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So coming up next week the DH and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. You can say it was love at first sight, because it really was. 415 more words

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Tom Thomson

Autumn Foliage

Tom Thomson (1877 – 1917)  was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as the Group of Seven, and though he died before they formally formed, he is sometimes incorrectly credited as being a member of the group itself. 78 more words


Tom The Canoeist, Part 4: The Territory: Algonquin Park (updated October 19, 2016)

It can be succinctly stated that Tom Thomson, in his five or so years of seasonal residency in the Park, visited most of Algonquin’s approximate 3,000 square-miles via canoe or on foot. 866 more words

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Tom Thomson's Shack, Jack Bush socks and an excellent exhibition by Coleen Heslin

We ventured up to Kleinburg today for a visit to the McMichael Canadian Collection. This is their 50th year. I can remember my first time there as a child on a school trip. 1,056 more words

Tom the Canoeist, Part 3: The Gear (updated September 17, 2016)

Having surveyed the academic issues and situated Tom Thomson within Canadian canoeing traditions, it’s appropriate now to look more attentively at the gear he used and how it affects my evaluation of his canoeing/camping cred. 2,345 more words

Algonquin Park

This Painting

his last canoe paddles through
choppy evening waters
haunting desolation

growth vs death
knowing beautiful desperation
and the ability to cope

his lost canoe paddles against the west wind… 102 more words

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Tom the Canoeist, Part 2: The Traditions (updated October 15, 2016)

Before reviewing his canoeing / camping equipment and exploits, it’s best to touch on Canadian canoeing traditions to see where Tom Thomson fits.

The oldest canoe tradition is that bequeathed by Aboriginal Peoples. 622 more words

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