Archive for February, 2012

Cockshutt Tractor: A Beautiful Antique

Posted: 29th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The number one way to get me to stop dead in my tracks is for me to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Mrs. Toad from across a room.  That’s followed by Corvettes, muscle cars, motorbikes and tractors.  In pretty much that order. I grew up in your average middle class house.  My parents were […]

The instruments that we use to create music can sometimes be just as much works of art as the music they produce.  We’re heading back today to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum where we were given after-hours access to the entire facility for our photo-shoot from our best friends dad, The Curator.  This post is a […]

The Little Schoolhouse

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Hi everyone, welcome to our first post on our new dedicated server!  We hope the move didn’t cause too many service disruptions for everyone.  We’re pretty excited to be here now in control of our site, and rest assured the move was all worth it as we will have some changes coming. We thought we’d […]

A Private Collection

Posted: 21st February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Have you ever been to someone’s house before and seen something that was so interesting, you just had to photograph it?  Today’s post highlights one such visit that resulted in a short series of images. All these items form part of a personal and private collection of interesting items and artifacts.  Our host graciously allowed […]

A Stroll In Honeymoon Bay

Posted: 17th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Winter is definitely here, the days are cold, the nights come early and the shadows are long.  Times like this find us thinking of home quite often, particularly when you’re out and about late on a frosty afternoon and the bone-chilling cold starts to set in.  Many times we find ourselves thinking of our warm […]

Rusty Gems

Posted: 14th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Tonka Toys
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For some folks finding a diamond would be considered the ultimate score, but for others its rust.  I happen to be one who falls into the second category, that’s for sure.  Mrs. Toad, on the other hand, probably resonates with the first category.  Today we continue our long-running photoblog series “The Toad’s Tonka Toys” with […]

Five Minutes Peace

Posted: 10th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I need five minutes of peace and serenity today.  The last little while has been a bit of a whirlwind around these parts, basically both Mrs. Toad and myself are working around the clock.  But, it’s all good, we’re working on our future and that will most definitely include us returning to photography full-time once […]

Huh, who knew there was so much to learn about washing machines.  Not I, that’s for sure.  We’re continuing our photoblog series “The Antiques Toad Show” here today with a look at an antique clothes washing machine we found on our adventure last year when we were given complete after-hours access to the Metchosin Pioneer […]

Antique Bottles

Posted: 1st February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Antiques Toad Show
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All my life I’ve been fascinated with bottles and containers.  No, not containers like we find at the Toys ‘R Us when we buy the latest Buzz Lightyear toy for our grandchildren (did I just date myself?), but rather containers or bottles that have some form of character or interest to them.  Today’s post is […]