Posts Tagged ‘Forest’

The long hot days of summer are well behind us as Autumn slowly descends on our little valley, bringing gifts of red and gold and amber.  It is my very favourite time of the year.  A time to rest, a time to reflect, to slow down and unwind.  A romantic time where a walk in the […]

It’s an almost magical place that can capture the imagination of those who visit.  Especially if you’re a Toad who loves antique heavy duty equipment.  You could seriously get lost in here for hours on end and come back the very next day and start all over discovering the most amazing things. We’re visiting the […]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they always say.  In this case, eating this particular apple could also have the unintended side effect of a visit to a dentist.  Not exactly what you’d expect from your fruit, now, is it? We’re heading back into the woods today to continue our adventure together exploring […]

The leaves rustle as the wind makes its way through the dense forest, much like a harp player who runs her fingers through the strings evoking a beautiful melody that makes the heart sing.  You are alone with nature, fully at peace with yourself and the wonder that surrounds you.  Suddenly that pile of bills […]

Now at first glance that may sound like an unsavory part of a recipe from an old witch’s cookbook, but you know that being affable, warmhearted toads, we would never dream of advocating such things!   What it is, however, is a pretty good way to travel…if you’re a tiny toad and you happen to need a ride. Today we ask you to hang up your suit and tie, leave your […]

Designing and constructing a building requires planning, precise measurements and skilled people to execute the plan.  Most of the time, anyways.  Has the fickle finger of time played a role in what we are about to see today with weathering and decay, or was this building constructed using guesstimates and rough guidelines?  I’m not sure […]

You just never know what to expect around the next corner.  The creed “sometimes art imitates life” comes to mind as we take in the various pieces on display and try to understand their deeper meaning.  Some are obvious, some are much less so.  But at the end of the day, the entire collection is […]

Wandering deep in the Wacky Woods, the sense of wonder began to take second seat to a sense of curiosity.  It seemed every corner that we passed led to yet another section of items and artifacts that were beyond imagination.  The message that George Sawchuk was trying to share with his audience became clearer and […]

You could venture into the forest a thousand times and never see anything like this.  And the further you go, the more you realize you’ve uncovered something completely profound.  Is it a statement on modern civilization, is it a political message, is it one of Canada’s best kept secrets?  It’s all these things.  And more. […]

The best kept secrets are right out in the open.  My only regret is not discovering this fabulous exhibit sooner while George was still alive. Today marks the beginning of a new photoblog series, “Two Toads in Wonderland” that finds us on an adventure together exploring the vast George Sawchuk Outdoor Art Exhibit, also known […]