For years, I drove by this tree as I headed in and out of Beeton. There it stood, all alone in the middle of a farmer’s field. At first, I didn’t even notice it. But, one day, it caught my attention. Eventually, I would look for it every time I passed by. There was something wonderful about this tree.
Finally, in 2009, I decided I would take a picture of it. I waited for a foggy morning and brought my camera with me on the way to work. Into the field I went and snapped away.
As I finished my drive to work that day, I decided it would be nice to have a picture of that tree in every season. Unfortunately, I never got around to it and, about a year later, the tree was gone.
I imagine it was an old tree. It didn’t really grow many leaves that spring and summer so maybe it was on the verge of death and the farmers decided it was time to remove it.
Just as that tree is now documented by my photo (and maybe others’ photos as well, who knows!) I want to document the people and places of where I live. Who knows when they might disappear.
Maybe I’m just terribly sentimental but, I think the part of Ontario called Simcoe County is one of the most loveliest places to live. As I drive home when the sun is setting on the rolling hills in South Simcoe it makes my heart swell.
From Lake Simcoe to Georgian Bay, Penetanguishene to New Tecumseth, this is Simcoe County.
The goal of Oursimcoe.com is to document the people and places of this wonderful part of Ontario, Canada.
If you know of an interesting place, person or group in the county, please contact me. I would love to photograph and feature the stories of the people and places that make Simcoe County a great place to live.
This website will be built slowly but it will grow so, come back from time to time.
Lisa Morgan Craig 2011