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Travel Theme: Mellow

I was inspired by the quote in Where’s My Backpack’s post  “Autumn’s the mellow time. “– William Allingham

While looking for some mellow-yellow fall photos I found this.. a photo of the home made marshmellows from my daughters birthday last fall.

homemade marsh mellow

The last couple of Autumns were great for mellow-yellow leaves here in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. I love Fall. I find myself walking a little slower just to soak in the colours and the crispy cool air.

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Worth Saving / Tourist in my Own Town – Red

This week we’ve been giving this prompt from Bastet

Prompt: What I’m looking for this week is a photo ( from your phone or camera will do), or perhaps a poetic image (maybe even a bit of flash fiction) or drawing, of an “abandoned past”… an old house, a ghost town, maybe a bicycle on a curb, or some object that attracts your eye as being worth while saving like a wooden cradle. In a word show me something worth saving.


I realized as I read this post and noted the red grain shoot and the red leaves that this post also can fit with Canadian Travel Bug’s monthly challenge.


For as long as I can remember my family has been visiting Ball’s Falls in Jordan Ontario. I’ve especially loved visiting during Thanksgiving weekend. That is when the mill and the blacksmith shop are running. It’s also when you can have a tour of the Ball family home.

I love the snatches of silence when you can almost see the ghosts of once was.

My photos today focus on Niagara history worth saving.

Stored in the cellar of the Mill ..a sleigh, tools, broken mill stone…history worth saving. Also, the hand carved post holding up the ceiling… worth saving.

Undisturbed Heritage

bits of historyBall’s Falls offers visitors a largely undisturbed, historically important site of industry and settlement in early Niagara dating back to the early 19th Century, as well as a rich and diverse set of archaeological resources dating back more than 2,000 years.  (


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For more information about how this area preserves the geography, ecology and history of the Niagara Peninsula please visit  Ball’s Falls, Ontario.  Ball’s Falls is a “gateway to the Niagara Escarpment and the UNESCO World Biosphere Park.”  It’s an area worth saving.

The water no longer flows to this mill, just above the red leaves you can see where it use to enter. In the bright fall sunlight you can almost hear the years past …turning the crops of Niagara into flour.

Mill at Ball's Falls























Here’s a cup of tea, while you ponder, what’s worth saving?  What’s red that inspires you to show off your home town?  (_);