Monday, August 31, 2015

Contemplative Monday

Most of us can find peace in a special place that we reserve 
and seek out when the need arises.

It may be a church, temple, synagogue, shrine, backyard, forest,
room in the house, and countless other places.

I find peace near water.....ocean, river, brook/stream.
I know where to go.

How about you?
Do you have a special place where you can relax and just be?

One of many massive windows in the Anglican All Saints Cathedral in Halifax.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Eclectic Tastes

This is a local Halifax duo that is making it's presence known.
I like their 'sound'.

Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Morning Post

From Ducks to Sombreros........

Sophie making her way to the river.

Two, matching mid-20th century tables I bought this week.

Sir Robert Burns in Victoria Park in Halifax.

This retro chair was also purchased with those tables.

Main entrance to the Halifax Public Gardens.

 Got this Mexican Boy Scouts hat/sombrero at an estate sale this week.
The fellow having the sale told me he traded at an international Scouts Jamboree
in Ontario in the early 1950's.
It is in excellent condition.But doesn't fit my BIG head!!

At the river one morning in the fog.

'The ducks are on the pond'.
I had a high school vice principal who said this to us students
on a very regular basis.

Strolling along the river and beach.

 MacDonald House.....

Well hello there!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Alyce in 'Wonderland'

A couple of days ago, Ron and I visited a friend in Halifax 
who had recently moved into her new'home'.

Her name is Alyce and I have known her since the late 60's.
At that time I dated her daughter and was always at their place.

Alyce is from Halifax and grew up as a child in the area she has just moved into.

Due to health issues over the past year, 
she has had to give up her beautiful condo overlooking Halifax Harbour.

So this move was a difficult one for her.
Alyce is a sweetheart and she hasn't changed all that much over the years.
She is still feisty and actively expresses her opinions on everything
like she used to years ago.

Myself and Alyce

It was a surprise visit and luckily she was home.
She took us on a tour of her building
which looks like the inside of a fancy resort villa.
Everything she would ever need is there.

I asked what she thought of the place and she replied
that she liked her home a lot better.
We totally understood.

We had a few laughs and solved a few 'world problems'
and agreed to come back and try out the restaurant's menu.
I tell you, the place is unbelievable.

Ron and Alyce.

We had lost touch over the years and by chance met Alyce and her daughter
a few years ago at a restaurant. We all get together when the daughter is in town.
And hope to next month when Alyce will be celebrating her 94th birthday.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Walking by the Public Gardens in Halifax the other morning,
I came across this fellow holding a Tai Chi pose
(at least I assume it is a Tai Chi pose).

I stopped and looked through the old wrought iron fence
and took this photo.

It was to remind me to take a few pauses throughout my day.
To just be.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Free Time Troopers

Visited Halifax's new Central Library yesterday morning.
Click the above link and take a look/tour of this incredible building.

We had most of the day off yesterday as Sophie had dental surgery.
We dropped her off at 8 AM and picked her up at 5 PM.
She got through things very well and was a trooper through it all.

So, we had a chance explore city centre, have a great breakfast 
and visit a good friend of ours, Alyce, who is in a very posh
and new senior's residence. It is unbelievable!
We both want to be her room mates there!!

It was good to have some 'free time'.

I just couldn't control myself when I saw this photo of the library.
It SCREAMED to be edited!!
Would make a nice hooked rug or 'painting',
don't you think?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Someone Who LOVES What He's Doing

Sometimes the speed with which the tide changes can catch one unawares.....
as evidenced  by Ron yesterday when he was engrossed with a close-up shot.
Sophie just stood there and watched as Ron got hit by a small unsuspecting wave!

Oh, his shot was well-worth it!

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