Sunday, June 21, 2009

TWO Mysteries Solved!

So it seems as though most people didn't see my little friend at the park. Maybe that's unfair since some people may not realize you can click on the pics in the blog and see them in larger format.

So here he is... my amazing little creature from Algonquin Park... my little gnome in his little cape.. hiding away in a little niche.

And... the second mystery. I was talking to my Dad yesterday about the park and the powder mill monster and he told me what the purpose of that particular stone building was. It was called the 'Shot Tower'. Inside that creepy underground door the surrounding ponds would feed water into a pool so when the workers climbed up into the top of the tower they could drop molten lead by droplets. The droplets would form into bullet shape by going the distance from the tower to the pool where they would cool and other workers would fish them out. Civil War bullets! I love finding out things like that!

I'm off to get an early start as my wonderful Dad is coming for dinner today.. Father's Day. Happy Father's Day to my Dad... who has given me so much love, wisdom and support my entire life. I will always be Daddy's little girl.

And... to all of you... Happy Father's Day! Love and cherish your Dad today and every day.




ArtSnark said...

Google is great, but Dad's are better! Very cool

Stacy Alexander said...

I enlarged the pic, but I still couldn't tell what it was!

Lovely blog! Thanks for the heads up.


Anonymous said...

I love, love,love hearing stories that your dad tells and this one is no exception :) I can't believe that no one is seeing the little gnome. Remember when you first showed me this picture and I thought my eyes where playing tricks on me? I picked up on the little guy right away. LOL
Great picture!

Patti said...

Very nice blog, welcome to the world of blogging.
Congratulations on your wonderful work.
Happy Father's Day to your Daddy.

Canace said...

Aw... thanks guys.... I'm all smiles :O)

My Dad does tell great stories... I guess he has a few considering he will be 90 in August.
Still hale and hardy!

So did you see the gnome yet Stacy?

Thanks Stacy, Janet and Patti!