The City of Peterborough has a long history. It’s one of Ontario’s older cities and once, as “The Electric City,” vied for the capital of the province.
It got its start as a logging town where lumber pulled in from north of the city would be milled and sent on its way.
Our waterway and liftlocks were originally intended to serve industry, but the development of the highways and trucking as the major means of transport shifted the focus. Now the Trent-Severn is a pleasure route, used by leisure craft and vacationers.
But the industrial boom and history of the town is evident in much of its architecture. From the Quaker Oats building and water tower… Read more “Small Industrial City”
Oh the joy of planning the coming year’s garden. Thoughts full of hopes and plans and visions of growing and harvesting and bright bounty. Read more “Seedy Sunday 2017”
This post is very late, coming on a Monday instead of last Friday. But I wanted to put it up today. Read more “100,000 Common Nails and 50,000 Marchers”
I got caught up in all the “super moon” excitement this week. I also happened to be on the west side of Toronto.
I thought I’d stop for a bit in Humber Park to see if I could catch a snap of the big ole’ moon coming up over the city. Read more “Humber Park Moon”
I’m back to work this week on a fine production from New Stages Theatre.
The Pitmen Painters opens tonight (Friday, April 8 at 8pm at Market Hall) and I can’t wait to hear the first comments from the audience. Read more “Pitmen Painters”
There are a couple of opportunities to see my work this weekend.
There is an excellent group show at Gallery in the Attic. A print of the photo above is included, among other photos of mine. (Also the one used in the invite below.) Read more “Shows and Benefits”
The Norwood Fair. My fall would not be complete without it.
This year, it was all about the animals. Like the rooster above. Read more “Norwood Fair 2015”
Last Sunday the Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle held an event to honour murdered and missing indigenous women. On the way to the ceremony I passed through this moving contribution to the Red Dress Project. Read more “Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women”
Here it is!
My Going Down to Jackson video is being projected for two more nights in downtown Peterborough (time and location details available by following the link). But for those of you who can’t make it, here’s the video to watch in the comfort of your own home. Or wherever it is you happen to be while you’re watching it.
Enjoy! I certainly enjoyed making it. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special”