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Belfountain - A Winter Walk

Posted by Lorac Sunday, March 24, 2013 10 comments

The records indicate that the Hamlet of Belfountain (Village) was first settled in 1825. As time passed, the Hamlet added a blacksmith, wagon shop, school, post office, church and a public water pump.The cold, spring-fed waters of the West Credit River provide ideal habitat and ample angling opportunities for brook and brown trout and other fish. Freshwater springs flow from the steep valley walls that enclose this tranquil oasis. Heavily treed woodlands of cedar, oak, maple and birch are alive with wildlife – songbirds, rabbits, flying squirrels, ruffed grouse and white-tailed deer.

Falls created by Charles Mack

Close to the picturesque village of Belfountain, this 8 ha site once belonged to Charles Mack, inventor of the cushion-back rubber stamp. 

Mack and his wife Addie purchased the property in 1908, where he developed his version of a miniature Niagara Falls (above) and Yellowstone Cave (below).

The "Cave" below. There is a wonderful hearth in here. I can only imagine the fires it has held.

It started out as a dull cold day with flurries. By the time we got to Belfountain the weather had changed to a gorgeous sunny, mild day.

Suspension bridge over the Credit River

 Mr. Mack had a suspension bridge built downstream from the dam (above) and created a fountain topped with a bell honouring the town(below). He also added stonewalls, footpaths, scenic lookouts and a guesthouse. The couple lived in a small house deep in the park.

I never tire of this wonderful spot. There wasn't another soul around. Just my granddaughter, her friend and I.

SkyWatch Friday

Posted by Lorac Thursday, November 22, 2012 5 comments

Just a couple of weeks ago the skies were blue and the colour was fantastic!

All the leaves are down now and we have been getting a lot of foggy mornings.

The forecast is snow for the weekend! Have a happy SkyWatch Friday!

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Lorac Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4 comments

Happy Halloween

My Favourite Halloween Treat!
But... No adult treats until the kids are all home and safe! Don't Drink and Drive.
Watch out for the Kiddies!

 Let's keep all the animals safe tonight. Keep them indoors! 
 (There will be lots of traffic on the roads)

Everyone enjoy a safe and Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween for Seniors

Posted by Lorac Monday, October 29, 2012 1 comments

Rules for Halloween for Seniors ! 

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You keep knocking on your own front door.

9. You remove your false teeth to change your appearance.

8. You ask for soft high fibre candy only.

7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag,
you lose your balance and fall over.

6. People say...'Great Boris Karloff Mask,'
And you're not wearing a mask.

5. When the door opens you yell, 'Trick or...'
And you can't remember the rest.

4. By the end of the night,
you have a bag full of restraining orders.

3. You have to carefully choose a costume that
doesn't dislodge your hairpiece.

2. You're the only Power Ranger in the
neighborhood with a walker.

And the number one reason Seniors should not 
Trick Or Treating...


1. You keep having to go home to pee.
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No matter, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN anyway... 

Welcoming Autumn

Posted by Lorac Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7 comments

The days are noticeably shorter. The nights are cooler.On the first day of fall—the autumnal equinoxday and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.

 The barns have been filling up with hay, straw and the last of the corn to be harvested.

We start into our Autumn months on the weekend. Sneaks in on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT in North America. I am really sad to see the end of summer this year as I did not get to really enjoy it all.. Sigh! Too much work and no play. Here's hoping for a glorious, long and warm fall!!!

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