Posts Tagged ‘Park’

My Secret Place

Posted: 14th December 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We’ve all got spots that we tend to go to for solace, for a moment’s tranquility and peace.  When my mom became ill in the late 1970’s and we moved out to Vancouver Island, I found my spot quickly and came back often for moments of introspection.  This spot is both one of Vancouver Island’s […]

In the summer of 2013 we were invited to participate in a media event on Vancouver Island.  It was a terrific day, chock full of wonderful adventures.  The basic idea was a QR Code scavenger hunt where select members of the media were invited to follow clues on an adventure of discovery in the Parksville/Qualicum […]

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 […]

It’s a malady as old as the ages themselves.  It’s a condition that many artists face, and while some master it, others spend lifetimes chasing it only to perish just short of the true goal.  So please bear with me today as I wax poetic on this topic, one that is just as much a […]

The hustle and bustle of the everyday world can seem overwhelming at times.  Minutes filled with endless errands, hectic work schedules and a variety of obligations of every persuasion can result in a blur of days bleeding into the next with nary a single moment to catch one’s breath.  Electronic devices whiz and bleep to […]

This summer we invested in some new camera gear, a Canon 6D camera and lens.  Shortly after getting it my friend ehpem, who hosts a terrific photoblog called “burnt embers“, and I got together to explore the inherent beauty found in the castle and gardens located at the Hatley Park National Historic Site in Victoria.  […]

Our recent adventure up island participating in the “Parksville Qualicum Beach QR Code Road Rally 2013” is one we won’t soon forget.  Even though we’ve lived here for many years there seems to be a limitless supply of great new things to visit and explore.  Today’s post takes a look at one such facility, hidden […]

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and when we were asked recently to join in on the Parksville Qualicum Beach QR Code Road Rally 2013 we literally hopped at the chance.  Those who follow us regularly know well of our deep love and affinity for Vancouver Island, and we look for any excuse to […]

History is such a fickle lady, elevating certain stories to levels of yore while others are soon forgotten, lost forever in the ether of time.  History can be centered around a tale woven in the fabric of time a millennium ago, or it can share an allegory from recent times.  What factors affect those stories […]

I remember as if it were yesterday. We were all sitting in a circle on the floor at the teacher’s feet as she opened the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. As she started the words “it was a dark and stormy night”, I felt chills run down my spine and from that […]