The best season for exploring off water in Muskoka is definitely early Spring. Once the snow is gone and the trees have not yet opened their leaves, secret places are revealed.
Old buildings and pieces of long abandoned equipment and vehicles are most visible. Although, not everything needs to be sought out in this manner – there are jewels such as the Anglican Church in Port Sydney (above) that is a beautiful piece of active history that is easily enjoyed at any time of year.
The house above, I discovered in late Spring last year and nearly got eaten alive for the privilege! It was, however, a beautiful and worthwhile find. I have seen it painted recently by the very talented, Neil Sternberg.
Not every building I photograph gets painted. If I did, my archive would last me for years! Only some buildings, however, inspire me to go further. The house below is one of those. This is the house in Twilight and this image will likely be a painting soon.There is a great story on this house on my website and I hope I will be adding to it soon. I hope to meet with the owner in the next week or two.
I have some catch up to do with paintings that have been in limbo on the easel due to my less than stellar health in April. I am still not 100%, but I hope to get back on track next week. I am looking forward to my next road trip up in the Huntsville area. If you know of any sites I should visit, please comment!
The Uffington Church, according to a friend, is nothing but posts and a roof. Soon this building will permanently pass into history. The gentleman that is reclaiming the wood has kindly offered some of it for a frame which I hope will be finished some time before my birthday in June.