114 Bridge Street West: July 25, 2011

Cayley in Susanna Moodie's Gardens: A Spiritual Experience

This afternoon, before heading south on the Via Rail, Cayley and I headed to the west hill and the former cottage of Susanna Moodie.  A beautiful…calming…peaceful experience.  History…family…and the tree’s witness came to mind.

Fountain Detail

I have just purchased the books, Belleville: A Popular History by Gerry Boyce and Sisters in Two Worlds: A Visual Biography of Susanna Moodie and Cathearine Parr Traill by Michael Peterman, so more details will follow as I learn and experience more.

114 Bridge Street: Front Entrance

Rock pathway laid down in a similar way as I have back at home.

5 thoughts on “114 Bridge Street West: July 25, 2011

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  2. Haaahhha. That fountain was in our backyard growing up when I was a kid in the ’70’s and ’80’s. Painted it, scraped muck out it and swam in it. Good to see her again.

    • Wow! Tom…that is amazing!! I am so inspired by Susanna Moodie and her life that I was thrilled to see her home…and wander the yards. Thank you for that bit of a story. I’d love to see a photo scanned of it ‘in the day’. I live in Calgary, Alberta and my email is shepaintsred@yahoo.ca

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