WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in Details

I had already planned to do a blog on the Hillsdale gristmill and had gone out on a cold, sunny day last week to take some photos.  Not wanting to do any damage to my camera (because of the extreme cold), I had really not spent as much time as I should have.

When I read the new challenge this morning, I decided to go back to the gristmill, and take a look at it with ‘fresh eyes’ to see what I missed.

Gristmill at Hillsdale, Ontario

Built in 1833, to provide industry for the Ojibwa nation. A water wheel fed by the Sturgeon River powered the mill which made Lily white flour and animal feed. The mill has been in the same family since 1895. In 1950 the flour was discontinued and feed was sold until 1995 when the business was closed.

This photo was taken the first day along with the featured photo. The birds were not around today, so that was a bonus….


The rest of the photos that I picked out from my files were taken today.  I liked this sign photo better than the one I took the other day


I wish people didn’t feel the need to destroy….


The end of the building which looked so stately!


The missing glass and the bits of snow makes for interesting detail.


An old gate at the side of the building.


The wood is slowly falling apart on the building.

grist mill

The foundation doesn’t look so good either.  Looks like someone is doing something here…

Wood Door

  Nice old red slat door…


Good to know the escape route!


Don’t worry …. I will!

Mill River

This is the river that powered the mill.

That’s my post for today. I am really glad I went back because even had it been warmer the first time, I know I would have missed a few of these other neat photos.  The historical data was found at ontarioabandonedplaces.com  See you tomorrow…..

 You can’t see if you don’t look!


13 thoughts on “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in Details

    • I had a rather hard time cooishng just one type of physician I would want to work for. So many of them fascinate me, and with me not really going into any medical field other than support, I never gave this any thought in the past. After reading the list, I am more favorable of working for a neonatologist. It is difficult to think about how neonatologist physicians sometimes have the most difficult job in the world, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be to be a part of saving a baby’s life. I had a coworker once whose baby was born at 36 weeks, and her baby had a lot of heart and lung problems. There were concerns about whether or not they would ever fully develop once she had him, but after many months in the NICU, and many scares that happened during it, the doctors were able to save him and he is now a very healthy 5 year old. It is because of that I have a higher interest in the neonatologist field.I hate to say which type of physician I would care less to work for, and it is because I worry that many will take it the wrong way. When I was 16, I used to help my mom at an assisted living home as a caregiver. We would get to work at 7:00 A.M. every morning to prepare breakfast for four of the elderly men and women that we were caring for. We would then make sure that all bedding was changed, rooms were cleaned, meals were prepared, and appointments were handled. We worked 12 hour days, and they were always grueling. The owner of the home made sure that everyone had their medicine and made it to their doctor appointments on time. However, she was more worried about getting paid for her services than actually helping the elderly. She would yell at them if they did something wrong, and even call them terrible names. My mom reported her and we both quit our job, but it has always left a sting in my heart since then. It is because of my experience with that situation that I do not think I could ever work for a gerontologist. I know that the situations would be much different, but ever since my experience with caring for elderly individuals it is very hard for me to think about assisting a physician in geriatrics because I worry that someone else might treat the elderly in the same way the owner of the home did. I am a firm believer that the elderly deserve the ultimate care and comfort when going through any treatment and aging in general, but I do not think I could ever work in that environment again.

  1. I love the photo you took the first day, it’s really stunning. Caught my eye on your home page!

    I can’t imagine living somewhere so cold, I suffer here when the temperature goes into single figures (Celsius) ! Our spring is coming now, crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils 🙂 Snow is beautiful but I am glad it only usually lasts a week or so here!

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