The Archer’s Bow

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. – Paul Strand
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The Kingston Peninsula is located in Southern New Brunswick between the Saint John and Kennebecasis Rivers and  home to one of Canada’s most famous photographers, Freeman Patterson. The Kingston Peninsula is accessible by several ferries from either Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield or Quispamsis. You can also drive to the peninsula directly from the town of Hampton; however, part of the unique charm of this rural community is crossing over by one of the ferries.
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The Upper Moss Glen Falls are well-known in the area and a popular spot for photographers or those who just enjoy nature. The 10 meter waterfalls are near the end of the Puddington Lake Brook just before it exits into the Kennebecasis River. My Wife and I moved to this area a few years after we married and lived there for a few years in the mid 90’s before we moved to our current home in Saint John. We revisited the area about a month ago and walked along the shore of the brook back toward the falls. The waterfalls are usually a bit wider, but due to a drier summer it was a narrow cascade over the rocky cliff.  I was quite fortunate to arrive when I did because the narrow stream of water created a perfect bow-shaped reflection in the calm pool below.
The Archer's Bow

The Archer’s Bow

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4 comments on “The Archer’s Bow

  1. Very beautiful waterfall and photo. It is a great time of year for photos too. Maybe you will be on the list that Patterson is on one day soon. Your love of your surroundings will be the ticket. Love the quote, I believe exactly that.

    • Thanks Donna. Good to hear from you again. I’ve been away from my blog for a while…. too long. I’m not sure if I’ll see the day I’d be mentioned with Freeman but we’ll keep trying.

  2. Gorgeous shot of the falls…I agree on your comments about the farriers. We connect our islands with a system of ferries and once or twice a year I will get on and take that ride, there is nothing more charming or wonderful.

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