Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winter.....Can Take It, Or Leave It?


If you had a choice, would you live in a country that didn't have winter,
I mean a 'real' winter?

My response would be no.
I can't imagine a year go by without one......just makes sense to me.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Before The Storm


Monday morning at the beach before the storm.

It's February here in Nova Scotia.
As far back as I can remember,
 February is usually the stormiest month in winter.

On the boardwalk at the beach Monday morning.

Presently, being 8 PM Monday evening as I write this,
we are getting a wild Nor'easter with lots of snow.
We were warned two days ago that this was the one to watch.
And I believe they were correct.
Already shoveled/pushed 6 inches off the side and back decks and the car.

Will do it again at 10 PM.
That way not as much in morning to deal with.

Good thing that the snow is very light due to low temperature,
makes it very easy to move.

Will post a few photos in the morning here:

After the storm......
Posted 11:40 AM today:



There was over a foot of snow last night.



The 'plow guy' was here at 7 AM.



Road heading to the beaches....



.......the other way heading towards town.



Sophie lending her supervisory expertise.....she approved!!



Very wintery around here.....



Dispersing good thoughts over the neighbourhood.








Monday, February 8, 2016

Contemplative Monday



"If you develop real
trust in yourself,
constant self-defense
is no longer needed."
.....Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (click to learn more)


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Eclectic Tastes


When I heard this the other day on a TV commercial no less,
a flood of memories came back to me.
saw this movie, Paint Your Wagon, in 1969
and it obviously stayed with me.
I find this song haunting...in a good warm way.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Morning Post


Been home with a flu of some sort for the past few days,
so my photo selection is somewhat limited for this week.


Down on the boardwalk....


Last Saturday at the park......


Ron and Sophie heading down the trail to the Northwest Arm.


At Lake Banook this past Monday.....


Lonely bench in February......facing the mouth of Halifax Harbour


Catching up with Lisa (left, former student), son Phinean, and Christina, her wife.


This crow SO wanted its photo taken!


Slow day at shop on Sunday....started to snap away.


From my perch at shop looking southwest......


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Catching Up After Twenty Plus Years



Last week I got a 'friend request' on Face Book.
I saw the name and recognized it immediately.

It was Lisa a student of mine back in 1993.
She was in grade 12 and took the tutoring class
I offered to senior students to assist other students
with learning difficulties.

Lisa was a ray of sunshine back then and still is.
She hadn't changed a bit....still looked the same
and that great killer smile of hers takes you in immediately.

Phinean and Lisa

We met up at the 'Lion and Bright', a cafe/wine bar in Halifax.
We.... Ron, Lisa/Phinean and I, caught up
and had a great lunch.

Phinean? Well, he is the cutest 7 month old little boy!
Lisa is off on maternity leave and enjoying every minute of it.

Phinean and Christina

Lisa's wife, Christina, arrived to pick up Finnian 
as Lisa had an appointment in town.
It was good to meet her as well.

One happy family....

Certain students stand out for most teachers.
Lisa was one of them and I was so happy to reconnect with her.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sophie Is Nine Today



Sophie's birthday is today.
She and Ron say it best on their blog:


Sophie.......just click on her name.

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