Posts Tagged ‘Forest’

Art is highly subjective, what is beautiful to one person may not be so to someone else.  Techniques, methods and meanings maybe controversial or obvious to some, yet not to others.  There are as many opinions out there on a particular piece as there are art lovers.  This is one of the things that makes […]

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 […]

The Fog Of Winter

Posted: 16th November 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The screams of delight from the children at Halloween are still ringing in our ears as fall gives way to winter.  Fresh thoughts of goblins, witches, fairy princesses and other such creatures remain in our imagination as the first winter frost descends upon the valley.  It’s time to put summer and fall behind us and […]

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 […]