Archive for December, 2012

Letters Home

Posted: 31st December 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Olde School, Photography
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There is just something special about receiving an envelope, especially when it comes from friends or family.  Whether the words were handwritten or carefully clicked out on a typewriter these notes were always a highlight, an extraordinary treasure to cherish.  Today’s modern age finds us sending notes like this digitally, and as a result something […]

To the untrained eye, you might see a bunch of old iron and steel.  To the enthusiast, it’s a portal into nostalgia and romance.  For well over a year now we’ve been featuring periodic posts showcasing some of the really incredible artifacts and historical machinery we encountered on our day long visit to the BC […]

A New Era

Posted: 21st December 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I awoke this morning to no fire, no brimstone, no asteroid hurtling it’s way toward earth at breakneck speed…  really, it was a little underwhelming after all the hype surrounding the end of the world.  With the realization that our imminent demise was not forthcoming, nor did it even appear that I had even caught […]

Autumn’s Last Colors

Posted: 11th December 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As the autumn colors make their final appearance here in the Cowichan Valley the morning frosts become more frequent.  Winter has arrived.  Each changing season reveals a different personality from the others, and there is just so much to take in as it seems to happen so quickly.  Blink and you’ll miss it all. Life […]

Car shows are a great way to spend an afternoon, giving you a chance to see vehicles you wouldn’t see otherwise and to meet the proud owners and make new friends.  You just never know what you’ll find at your local car show.  In the summer of 2012, Mrs. Toad and I stepped out and […]

Oh, the stories this tired old crooked building could tell.  Even its very construct reveals a plethora of secrets and tales of yesterday.  But only to those that truly seek them. This is definitely one of my favorite pictures we’ve ever taken.  There is an entire world to be found in this wonderful old shed, […]