Morland Place

A private, rural garden open for public tours. Morland Place can be found at 102645 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound. It is a large European-style architectural landscape including French, Italian, perennial and contemplation gardens. There are also interesting buildings, hedges and a large maze. http://www.ruralgardens.ca/ 

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Abandoned Buildings

On our way up to the Bruce Peninsula for our second camping trip, my co-explorer and I discovered five abandoned buildings within a short distance of each other. The photographer and architecture-lover within me could not resist stopping; the explorer and archaeologist within my co-explorer couldn’t resist either. The houses were achingly beautiful, each in its own way. I’m not brave when it comes to entering them, so I focussed on capturing the exterior beauty of decay in black and white. I really enjoy shooting in black and white since it allows me to focus on the play of light and shadows. 

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My Piece of Heaven

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I’m just back from two lovely days on the Bruch Peninsula. I went camping with a friend at Cyprus Lake, where we explored caves and rock formations along the Georgian Bay coastline. Each new vista was more amazing than the last. The place that blew me away the most was Halfway Log Dump (named from its role in the logging era). The white cobble beach was spectacular: not a speck of sand or soil in sight, just drifts and drifts, meters deep, of rounded white rocks highlighted by the occasional black, blue or pink stone. In places, slabs of flat rocks were exposed, with cracks running through them as straight as a ruler and filled with small stones or water. Giant boulders rested on the beach in places; having been heaved up by the ice, they now rested on tiny rocks. It was far too beautiful to absorb it all.