This is the historic Laura Secord Homestead in the quaint little village of Queenston Heights Ontario. The building hasn't changed much since 1813 when she made her perilous 19 mile journey through the wilderness to warm Lieutenant FitzGibbons about an impending attack by American forces. She was aided by Iroquois warriors who encountered her and escorted her to the British army. Today it is a quiet place of contemplation. The Battle of Beaver Dams was victorious for the British and Canadian forces, thanks to her heroic actions and early warning.
Sharon Frayne is a writer and artist. She is a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Niagara Writer's Circle and the Pumphouse Art Gallery. She looks for the universal experience and the mystery in everyday things.