Canada 150 – #15 – My father, well disguised.

Canada 150 - #15 – My father, well disguised.

Re-enactments, pageants, skits… call them what you may, but theatrical presentations have been part of our history for a very long time. And as this “photo of a photo” indicates, my father was known to play a role in some of these productions.

This photo took me on a rather convoluted path, as I had originally thought it was from a pageant at the Grist Mill (of which I have a very vague memory and you can read about in a future post). It turns out that this photo was from another event, I think at the Habitation although I am still trying to nail that down. It would have been in the sixties I think.

All I know for sure is that this photo is of Larry Bower (left) and Dad (right). There used to be a number of photos from this re-enactment hanging at the Legion, but they are no longer there. I’m sure there are folks in the community who can fill in some details for me so please comment if you remember this event!

TGS

Canada 150 – #14 – A Stormy Past on a Stormy Night.

Canada 150 - #14 – A Stormy Past on a Stormy Night.

An unanticipated result of my Canada 150 photo challenge is that I find myself digging into the past as I build context around some of my photos. Maybe that should have been predictable – I hadn’t really looked at this as a year-long history lesson but it seems to be heading that way.

So, also unpredictably, I now find myself reading about our stormy past on this stormy night – digging into Barry Moody’s book: The History of Annapolis Royal – Volume 2 – 1749-2005. I bought it in 2014 and it has been on my “should read” list ever since, but fiction always wins my vote in reading (my father was the historian in the family, not me!). Nevertheless, I picked it up this morning, opened the cover, and was immediately hooked. Our history is so rich and so interesting, and Barry’s way of writing makes it very readable as well.  Learning lots – no doubt some of this newfound knowledge will shine through as I background future Canada 150 photos.

Thanks Barry for presenting our past in such a good read! You’ll make a history student out of me yet…

TGS

 

Project 52 – 2015 – Week 6

Fun in the Snow – Week ending Feb 14/15

Face painting for the Young-at-heart...

Face painting for the Young-at-heart…

Yaaaaaayyyy - he scores!

Yaaaaaayyyy – he scores!

Monkey balls anyone?

Monkey balls anyone?

Snowshoes anyone?

Snowshoes anyone?

Waiting for a walk...

Waiting for a walk…

A path well used...

A path well used…

Snow fort...

Snow fort…

Great to see people enjoying the snow in their own way!

TGS

Project 52 – 2015 – Week 5

February 1-7 – After a fairly open December and January, winter hit with a vengeance. For my weekly collection of photos I have opted for photographs of people dealing with the onset of mega-winter in their own way.

Shoveller extraordinaire...

Shoveller extraordinaire…

Duelling snowblowers...

Duelling snowblowers…

Snow mountain view...

Snow mountain view…

Exporting snow...

Exporting snow…

Frigid walk...

Frigid walk…

Snowy Selfie...

Snowy Selfie…

The only way...

The only way…

Market morning...

Market morning…

He's walking to work...

He’s walking to work…

The mountains of snow just keep getting higher…

TGS

 

Project 7×52 – Week 27 – People in the Gardens

Every day we see lots of wonderful people in the Historic Gardens. Indeed, it is our visitors who make all the hard work worthwhile.

 

#1 – Junior Shutterbug

#2 – Family Shot

#3 – Cameron and Founder

#4 – Saxy Mark

#5 – Bartenders Emeritus

#6 – Wine & Roses

#7 – Pretty in Pink

Thanks to all the people who make the Gardens such a happy place to be!

TGS

 

Project 7×52 – Week 24 – To Market…

The Annapolis Royal Farmers & Traders Market is always good fodder for photos…

 

#1 – Berries

#2 – Music Maker

#3 – Eugenia

#4 – Town Criers Three

#5 – Maker

#6 – Good Times

#7 – Fries anyone?

By the way, Mark’s fries are really good… just sayin’…

TGS

 

Project 7×52 – Week 15 – Volunteers

This past week we invited volunteers to come help us clean up the grounds at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. We had 35-40 community volunteers join us for at least a few hours each, and as I went around with the camera I noticed not only how hard they were working but also how much fun they were having! The Historic Gardens were just recognized as one of the Top 5 Gardens in North America – staff and volunteers should be very proud!

 

#1 – Margaret

#2 – Derek

#3 – Gundi

#4 – Sebastian

#5 – Donna & Maddy

#6 –Gary

#7 – Dylan & Dalton

Thanks to all the volunteers – your efforts are a huge help to the staff!

TGS

 

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