For the past several months I’ve been busy chasing other interests and haven’t been a regular contributor here at Thursday Doors.
The problem of course is that the longer I’m away, the harder it’s becoming to get my head back into blogging in general and doors in particular. I may be a bit generous with myself when I suggest that I’m back because I’m not really featuring any traditional doors today.
More like doorways.
Ok – they’re really just holes … or as I prefer to think of them – doorways for birds.
In previous posts I’ve written about places that have been featured in a book called Top 150 Unusual Places To Visit in Ontario by Ron Brown. One of those places is Birdhouse City located in Picton, about 2 hours east of Toronto.
The numbers labelled on the individual birdhouses suggests there are over a hundred of them in the large grassy field. Most of the birdhouses are replicates of an existing building in area.
Birdhouse City was started in 1978 by the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority, but before long local businesses and schools got involved in the development of the unique structures.
You should know by now that I like the unusual so I was prepared to make the drive to Picton even though it was a dull, gray day with a numbing Arctic-like wind blowing.
On this frigid day, there wasn’t a bird in sight. In fact, the entire neighbourhood looked a little tired and rundown. It seems that this community hasn’t been immune to budget constraints for repairs and maintenance.
Only in hindsight after looking at my photos can I appreciate how cold I was and the lack of good planning that went into most of my shots. It’s a lesson learned as winter approaches.
Thursday Doors is a weekly photo feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.