Archive for December, 2013

The Red Barn

Posted: 27th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The first snow of the season heralds in a sense of excitement here on Vancouver Island.  Snow doesn’t come every year, much to the surprise of locals and folks who ponder a snowless Canadian winter.  Turn on the TV in Canada and pretty much the entire country is experiencing sub-zero temperatures and thick coats of […]

What a wonderful year we’ve had here at The Hollow!  It’s hard to believe how fast the time has flown past, and that the holidays are upon us now.  At this time of year we like to reflect on family and friends and all the great adventures we’ve shared over the past year. We are […]

Life wasn’t easy at all in the mid 1800’s here on Vancouver Island for the settlers.  The landscape is very rugged, and vast distances existed between farms and homesteads.  This makes these stories all the more incredible.  In today’s post we are going to visit an absolutely wonderful little Anglican church hidden in the farms […]

A Lovely Island Getaway

Posted: 18th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Whether you live on Vancouver Island or are coming for a visit, there are no lack of things to do, see and experience here.  The island features landscapes of mountains, forests, farmlands and marine settings that are simply amazing.  One of the best little spots is a town called Cowichan Bay that sits right on […]

As the holiday season approaches many of us begin to focus on home and family.  Time seems to morph and change as people hurry and rush about, buying presents and ingredients for big dinners.  Things at work tend to slow down and as the end of the month comes so does a heightened sense of […]

We’re starting a new series here today at The Hollow called “Coming Soon“.  Periodically we have pictures ready to publish but the blog post requires some research and is in the writing stage.  St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Central Saanich is a great example of this as we continue our project “The Anglican Church Project” […]

Christmas Photography In Small Town Duncan

Posted: 11th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It’s that time of year once again, the time when cities and towns are brightly decorated in anticipation of the upcoming holidays.  This is a perfect time for Christmas photography as everything is beautifully lit, usually with vibrant colors and wonderful details that really speak to the season.  What better way to remember and share […]

Exotic Cars

Posted: 5th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Gathering
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One of the reasons we love to stroll around the local car shows in the summer is how we get to meet some of the neatest folks who are very passionate about their personal vehicle.  This love and passion almost always comes shining through in the car on display, even if it’s not in perfect […]

Edmund Picoti Cole was the Master of HMS Fisgard during the British Admiralty Surveys of the coast in 1846, and Cole Island is named after him.  Within 60 years of this survey 16 magazines had been constructed on the island as well as some other buildings, one of which we’ll be discussing in a future […]

Across The Water

Posted: 2nd December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Living on an island means that there is no shortage of places to visit the ocean.  Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific island located east of New Zealand and many people are surprised at both the size and the inherent climate we experience here.  Canadian winters are notorious for being frigidly cold with many feet […]