Three and a Half Years Later

This will be my first non-photography related post in a number of years. In the spring of 2014, a portion our basement flooded. It was fully carpeted with built-in bookcases, cabinets and benches. Water started pouring in through a crack in the wall and I couldn’t leave it for more than a couple hours without…

Family Reunion 2017

Well over a month ago, we spent the weekend at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County for my wife’s family reunion. The weather was perfect and we spent the day lounging by the beach and watching the kids play in the water. I was testing out my new (to me) Nikkormat FTn and just…

First Day of School

For five years running, we’ve done “first day of school” photos in front of the house, as I’m sure everyone else in the world does too. Last year was the first year I shot them all on film because I forgot to charge the digital camera batteries. I actually preferred the look of the film…

A Lazy Saturday

A couple weeks back, we went to visit my dad and took him out for his birthday lunch. On the way back home, we stopped off in Campbellford to visit the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, the chocolate factory and the Church Key Brewery. I had with my my Olympus XA, so I snapped a couple…

2017 Summer Vacation

For the second year running, we’ve rented a cottage with 3 other families. Last year, people said we were crazy, but it worked out so well we decided to do it again this year. The 16 of us got a monster 7 bedroom cottage on Esson Lake, just south of Haliburton for 7 days in…

Ottawa 2017

This past week, my oldest son and I spent 3 days in Ottawa. This was a trip we’ve been planning for several months and there was no real reason to go there, other than a vacation. We packed up and left home at 9am on Sunday and pulled into the National War Museum just before…

Axe Throwing

Back on June 10th, we had some friends up to Peterborough to celebrate a couple birthdays happening around that time. We went out for dinner then to the Peterborough Axe Club. A fun night was had by all throwing hatchets at a target in a tournament style competition. I forget who the winner was, but…