In 1812, David Willson, son of an Irish immigrant from New York, settled in what is now the village of Sharon. Willson was a Quaker minister who broke away to form his own religious sect, which he called the Children of Peace. Willson and his followers built a temple called the Temple of Sharon, which has no architectural equal in the world.
More images of Sharon:
In my years as a musician, I performed in many summer concerts at the Sharon Temple and often explored the area on the Holland River called “Rogers Reservoir” between rehearsals and concerts.
If it were closer to Toronto, I would schedule TDSB walks here as it has forest, field, wetland and stream habitat.
There is much botanical activity these days:
Birds that I was able to photograph:
My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees. – Louise Driscoll (1875–1957)