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Spring 2012

Volume 18 Number 1

An allée of ‘Profusion’ crabapples and a “window” cut in a hedge at Lilactree Farm.

Spring at Lilactree Farm

Mar 23, 2012 | Brian Bixley | Back Issues

An allée of ‘Profusion’ crabapples at Lilactree Farm in Mulmur.

Taylor Pace, Al Pace and Lin Ward of Hockley Valley operate Canoe North Adventures.

Canoe North Adventures

Mar 23, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Taylor Pace, Al Pace and Lin Ward of Hockley Valley operate Canoe North Adventures and have led 90 expeditions on 21 rivers in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut.

Cory Trépanier in his studio on The Gore Road, working on “Great Glacier.”

Cory Trépanier’s Big Northern Dream

Mar 23, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

“I can’t deny the thrill of knowing that I may be the first person ever to paint this view.”

Grey treefrogs. Illustrations by Ruth Ann Pearce

Spring’s Croaking Chorus

Mar 23, 2012 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

Ten species of frogs and toads share our landscape, a rich assemblage of hopping amphibians for such a northerly clime.

Winter Shelter by Edwin Frederick Holt, 1887, oil on canvas, 24" x 18" Born in London in 1830, Holt was a silver medalist at the Royal Academy Schools. This image was reproduced on a Christmas card of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The sheep, New Leicesters, are "bloom-dipped," an identification practice of the day that fell out of favour when natural-coloured wool came to be preferred by the woollen industry. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Beauty in the Beast

Mar 23, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

A peaceable kingdom – Beauty in the Beast is an extraordinary exhibition of animals in art and objects at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.

Dufferin Eco-Energy Park

Mar 23, 2012 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

While landfill raised concerns about what was seeping into our ground and water, gasification raises concerns about what is seeping into our air.

Early morning at Caledon’s roundabout.

The Circle Game

Mar 22, 2012 | James Jackson | Back Issues

Peel’s first roundabout at Dixie Road and Olde Baseline Road puts Caledon drivers on the merry-go-round.

Welcome home, Dan Needles

Mar 22, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

Playwright Dan Needles created Walt Wingfield, a feckless ex-urbanite who champions the spirit of rural life and keeps the audience rolling ruefully in theatre aisles.

Countryside Digest

Libertarians, populists and procrastinators

Mar 22, 2012 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues

Hot rocks, put it off, a passing thought, war flags and Holy typo! Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

Tara Imerson ~ An Afternoon at Rideau Antiques

Tara Imerson

Mar 22, 2012 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Tara creates watercolour depictions of old buildings, vintage automobiles and everyday objects in still life.

A Sense of Place

Mar 22, 2012 | Dan Needles | Back Issues

I bought my own farm, married a farm girl from the next township, and settled down to a view of Georgian Bay and the life of a hunter-gatherer, or “freelancer,” to use the ancient Ojibway term.

Worm Charming Shelburne

Our favourite picks for spring 2012

Mar 22, 2012 | In The Hills | Back Issues

A highly selective guide to the picks of the spring season in the Hills of Headwaters.

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