Unfortunately, my battery died before I could take more photos here. I will have to go back next weekend and take more. I am also going to go out in the summer. Sadly, there are "For Sale" signa all along the length of Third Line and in a year or so, many of these buildings and the working farms along the way may well be gone and replaced with yet more housing developments.
I always wonder why people choose to live in huge houses with tiny back yards, crammed cheek-by-jowl with identical houses, instead of modest-sized houses with acres of fields all around.
I went out today and took more photos of the house and the barn behind it.
Walking in the shoes of other women...
Do also check out the "Az Cabal" album, wherein I honor the power of the all-seeing, all-knowing Az (She Who Must Be Obeyed), and poke fun in a round-about way, at a certain foe to the Cabal -- the fearsome Homophobic Malus (TM): http://public.fotki.com/Mudhooks/my_friends_albums/home_of_azcabal-1/home_of_azcabal/
Flutterbies in my neighbour's garden.
Painted Lady - Hodges#4435 (Vanessa cardui)
This is an image I created from a full-color photo of a peony taken at the Experimental Farms. herbaceous border.
I manipulated it (using Picasa software) by transforming the original colour image into a sepia-toned one. I then repeatedly shrpened, hazed, warmed, and reduced the saturation of the image until I achieved the Daguerre-like image. I have included the original image which I manipulated to achieve the final image.
I was by the property the other day (March 17, 2007) and the "Rideau Fire" gate is now.
Esdaile, both at Ayton Castle where the school was evacuated to during the war and in Edinburgh. Hopefully I won't get them mixed up.