The weight

Empty

Souls,

Torn, worn,

Patched, and mended.

Bears the weight of silence,

In it’s weakened state,

Fear moves in

Like a silent disease,

It’s too weak to fight.

The cracks grow visible,

It’s leaking, weeping.

Fading

Empty

Dawn Illsley

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Louisbourg Day 3

So many great things today. Working at processing artifacts.
So beautiful! I love puzzles!

Got some fresh air when we checked out a few things around The Fortress.

After Volunteering I headed to Kennington Cove a popular beach nearby.

A truly glorious day!

Louisbourg Day 2

Nice and relaxing today.

Cleaning artifacts.

I found this artifact bag with my excavator initials on it from 2013.

A backlog of artifacts to process. I have my work cut out for me. It's pretty interesting to to see all the artifacts up close. One of my favourite things to do in the Archaeology lab.

Dawn

I ❤️

The past three days have been fabulous.  Today I did a lot of fun things.  Simple meditative projects that help me reset.

I baked these GF lemon melt-aways. 

Puffy Hearts!  Making these to brighten up my window:)

My vintage bead collection.  You can find a few treasures once in awhile.

Started this jigsaw puzzle.  Does anyone else like a good puzzle?


Stitch markers from vintage jewelry.  I’ve been collecting these bobbles for ages.  

Nerd Quest

Today The NSArchaeology society gathered a group of members to tour the provincial archives.  I was beyond excited.  I fondly remember spending hours going through rolls of microfiche researching my ancestors.  So much fun! That building is jammed packed with historical items.  Vaults of treasures. The Archivists preserve the past events of the province.  Trying to preserve the present for future generations.  I’ve always been aware of the historical importance, I never realized the importance of present day collection of important information.  

There are many types of photographics. Here’s the different types through the ages and when it was most popular. 

Daguerreotype 1842 – 1856 

Ambrotype 1855 – 1861 

Tintype 1860-1870

Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888

Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900