Countryside Kawartha

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9780969349723: Countryside Kawartha

This is the Kawartha countryside as it looks today: drumlins and valleys, barns and laneways, lakes and streams, ploughed fields and roadside ditches, wildlife and people at work or gone out fishing. 136 colour photos along with voices from the past give the Kawartha countryside a vivid presence, both visual and audible.

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Sometimes the colour of the morning sun on a field of grain or glancing off a church steeple as we drive to work stays with us all day. Those who work the farms see from a different angle, closer to the cows or pigs or farm machinery or the coyote which appears in the back pasture. Those who hike and ski and watch birds see another dimension. Our cameras have attempted to catch some of the moods and mystique of the Kawartha countryside. Along with the photos are the voices of persons who lived or visited here and on one particular day put down what they felt or saw in a way that remains relevant to us on whatever day we read it. Joseph Scriven, Egerton Ryerson, Kahgegagahbow, Catharine Parr Traill, Ernest Thompson Seton and Margaret Laurence are among those who share their points of view. From the green hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine across fertile fields that lie between blue lakes; from a landscape of limestone covered by clays and sand and gravel, north to the Canadian Shield where hard crystalline rocks have little soil cover at all, colour images and carefully chosen words will carry you along.

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Enid Swerdfeger Mallory was born at Glen Stewart near Ottawa and lives near Peterborough, Ontario. Her last book, Kawartha: Living on These Lakes, used anecdotes and photos to tell the social history of the Kawartha Lakes district. Now in Countryside Kawartha the perspective shifts to the landscape and people of today but with a look-over-the-shoulder at what went on here before our time.

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