Snow Days

It’s really been a green Christmas and we’ve been unable to do some of the things we want to at this time of the year… like play in the snow. Finally, a couple days ago it got cold and started to snow. Our tobogganing hill down the street was usable and the ice was ready…

2018 Santa Claus Parade

I’ve finally found time over the holidays to process the backlog of film in my fridge. Below are some photos from the Omemee Santa Claus parade back in early December. This year, both boys decided to go with the scouts, whereas in previous years they went with the school and daycare. Camera: Voigtlander Bessa R3M…

Snowshoeing in Millbrook Valley Trails

Back in February after a heavy snowfall, I took my oldest son snowshoeing in Millbrook. Until then, he’d only played with the snowshoes in the backyard. He was actually quite good at it, and only took a tumble when he was showing off or tried to run. We probably spent 2 hours hiking around and…

Sliding on New Years Eve

For New Years Eve, our group of friends thought it would be fun to take our kids sliding at the hill we grew up on in Pickering overlooking the nuclear power plant. The hill has changed quite a bit as it looks like the city was trying to discourage sliding there. We had the entire…

Santa Claus Parades

Yes. You read that title correctly. This is a post about Santa Claus parades in February. I’ve been saving up rolls of colour film, so I could process them all at once. For the past couple years, we’ve been avoiding the large Peterborough Santa Claus parade and opting for smaller town parades such as Keene,…

Ice Fishing

Last Monday was Family Day and also free fishing weekend… meaning, no fishing licence was required for the whole weekend. I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out the ice fishing gear that’s just been collecting dust in my garage. I’ve only ever been ice fishing once and it just turned into an…

Family Day

Last Monday was Family Day and the weather outside was awesome, so we took advantage of it. We were feeling a bit lazy in the morning, so we just walked up to our little park down the street from our house. I took the opportunity to bring along my Pentax 6×7 and an expired roll of…