Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Days Gone By and Posts of the Week

Below are two more photos from my day spent at the Toronto Islands. Both seemed to lend themselves to a sepia treatment and a step into the past.

sepia sails



sepia ladies

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post goes to:


Extraodinarily Ordinary
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words





Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):



Spike and the Evil Shoelace
by Gary
at Gary's Third Pottery Blog







On Eagles' Wings
by TGL
at The Good Life







Le temps s'est arrĂȘtĂ©... (Time Stopped)
by Pierre
at Pierre Boyer

This and That from June
by The Retired One
at The Retirement Chronicles

Sidewalk Chalk
by Brandy Marie
at Bumbleflies and Butterbees

Kestrel
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean






Bless You
by Wendy
at Changes With Seasons

The Farmer and his Field
by Dawn
at Just One LIfe






The Silence Between the Notes
by Ciara
at Milkmoon
Recommended by: Mimi

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

39 comments:

Cloudia said...

thanks for introducing us to great bloggers!



Aloha from Waikiki;


Comfort Spiral
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Dawn said...

That 1st capture should be up on a wall somewhere. And the 2nd is pretty sweet!
Thanks Hilary...have a good evening/day.

ladyfi said...

Dreamy shots!

Naqvee said...

Toronto Islands looks like as it is a part of heaven which we shall see some day.. through your lens the world looks very b'ful.

ADRIAN said...

I love your treatment of the second shot.......Very 1950's.

Pierre BOYER said...

I love this old boat and those two women...
Greetings from France,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Charissa Steyn said...

Thanks for sharing some links!! Will definitely check them out :)

Mimi said...

Oh they do lend themselves to sepia, big-time. They could have been taken any time in the last 50 years or so. Gorgeous!
I'm delighted to see Ciara's post on Milkmoon up.

Slamdunk said...

I love the ship photo Hilary. We hope to see some neat boats on our trip to Lake Champlain this weeekend.

Off to check out some of your POTW.

Brian Miller said...

great pics hilary...love old ships...and quite a few i dont know this week on the POTW, fun fun...

Maggie May said...

Beautiful pictures. I like the sepia effect.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Barbara Shallue said...

Love the sepia treatments! Thanks for the links - I read Pauline's and agree! I'll have to check out the others.

Kerri said...

Sepia was perfect for these!! Excellent images!

Twain12 said...

lovely picture

Pauline said...

Fabulous photos - you'd think they were taken in that misty past...

And once again I thank you for the POTW spotlight! I've made some wonderful new blog friends through your posts of the week, so I thank you for that, too!

DJan said...

I also look at the POTW people and love the sepia pictures. It's a great service you provide. Hope you have a great day, Hilary.

TechnoBabe said...

The second picture of the women walking is perfect in sepia. I really like that photo.

I will be checking out the posts you recommend. I agree with Adrian's comment; the photo is like 1950s.

missing moments said...

Love the image of those two women .. feels like they stepped out of the 50's.

louciao said...

Timeless, aside from the fashion clue from the ladies.

Karen said...

Those are great! I like the sepia, too. Congrats to the bloggers.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful treatment on both of them! You made the perfect choice.

Bossy Betty said...

I just love the sepia treatment on the second one especially!! Thanks for the treats to read and see too!

Brandy Marie said...

Beautiful photos! They look right our of the past :)
Thank you for the nomination! And congrats to the rest of the wonderful bloggers :) _B

ds said...

Love your sepia photos--they do take us "time away." THanks for the introduction to some new (to me) blogs.

Anyes said...

I love this first photograph. It speaks to me of faraway journey across the ocean. Going over to visit the posts you chose:-)

Zuzana said...

Hello my dear Hilary, I am back posting.;)
LOVE your new look here and the new profile picture as well, you look so blond.;)
Beautiful header image, instigating a sense of freedom...
Lovely photography as well.
Congratulations to everyone, I bet these are some lovely reads, will try to visit.;)
xoxo

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hey, that is ME! thank you!

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks for the POTW, I'm flattered. Lovely photos in sepia.

Grayquill said...

I was reading Pauline's blog and for a minute I thought I was at Hilary's gazing at one of your master pieces. Good choice for POTW!

Jo said...

The photo of the two girls is beautiful...!

I have always wanted to visit the Toronto Islands. I would imagine it would be a lovely place to live. :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, Beautiful treatment on the photos. And the ship looks like it's loaded with people enjoying the day.

Thanks for all the great blogs to check out. I've been away for a while and will catch up on your posts first then go and read the new POTWs.

Hope your summer is going great. xo jj

Wendy said...

Thought I'd commented on this! Thanks for the Pow award! I am humbled...

Your pics look so good. They take us back, way back in time.

I've only checked out one blog, so far. Now I'm going back for the rest.
Hugs

Mental P Mama said...

Just lovely. Cannot wait to check everyone out!

Teri said...

I don't know if you've seen this blog post or not, but I've just laughed myself silly!

http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/

steviewren said...

A visit to the islands was one of the things we did when we were in Toronto about 12 years ago. It's the perfect place to stand and look back at the city.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these images capturing the past as well as for these great posts.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I loved your images and the ones of the Ladies is stunning.

Michael Manning said...

This is such a nice feature with blogging having changed so much in recent years, Hilary. Great post!

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti