~ – ~ […]

paddling along the tay

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Saturday morning, we put our canoe in the Tay River at Last Duel Park in Perth. And yes, there really was a duel at that site back in 1833 — and yup, somebody died. You can read more about the duel and see a map of the town on this page. The park with the […]

the house at herrons mills

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Last weekend, I finally got around to photographing this house. I’ve been meaning to do so for several years, but never think of stopping until I’m too far past and can’t pull off in a safe place due to the awkward nature of the road. However, feeling some twinge of urgency that day, I made […]

apple country

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

It’s mid-May and apple trees are in blossom across the eastern Ontario landscape. Drive along just about any backroad and you’ll come upon small stands of flowering trees in old homestead orchards, or scatterings of solitary trees in fencerows. Yesterday, we stopped to photograph one such tree growing next to a split rail fence alongside […]