Posts Tagged ‘HDR’

As we made our way up the weathered path we heard twigs crack off in the brush, making us both stop dead in our tracks and look at each other silently.  With such a warm and dry summer, bears and cougars had been reported in the area, often making their way down from the mountains […]

It has been awhile since last we posted on our visit to  McLean Mill National Historic Site in Port Alberni, a wonderful heritage museum that is full of treasures and exhibits from a bygone era.  This museum is an important link to Vancouver Island’s past, paying homage to the logging industry, one of the key […]

We find ourselves in a period of upheaval in terms of the global economy, and with this transition comes change.  One of the changes that seems to be so prevalent these days is the many buildings we encounter that once were flourishing with activity and are now forgotten.  We tend to find an anchor in […]

Spring In The Valley

Posted: 1st May 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Spring has finally sprung here on the west coast of Canada after a really long and cold winter.  I’ve lived here since 1980 and to be quite honest, this was one of the worst ones I can recall.  As with all things in life, once the snow finally disappeared and signs began to emerge that […]

Beauty In Rust

Posted: 19th April 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Once again we explore the inherent beauty found in things full of rust, now forgotten and forlorn.  This is one of our loves here at Toad Hollow.  There is simply so much character and personality in these unused vehicles, and you truly have to wonder about the stories that the rusty metal holds secret within. […]

2017 Chevrolet Volt

Posted: 10th April 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Buying a new car is a pretty exciting time, I must say.  Especially when the car you are getting is one you have really wanted for years.  In today’s post I am happy to share with you a few shots I took when taking delivery of our brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Volt from Wheaton GM in […]

Seriously Huffed

Posted: 16th March 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Motor Gathering, Photography
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The story of The Three Little Pigs saw the Big Bad Wolf huffing and puffing, trying desperately to blow the little piggies house down.  I am pretty sure if he had a huffer like the one we see sitting atop the fire-breathing V8 in this classic Chevrolet Supercharged Nova, he would have been able to […]

A Haunting Beauty

Posted: 14th March 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I find myself drawn to very unusual things at times.  Things that people would typically pass by without a second thought harken me like a siren’s song.  These things cannot be ignored or overlooked.  I can stand there and study these things, usually trying desperately to think about the life they have led, and the […]

Vancouver Island history is part of a rich tapestry of stories and events that have unfolded here, creating the communities and landmarks that are so meaningful to those who live here.  These features speak to the efforts undertaken during the early years of colonization, resulting in a myriad of museums and sites to visit that […]

Growing up in the times that I did, it was common to see muscle cars roaming the streets of our city, looking to line up at traffic lights and tear off in a wild plume of smoke in an effort to obtain the crown of having the fastest car in the city.  All my friends […]