Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Post



I could literally fill this post with snow shots
and winter-related things.
But, if you are like me right now
and wanting a change in your environment,
with warmer, sunnier weather,
then all I could dare post today is a single photo
I took Thursday morning on the 'hill'. 
We are in transition now in Nova Scotia.
We could have anything from bright, warmish days
to dark, gray overcast days,
to an expected snowfall of 15cm today.

What can I say?







Friday, March 27, 2015

Going Once, Going Twice......


You may remember that a friend of ours moved to France last month to join
 and live with her daughter.

Our friend, June, is an artist
Before she left she sold/gave away a lot of things.
We bought a number of ladderback chairs and a ladderback rocker (which we kept).
Also June gave Ron and painting she did of him back in 1987.

Since June's daughter has furnishings of her own,
 they really didn't have room for much of June's.
They only took the things that they treasured.
And, the container they hired for the voyage over the Atlantic,
could only hold so much.


So, these paintings/lithographs were left behind.
I said I would try to sell them or have someone sell them.


They are by a French artist, Marcel Mouly (click to learn more).
 He died in 2008. He was a very prolific artist and is well known for his work.
These three lithographs were bought in the early 1990's in Toronto
when June's daughter, Katharine, lived there.

I really like how colourful they are and they look great on our walls too!


I have contacted a reputable auctioneer firm here to see if they are interested.
I am waiting for a reply.
If not, I may contact a couple of galleries to see if they may be interested.

Until their fate is determined, we continue to enjoy them here at home.






Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just Chillin



Sophie and I went up on the 'hill' again today for a walk.
It was 7C with a slight breeze.
The ocean was sparkling with diamonds.
I could have stayed there for hours.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ships and Grass


Down to the 'hill' this morning we went.......


I noticed this warship, probably Canadian,  doing maneuvers off of Halifax.


Being a port city, there are always ships of every kind and size coming and going.


Sophie was more interested  in her new-found grass!
Things are starting to melt around here!!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It Was Like A Walk In The Park



.........because it was!

Yesterday we all went to Point Pleasant Park again.
Since the city is not allowing any parking on any street
till the snow is mostly removed, the only place to  park
was in the park's parking lot......and that was on ice.

Nonetheless it was a beautiful chilly day with sun and clouds.


That portion of fence is about five feet tall.
The non-maintained paths in the park were passable 
and frozen, so we walked on top of four to five feet of snow.


Cannon in one of the fortresses.


I am going to miss the snow.
What will I do without contrasts!!??


As kids, my brothers and I used to play in this fort.


Sophie wondering where the grass, any grass, has gone!


A huge cargo ship leaving Halifax Harbour at noon.







Monday, March 23, 2015


The following is from 'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh' (click)
and published by 'Shambhala Pocket Classics'.

SEEDS


"The purpose of meditation is to look at something deeply and see its roots.
Whatever kind of action we take, if we look deeply into it,
we'll be able to recognize the seed of that action.
That seed may come from our ancestors.


Whatever action we take, our ancestors are taking it at the same time with us.
So father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are doing it with you;
mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother are doing it with you.


Our ancestors are in every cell of our body.
There are seeds that are planted during your lifetime,
but there are also seeds that were planted before you manifested as this body."




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Eclectic Tastes


Back in the mid 60's I wouldn't miss any of 
Diana Ross and The Supremes performances on the Ed Sullivan Show.

It was the start of a 'journey' of sorts for me.

In fact, two of my best male friends and myself
put on 'shows' of this famous trio in one of their kitchens.
His mother and little sister were a very captive/and amused audience!

We had a ball.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


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