I just happened to come across a post that my friend Kathy Drue mentioned about a photo challenge put out into the universe by Scott Thomas. Maybe it is because it has rained for almost four weeks straight here and I desperately need something fun to do, or the fact that I am sleep deprived, but I thought I would jump in and share some photos that I took last weekend while I was out and about in my home town. It is interesting, before I share the photos, about how people define what a ‘hometown’ is. For some it is the place that they were born, where they grew up, for others it is where they are living right now. For me, home is where my heart is – and well my heart has been a few places over the years. Right now, my heart is planted in a small town called St. Thomas, Ontario…. ready to have a little tour of this place I love?
Jumbo watches over everyone who drives up the valley onto Talbot Street.
The old St. Thomas (Anglican) church, built in 1824 and its cemetery provides an incredible walk through the past.
Not sure why this is called the ‘witches’ grave, perhaps because the stone turned black…
now that the trees are beginning to bloom again, and five minutes of spring has arrived,
I am really looking forward to walking the streets of my hometown, with my camera in hand.
There are so many beautiful corners here… and they need to be shared.
a quiet place to sit under a wild pear tree.
of course, we can’t forget that St. Thomas is the Railway Capital of Canada
sadly, Jumbo found that out the hard way.. and that’s why his statue stands at the top of the hill!