Monday, July 30, 2007

Weekend Photos

We had company this weekend: Cuppa's sister and husband. We took a ride out to Wheeler's Pancake House and Sugar Camp at McDonald's Corners (see on map in new window — zoom in and out as desired). We've been there before, more than once, but it's a nice place to take visitors. It was a pleasant drive followed by a fine breakfast in a wonderfully crafted building.

There's a neat, little museum on the property. Since Cuppa is still nursing a sprained ankle, she sat placidly on the porch under the flowerpot while the three of us poked our noses hither and thither. Below Cuppa's picture is a photogenic shed (if that's possible for a building) that I've also captured previously (in this post).

At Wheeler's Maple Sugar Bush

Shed

Afterwards we drove our visitors about. One stop was here at the old Sawyer's House in Heron Mills (mapped here).

Sawyer's House

BIL is quite a shutterbug and has a wonderful new camera, so we next stopped at Almonte where he snapped away to his heart's content. But this photo is mine, taken on Cuppa's little camera. Of course, I did the usual post-processing.

Almonte by the Mississippi

Of course, we did pay our respects to The Smudge. This is a recent photo taken by Mom of the wee princess wrapped in her froggy towel.

Froggy Smudge

Update: After posting this blog, I decided to add this photo of my SIL walking towards that old, long abandoned house.

My Sister in Law

20 comments:

Dale said...

You, sir, are a talented photographer. And that child is so adorably photogenic, it nearly breaks my heart to look at her.

karla said...

I just love that picture of Smudge. Nate seems to like looking at her too. He say's to say "Ah goo!"

The very nice man said...

As always, your photos would not look out of place at an exhibition!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am always sad to see abandonned farm homes in the country. They were once filled with people's dreams . The same is true of abandonned marginal farmland. Men and women did back breaking work to free it from the wilderness in order to make a life for themselves. All for naught! Or so it seems.

Gina said...

Some gorgeous pics here!

Rhea said...

I love beautiful old houses, especially falling-down old houses.

thailandchani said...

I love those old houses, too! Can easily imagine living in one... being surrounded by all that land.. all that room.

Wow.

Heaven!

Pam said...

I love these photos, AC, they are quite charming and almost have a painted quality to them.

Is it possible that Smudge just keeps getting cuter? Love that face!

My best to Cuppa and her ankle.

cat59 said...

Yum, yum--Pancake House and Sugar Camp--sounds like my kind of place! Also, where is Almonte? That town looks beautiful--I want to live there! (okay; maybe visit).

Cathy said...

Now that I've got the map I'll be on my way:0) I love maple syrup.

The photos are wonderful - particularly like the Sawyer's house.

For sheer cuteness - Smudge takes first prize.

For serene loveliness - Cuppa. Tell her I hope that ankle is on the mend quickly.

mreddie said...

Cuppa doesn't look too unhappy sitting under the flowers. The Smudge is looking great! ec

Pearl said...

What a pretty bit of countryside!

ChrisB said...

Smudge is so photogenic, in fact all the photos are superb. I can see why you return to these pretty places.

KGMom said...

Looks like you are playing with Photoshop or some such.
Nice pics.

Laurie said...

Your photos brightened my soul, AC. Thank you.

Linda said...

Those photos are just lovely!

Gretchen said...

What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them. I especially like the one of the old abandoned house.

Bonita said...

These almost look as if they are on a textured watercolor paper....very nice effect.

Coll said...

I can never look at an old abandoned home without wondering about its better times and the people that once lived there. Love the photos.

And the picture of Smudge.. priceless.

Valerie - Still Riding said...

I guess I will skip how wonderful the photos are - but I would have liked some maple sugar candy!

Looks like a fun place to visit!