Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

Those who follow us regularly may recall a recent post I made, an ode dedicated to the love of my life, Mrs. Toad.  The post titled “Celebrating 12 Years” talks about our anniversary and what it means to me, and notes that at that time we had one flipper out the proverbial door as we […]

Even though Vancouver Island’s post-colonization history only encompasses the last 150 odd years or so, we do have quite a rich heritage to take in and enjoy.  Our buildings may not be thousands of years old as they are in old Europe, but many of them benefit from architectural cues derived from homes and buildings […]

Footprints are sometimes there even though we can’t see them.  Those who have come before tread on the grounds, leaving behind a little something of themselves.  For those who are acute these ghostly outlines of the imprints are not lost forever, rather they are as evident and as fresh as the day they were left.  […]

Celebrating 12 Years

Posted: 7th November 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Time is fleeting, this is no surprise.  What is a surprise, however, is how the years can fly by, accumulating memories and treasures all along the way.  It’s these very memories that form the fabric of the meaning of our lives, and in my case personally, it’s those memories that make me run home each […]

The Meandering River

Posted: 29th October 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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There is no better way to whittle away some time than to visit and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Vancouver Island in BC.  Trees seem to reach for the skies, the rivers run fast and hard, and the rugged landscapes that the west coast of Canada is famous for are found here. In […]

Docks At Twilight

Posted: 23rd September 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The throngs of tourists that crowded the roads and sidewalks just a few short weeks ago are starting to abate, and the Cowichan Valley once again settles into a peaceful time where it becomes a playground to the locals.  The days are getting shorter and the shadows longer, yet the pleasant temperatures of late summer […]

Every year the terrific folks at the Maple Bay Marina, just around the corner from where we live, host a widely acclaimed event called “The Wooden Boat Festival”.  For those who love everything nautical, this is a must-see event, one that finds crowds of folks coming from points all over the world to take in […]

Today Cole Island is inhabited by only the whispers of those who came before.  It now stands as a very important link to our heritage here on Vancouver Island under the watchful eye of the Provincial Government’s Heritage Branch and a local group of local people who have formed a community called the “Friends of […]

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, and there certainly is no lack of that around these parts lately!  Today’s post finds us in our own backyard where we are continuing a photoblog series we started in 2011 called “The Hollow’s Backyard” where we feature the sights and experiences we had at our local […]

A Barn Like No Other

Posted: 4th July 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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What is it about old barns that captures our minds and attention?  Is it the juxtaposition of a man-made wooden structure standing in what is typically a field?  Is it the longing for times past, a connection with the physical work we do and it’s importance in our survival?  These days some of these elements […]