Abigail Gossage's rural Posts

We took our annual run down to picturesque heritage Maberly this weekend. A very small village it was once the hub for the surrounding area. The architecture…

This weekend's images seem to revolve around bare trees that have not yet budded but were basking in the unusual sunlight. Not a tree but part of a cedar log…

I am always complaining to myself that I no longer see anything in my country neighbourhood to shoot. However add water to the mix and things become magical…

I fled the bitter cold winter in Ottawa to Vancouver to see family and what do I get? Snow! But it is pretty...

Well it certainly snowed! I took a quick run up to the country and found a lot more snow than in town. It is going to be a long winter. Ugh. The pits in the…

This year's Fall Challenge with the RA Photo Club took us to Morris Island nature preserve. One of the plusses of outings with the nature group is that I get…

Thanksgiving in Canada is earlier than in the States; we had our celebration this past weekend. Colour was only beginning but the festivities were at their…

For the last two weeks I have been immersed in the urban environment so it was a lovely change to go back up to the country for the weekend. Going for a walk…

Swiss giant Omya owns and operates a gypsum mine in Lanark County (Tatlock Quarry) and as part of an ongoing effort to engage and inform the community held an…

My neighbour is involved in a photo project about graveyards so I have been inspired to try my hand also. This morning very early I headed over to the local…

A cottage in North America is quite a different animal than a cottage in Britain. Here we expect a rustic cottage situated beside a lake, what the Francophones…

The tree in question was a healthy 50-year-old elm that survived the Dutch elm epidemic of the 70's but did not survive the current one. As it was very close…

Sophisticated gladioli from my neighbour's garden meet my rustic porch... Ghost was very interested in the glads. Demon not so much...

Setting out at 6:30 am to avoid the heat (ha! did not work!) our goal was to get to the top of the trail going up Blueberry Mountain, up to the tallest point in…

On Canada Day (July 1) we had a wonderful neighbourly dinner and then went out to set off store-bought fireworks. While not the spectacular ones over…

In 1963 Margaret Baird gave 89 acres of mixed hardwood forest and beaver swamp to Lanark County to be used as access to the public to walk midst a regenerating…

My neighbour is involved in a photo project that explores our local cemeteries so we went on a scouting drive to see what is around us. We could not have…

Residing in the country now for almost two weeks has been very restful to say the least but not particularly busy photographically. A lot of cleaning which…

We went out looking for large flocks of geese to photograph in the hopes they would flush and give us photo ops. In the search we covered large swaths of…
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