Posts Tagged ‘Rust’

Please be warned that you may need a tetanus shot after reading today’s post, my friends.  Today we’re heading back to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada where we are continuing our long-running photoblog series “The Antiques Toad Show“.  This is a special place, one you can return to often and discover […]

Vancouver Island is a multifaceted place full of character, whimsy and even a bit of intrigue.  The little community of Coombs is a great example of this, full of things you just won’t see on a regular day.  Mrs. Toad’s latest blog post “A Lovely Day For A Motorcar Ride” takes us along as she […]

Recently we were contacted by the terrific folks at Topaz Labs with a request to try out their brand new Topaz Labs Detail™ 3 Plugin for Photoshop.  Time is critical for us here at The Hollow and thus any chance we get to try out new software and techniques can be very exciting.  Any tool […]

Sometimes we encounter a story in the city that is so profound it’s actually difficult to write about.  As the years go by the issues become more complex and tangled as people pass on, bylaws change and society continues to evolve.  Today’s story is one such story.  Today’s story features a city landmark that almost […]

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 […]

Rust is a great equalizer.  Almost everything constructed of metal begins a slow march towards decay.  In some cases this marks the beginning of the end for the item in question, sometimes it means the item becomes weathered looking.  With this comes character. We’re heading back to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum today where we continue […]

As times change, things that were considered quite normal before can now be looked upon with a critical eye.  As we learn things techniques go through a metamorphosis and the new understanding leads to a change in procedures and means.  This is the advancement of society. Join us today as we head back to our […]

As we find spring approaching, everyone begins to revel at the notion of warmer and longer days to enjoy.  We have a wood burning fireplace at The Hollow for our source of heat, and I can honestly tell you my flippers start getting tired from stacking, chopping and carrying wood for 11 months straight, and […]

We like to march to the beat of a different drummer here at The Hollow.  Holidays are a wonderful time to take a break, reflect on life and spend time with your friends and family.  And in many cases, holidays are about the kids. As the Easter weekend approaches, talk almost always turns to Easter […]

I awoke this morning in The Hollow, flung the front door open to take in all the grace, wonder and beauty of the Swamp and declared spring has finally arrived!  And in spring a young Toads mind immediately thinks of Heavy Duty Machinery! Well, that may not be entirely true but it does have a […]