STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kings Landing and This and That...

 It was so nice to see "good" news on the front page of our local newspaper last week. Our beloved
Kings Landing Historical Settlement is finally getting a good amount of money (3.8 million, both federal and provincial) to repair the mill and dam which have been closed the last few years. Flooding in 2010 damaged the wooden dam and undermined the mill's foundation. The funds will allow replacement of the dam, repair of damage to both the sawmill and gristmill structures and replacement of the walkway atop the
dam. 


The aging timber crib work and rock filled dam has been advancing about 8 inches per year. Many of the timbers are rotten and/or broken. The walkway atop the dam has been removed for safety, and the spillway atop the water wheel has also been removed as it was being pushed over the wheel. The sawmill is an iconic element at Kings Landing but also a symbol of our province's history, in which the lumber industry played such an important part. There will be much celebrating, I'm sure, when all is repaired and the sawmill and grist mill re-open. After all, the KL mill is one of the most photographed scenes in Canada! Great news, for sure!









Have you been to Kings Landing yet this year? I have only been once, but do plan at least one fall visit. I visited in mid July with a friend whose grandson was a Visiting Cousin. It was such fun to follow Teighin around as he and the other "cousins" went about their day. Here are a few photos from our visit.







School's out! The Cousins head off for lunch.
















Lunch at the Morehouse home.















Teighin "Morehouse"

















The Morehouse herb and vegetable gardens















Someone's been busy haying....




















Of course no visit to Kings Landing is complete for me without a visit to the Ingraham garden. So beautiful, anytime during the summer. The delphiniums were at their peak that day... one of my favourite flowers...














I was very saddened, as was all the world, by the news of the death of Robin Williams. Such a loss, he was so very talented. I'm sure Billy Crystal will give him a fine tribute at next week's Emmy's. I have been enjoying some of my favourite Robin Williams movies on tv this last week- Mrs. Doubtfire is my all time fav, followed closely by Good Morning Vietnam and Patch Adams. What is your favourite Robin Williams movie?

And speaking of not-to-miss movies, make sure you catch The Hundred-Foot Journey. A great story and so well acted. Click here to watch the trailer. I enjoyed it so much I just might go see it a second time.

I'm working away on several new Miniatures; tomorrow I'll give you a sneak peek of the little Pineapple I have underway...

Peace,
Linda

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
~  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.



9 comments:

Colleen Gander said...

Your photos of the "cousins" at Kings Landing reminded me of the summer my son and nephew attended a day camp at Fort Wellington near our home in Ontario. Like Upper Canada Village and your Kings Landing, the children dress historically but it was up to the parents (read ME) to provide the accurate clothing. Although hand sewn garments were strongly suggested, I took liberties but there was enough hand finishing that no one could see where I cheated. The children had such fun. Loved your movie recommendation but it got my appetite going. We may have to go out for some of my favourites. Good news on the cash infusion for KL.

Sheila said...

I have never been to Kings Landing but it looks like it is well worth a visit . I too was saddened by the loss of Robin Williams , such a talented soul , my favorite movie of his was Mrs, Doubtfire , I have watched it many times and love it .

Dasha said...

What a pretty setting for the mill, and what good news that it will be repaired.
As for RW, I have never been a fan of his, and really am totally bemused at all that fuss. He may well have been a good actor, but many a great entertainer has gone before him without all the hoo ha going on right now. Wondered if it was the advent of social media which has meant the easy spreading of people's thoughts and feelings.

Dolores said...

Thanks for the photos. We were there in 1989 by accident. The family was on a road trip down east and it was lunch time so we stopped, thinking it was a picnic area. Well, we were pleasantly surprised and since we had no agenda or schedule to keep, we spent a few hours wandering around. It was great.

Vee said...

Fun to see The Cousins...what a fun program! Did your little friend enjoy the experience? Wonderful to know that the monies are available for the needed repairs. It's been quite some time since I have visited; I hope to visit again one day.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Linda, I never realized the mill had been closed these past few years .. That is such an important and most interesting part of Kings Landing.. It was always one of my favorites... So glad to hear the news that this will be replaced/repaired.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have only visited King's Landing through yours and Pam's photos.
Mrs, Doubtfire is my favourite Robin Williams movie too.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's great news that Kings Landing will get the funding to repair the mill and dam! I hope we get a visit in soon.

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said...

I haven't been there in years but I can't wait to take my son! I'm so glad that they received funding for the repairs, it would have been so sad for the mill to be gone!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...