Category: phototale

Quarterdeck Chronicles Adventures on Sailing Around the World

Imagine sailing around the World with routes in the Caribbean, across the Mediterranean, plus sailing in the pirate and typhoon infested waters of the sometimes infamous Straits of Malacca. An adventurous and sometimes very risky business. These are the tales that Campbellford residents Paul and Sandra Johnston experienced in their round-the world travels on the…

Northumberland Hills Winter: Early February

Well after sparing us in December and vacillating in January, Winter delivered its first cold blast and extra bounty of snow in early February. The day was very chilly and the winds swirled in sneeky fashion – as if crawling around, seeking a way past scarf and toque in order to insinuate a shiver-cold tremor.…

Around Campbellford’s Tannery

Campbellford, like much of Southwestern Ontario and the whole of the Midwest American Rust Belt, is strewn with building relics of what is not a too distant past – manufacturing plants and facilities that were vital to the community 100 years ago or even less. Meet the Tannery by the Trent River right next to…

Warkworth’s Perfect Pies

Warkworth had its 25th edition of the Perfect Pie Competition – and it was, well, sweet fun. The doors swing open for the Perfect Pies Fest on a warm and sunny November day Every year the lines get longer earlier, as Perfect Pie festers contend for a)the best seats in the house and b)the best pie…

Canada’s Beautiful Fall Colors

Fall colors have been very bountiful & beautiful but also very locally playful this year. This year the sumac were were putting on the ritz in most areas of Eastern Ontario. However, even in Northumberland Hills the sumac colors were quite varied from valley to valley – ad of course predicting a peak is nigh…

Gallery Hop Preview:Brookside Farm

The Trent Hills Gallery Hop to Brookside Farm features the photography of Brian Tyson and the Art by Antiques of Barbara Klatt. Brookside Farm is about 3 km  east of Hastings at 346 12 Concession Road and is both a studio and an active natural organic vegetable farm. Brian Tyson For 35 years Brian worked…

Warkworth Fall Fair: Family Fun

Like all Fall Fairs, the Warkworth Fair caters to family fun. And there are a number of events that spelled fun and family in no small way. There is the talent show in the arena ad the Midway rides plus lots of munchies for the whole family. But three events seemed to pull in kids…

1st Fall Colors

Summer in Eastern Ontario was scarce. To be true, there were some warm days but many more rainy and chill. With a surplus of rain, this Fall-color-ologist is anticipating a very hue-filled Fall with rain to bring out the hues. Okay this Autumnal prophesy is based on 1 part Hope and 1 part  recent Easter…

Fall Events in Northumberland Hills

Fall 2014 with all the extra rain should prove colorful in the Northumberland Hills. So if the images below are fair indicators, visiting the Hills for the Autumn colors should be most rewarding.   Views from Warkworth to Campbellford in Trent Hills But there are nine other reasons to visit Northumberland Hills this Fall. These…

Painting Spring’s Flowers

As seen in an earlier post, the second set of Spring Flowers in the Northumberland Hills have been very fine indeed this year. These blooms have proved to be the inspiration of some photo painting by ye editor. Progression of Iris Paintings Now photo painting can have several meanings in this digital age. Classically, one…

Crow River Valley in Spring

Last Fall your editor had a misadventure on a photo outing with the River Valley Photographic Society. They went one way and I waited and waited and discovered the gang had disappeared. Since the way to Crowe River  and then the upper reaches of the lake  highway were unknown to me, retiring early on a…

Blooms in the Countryside

After a long and chilly Winter, Northumberland denizens have been ready and willing for the welcome blossoms of Spring. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter invoked a “Delay of Game” penalty in the form of frost, downpours and downright cool weather for April and most of May. So daffodils,  tulips, forsythia,  magnolia, and even crabapple blooms –…