Archive for May, 2011

St. Mary The Virgin

Posted: 16th May 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Today we head back to our roots and showcase a series of photos of a historic old church on Vancouver Island.  We can find very little information on this church online beyond that it was built and consecrated in 1873.  A new church for the parishioners was built just a short jaunt down the road […]

The Toad Goes Coastal

Posted: 13th May 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Spring is slow coming this year, but the local folks are determined to try to enjoy what we’ve got going on right now.  The island has many little nooks and crannies that are ideal for water sports and activities, and one of the favorite things to do is fish.  We have great crabbing and mussel […]

Pasture Gate

Posted: 12th May 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography

Vancouver Island is home to many historically important sites for the western part of Canada, and some of our farms are just exquisite examples of such.  I love the sight of an old barn or farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills and mountains on the island here.  Some of these farms even have spots with […]

Percy The Posing Peacock

Posted: 11th May 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Mr. Toad: “Was that a, um, peacock?” Mrs. Toad: “Yep, I think it was.” Mr. Toad: “Where are we?  What country are we in?” Mrs. Toad: “That was, indeed, a little strange.” This is where the car came to a screeching halt in a plume of tire smoke.  As most of our regular readers well […]

Bridge To Heaven

Posted: 10th May 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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In a world filled with utter chaos and mayhem, sometimes we all need a little break.  It’s been very very busy here at work lately and I have been feeling a little stressed.  It’s been difficult to find the time to spend online checking out everyone’s work and staying in touch, but we do the […]

We really hope everyone enjoyed their Mothers Day weekend, we sure did!  I took Mrs. Toad out for a lovely picnic by the ocean and we had a wonderful time.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to go on our second shoot of Chemainus as originally planned so we are going to slightly delay our […]

Well, it’s been a very busy week here at The Hollow and we’d like to wrap it up today by trucking away all the stress of the week and leaving behind a sense of peace and happiness for the coming weekend. While we were at the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show last month there were […]

I cannot tell a lie, I’ve been working on the title of this post all week.  I cannot promise that you won’t groan out loud by the time you get to the bottom of this blog post today, but anyone who knows this Toad also knows I have a very dry sense of humor.  You […]

Every good story needs an end, and today we encounter the end of the journey we’ve been on together for a few days now.  In case you’re just joining us, please visit our blog page “The Toad And The Bear” for the back-story to this series.  It is with a tinge of sadness that we […]

As we continue our way further up the mountain (please see our blog “The Toad And The Bear” for the backstory) the dichotomies become a little more evident if you look for them.  Yesterday, we saw a lot that appears to be currently used for both storage of landscaping materials as well as an area […]