Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

High up and back to sea level.........

This airliner is on it's way to the U.S. eastern seaboard......

Our 'sitting Buddha' catching a few rays.....

Two of A.A.Milne's classics at the shop....

On the Northwest Arm last week......somebody's #1!!

Taken from atop MacDonald Hill looking south....

This Northwest Arm shoreline is on the other side of peninsular Halifax.

We could all look up more often....amazing what's up there.

This needlepoint framed picture was in Ron's mother's kitchen for many years.....
now it is in the shop.

This season's first line of clothes.....

This is Nova Scotia's 'provincial flower'......the Mayflower.
We found this patch at the park.

At sea level......these two kayakers are enjoying perfect weather for their sport.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

.........The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 just recently.
We watched a very good documentary last night on CBC TV
about her life from the beginning to now.
I recommend it if you haven't seen it
and if you like this sort of thing.

I feel I grew up with her two oldest kids, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
We are the same age, Charles and I, and I felt 'connected' in a way....
even though our lives couldn't have been more different.

I think the Queen is an incredible human being.......continuing to
engage herself with the duties she has had for so many years.

Yes she has 'help' and money to do all these things very efficiently,
but think about it, her schedule is something that would make 
anybody spin in their tracks.

A few people like to 'bash' the Royal Family,
I am not one of them.

I have this framed print at the shop when the Queen was very young.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Contemplative Monday

'You are the sky.
Everything else---it's just the weather.'

by Pema Chodron (click)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Eclectic Tastes

I would be remiss not to post something here by Prince
who passed away this week.

This is one of his most popular songs, Purple Rain,
and performed here by Adam Levine.

Fasten your seat belts...this is an incredible performance.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

Full week at the beaches and a 'meet-up'......

Sophie always waits for Ron to make sure he is with us.

On the approach to MacDonald House......

The cliffs as seen from Lawrencetown Beach......

And looking the other way down the beach....

These three are a very long way from home. They live in Australia.
Angus, Georgia and their father Richard, were in town visiting family.
Richard was a student in a high school in which I taught,
and he and a few of his classmates/friends would 'hang out'
in my room and help with my students who had challenges.
It was so good to meet his children and spend some time together
catching up and eating pizza!

Rogue wave at the beach......

A couple of needlepoint framed works at the shop.


Dune grass/boardwalk/lifeguard house.....

Beach treasure.....

My preferred view of 'watching the world go by'......

Thursday, April 21, 2016

'Undying Love'

We passed by this 'declaration of love' yesterday at the beach.
A sure sign of spring if you ask me!

Do you remember ever doing this back in the day or even now?
Where and how did you declare your 'undying love' for that special person?

OK, I remember  in grade eight that I carved my and 'Mary Ann's' initials
into a wooden park bench.

Your turn........

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shop Talk

I think this is of Chinese origin  but to be safe let's call it Asian
......much like calling anyone who lives in Canada
 and the United States North American.

I got this wood carving at an auction a couple of years ago
and loved the detail and general appearance of it.

It is a fisherman with his net,  pulling in his catch.
I am a little surprised it has not sold at the shop as of yet.
Maybe this summer it will......he would look so good in his own place.

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