Category: phototale

Ice Blizzard IV – Cobourg Beach

What should not have surprised me as much as it did was the amount and thickness of the Ice Coating in Cobourg. I had suspected the Lake Ontario’s warmer water would moderate the Ice Blizzard’s effects. Wrong: The lake breezes were doubly cold – wind driven at well below freezing and humid that cut through…

Ice Blizzard III

With the sun out from behind the shroud of clouds, the ice encrusted countryside in the Northumberland Hills absolutely sparkled. The greatest shine came as you turned your camera close to the sun- in Icarus-like fashion lured by glitter one could easily shock your retina. But the views everywhere were glass crystal enchantments. Lured by…

Ice Blizzard II

In April Winter left with an Ice Blizzard Swipe, coating trees and everything with  thick glassy ice: Well Surprise Surprise – a There-is-no-Global-Warming Gulf of Mexico air mass has arrived with very warm water saturated air – so warm that the precipitation falls first as rain and then freezing rain all over Southern Ontario, Quebec…

Lang by Christmas Candlelight

Lang Pioneer Village comes alive at Christmas time. The historical village just North of Keene Ontario and Rice Lake puts on a show near Christmas that takes visitors back to Christmas nearly 200 years ago. It is a pioneer spirit of do-it-yourself decorating, giftmaking and activity the night through. A light path leads to the…

Houston International Quilt Show

Two fellow travellers of the Northumberland Hills, Carole and Greg, sent pictures of the Quilts on exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Show at the end of October.. Now this is of interest to quilters in the area first for the fact that two Canadians, Christine Alexiou of Markham Ontario and Elaine Quehl of Ottawa…

Apple Cider Barn: Enchanted or Haunted?

Haunted Images Found at Lang Halloween FestLang Pioneer Village has one of its houses that may be enchanted or haunted. It all started after this year’s Halloween Festivities at Lang. An anonymous source sent the following images “taken at the Lang Pioneer Village spook fest”. Now the pictures below purport to show some of the…

Christmas Closing Show at Lang Pioneer Village

In a month’s time Lang Pioneer Village will be having its Christmas show for 2 day December 7th and 8th – not to be missed. In case it does not snow, here is what the Village looks like with a fresh coat of Snow Paint: [iframe src=’http://theopensourcery.com/langp/lpwinshow.html’ width=’800′ height=’440′] The Christmas Show closes Lang Pioneer…

Lang Pioneer Village Halloween Fest

Lang Pioneer Village knows how to have fun around Halloween. Each year there is a Halloween Fest on the two weekends before  Halloween Day. The Village which prides itself on the authenticity of its buildings, equipment and even the attendants costumes, lets down its hair for Halloween. The result is a Kids Halloween night special with…

Lang Pioneer Village Halloween Jacko’s

Halloween and costume creation are great fun and growing in popularity as adults recreate the excitement of a sugar rush from bygone years. However, another aspect of Halloween that is also growing in popularity is the creation of some nifty Jacko’s or Pumpkin Jack-o-Lanterns. And one of the best places to see a creative collection…

Northumberland Fall V – Cathedral Lane

On the way west out of Warkworth, County road 29 rises up to Oak Heights which provides panoramic views of the Northumberland Hills. But hidden along the way is a lane going south of the county highway, Johnston Road, that travels through some woods on the way to a name change, Smith Road, and then…

Northumberland Fall IV – Red Red Oaks

A gentle but drenching rain  added sheen and luster to the oaks this Fall in Northumberland Hills. The resulting oaks were red red and scarlet beauties. But all the  landscape had a richness of hue. It surely is a delight to the eye and soul. More than  before I am steeled and ready for oncoming…