Friday, April 25, 2014

The Mayflower


Not 'that' Mayflower silly, but our Provincial Flower.


I found these little gems on Wednesday at the park in Halifax.


They have a wonderful fragrance and have a pinkish tinge on the blossoms.


I remember when I was a kid women from the African Nova Scotian community
went from door to door in our neighbourhood selling these in bunches.
Mom and my grandmother would always buys a few.


The fragrance from these is intoxicating would fill the entire house.
And we would know that summer was coming and school would be out!



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At The Kid Brother's For Easter


On Easter Sunday Ron, Sophie and I were invited to my brother Dennis' 
and his partner, Jackie's,  for dinner.


This is Dennis. He is sporting the new hat he got 
 a couple of weeks ago.
Dennis is two years younger than I am. 
He teaches law to high school students and will be retiring soon.


His partner Jackie is camera-shy
 and didn't want her photo 'telecast'.
Between the two of them they prepared a wonderful dinner.


Fresh Nova Scotia lamb....


As well as fish with veggies.


After eating all of this we settled back
 and discussed everything there was to be discussed in this world.
Plus we laughed so hard at one point our cheeks hurt!!

Thank you guys for great company and a wonderful dinner!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Playing With Glass


When I was a kid I was always warned:  'Don't play with glass, you'll cut yourself!'


This 'rule' obviously didn't stick as I entered adulthood 
because I have always had a fascination with glass.


Whether it's sea-glass or collecting these vintage glasses
 that I have on glass shelves in the kitchen windows,


I'd have to say that my fascination with glass is beyond cure.


I am drawn to glass and it's qualities.....texture, weight, colour and function.


And since its composition is mostly silica (sand),
 it is no wonder that I am so at home at the beach walking in the sand along the shoreline.


That dark object above and to the right is a piece of sea-glass
that I found last month. It is a very dense, smooth piece and is dark green
in colour. At first I thought it was a rock
but after lifting it up to the sun I could see the green light coming through.


These glasses usually catch the morning sunlight and splatter colour all over the kitchen.


I am constantly on the hunt for vintage glasses and haven't come across one in ages.


Maybe I am not the only one out there looking for them!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Contemplative Monday


The following quote/lesson is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes By Pema Chodron'.

INVOLUNTARY ESCAPES


"Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and
dissociating from painful feelings are two examples.
Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction-----
compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances,
explosive anger, or any other behavior that's out of control-----
knows that when the urge comes on it's irresistible.


The seduction is too strong.
So we train again and again in less highly charged situations
in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming.


By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining
when the going gets rough.


It takes patience and an understanding of how we're hurting ourselves
not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out."





Sunday, April 20, 2014

Eclectic Tastes


For all you 'Disco fans' out there!
Yes YOU!
Here's a 90's version of the 1970 hit
by Gordon Lightfoot.

To get you moving on this Easter weekend,
have a great day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Post


Spring everywhere this week!


Arriving at the beach last Saturday morning.


Studying the surf before going in.


One of my favourite views along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia......
at Lawrencetown Beach.


Sophie resting with her fav, Pinky.


It's own little 'world'......lichen colony.


Ron at the beach zeroing in on the Snowy Owl last weekend.


Yes, it IS spring!


Time to go.


'Surfer dog' waiting patiently.


This guy kept waving to me! So I took his picture!


Maybe this time they won't see me.....


All my dad's want to do is take photos! So I'll dig for a while.


Railway sign


When I think of Easter, I think of colour.


Up close to Hummingbird ornament in garden.




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