Sunday, May 4, 2014


This photo taken many years ago on Balsam Lake Road (near Kirkfield Ontario) has the words 'Diana and her mother' written on the back. I don't know who Diana is or where she is now. I do know that the wall is still there. I walked by it last week.  

I think Nan Blair would know the story of this photo. She owns the property up the road from where it is taken. Nan is a Laidlaw and has lots of old dry stone walls on her property too, and lots of stories about her family connection to the walls. 

Like this photo, and Nan's stories, the winding walls along both sides of Balsam Lake Road tell their own story as well of an age gone by. 

One can't help but appreciate the history that is written here in these ribbons of stone.