Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Here We Come

It's Tuesday morning and I don't know what I am going to post today. I'll just see where this will take me.....and you.

Oh yes, yesterday we were in Halifax sitting in our car sipping our coffee/tea and Ron said 'look over there'. I did and saw this.

I follow a blog called The Hen House and some of you may be familiar with Penny, the bloggeress(?). Check her blog out here, you'll really like it.

So I took a few pictures of this shop which is located in a unique area of the city called the Hydrostone, of which I have previously spoken.

Since it is Tuesday we will bringing lunch to Dad today. Last evening I made a chicken stew which he seemed to enjoy the last time I made it. We'll see......

Actually Dad should be calling pretty soon as he does every Tuesday morning with a small 'shopping' list of things he needs.

Ever since he stopped driving, about a year ago, he finds it frustrating that he has to depend on his kids to do things for him. He was always a very independent man and to have to depend on someone is new to him. We assure him that it is no bother to us, but it is difficult for him at times.

As can be seen in this post, we also went for a walk yesterday in our favourite Halifax park, Point Pleasant Park. It was devastated in 2003 by Hurricane Juan, thousands of trees fell like matchsticks. A real shame but now you can see the ocean from the centre of the park! And lots of little trees are beginning to grow. So in a few generations it will be back to the grandeur it once was.

Dad just called and 'placed his order'. So off we go. Have a great day everyone.


  1. Beautiful, striking photos...
    You know, I think we all are a little reluctant to depend on others; why is that?
    I have to go back to work tomorrow and I told my husband this morning I just don't like asking others to keep my son who is eleven. He doesn't like to stay alone and I don't like to ask for him to stay at other's houses...
    Whatever happend to 'it takes a village?'...true for all of us, not just kids!

  2. You didn't go in "The Hen House?" I would have been too curious not to. The park is lovely, even with the downed trees. I like the walking sticks that Ron has. I think I'll get some for my winter walking.

    I've read, time and again, that losing the ability to drive is one of the hardest passages of aging. Your Dad is lucky he has you both to be his get up and goers.

  3. Halifax looks SO beautiful!! Oh, I wish, I wish!!

  4. Oh what an honour to be mentioned here ! When I started the blog I was getting hens so named it The Hen House. I felt sorry afterwards as there was already one called Henhouse. I've since had loads of ideas for names ( Kitchen Sink Drama / ssix degres of separatin to name two )

  5. Hi Jim, I love that shop,I would just have to go inside and take a peek....It looks like you enjoyed your walk. Hope you didn't forget anything your Dad put on his shopping list!

  6. You're such a good son!!! Chicken stew sounds yummy! We have a Hen House in our area but it's a restaurant and they serve the best seafood - and have dinner theaters as well. It's a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your day with us. Tell Dad 'hello'...

  7. The soup sounds yummy. I think you take so many gorgeous landscapes. I can't wait to see one in black and white.

    Your Dad raised a great son.

  8. I loved the photos of the trees. Actually I liked all of them but the trees especially!

  9. Blimey, are you the photographer? Those pictures are amazing! I wish I was out there walking with you, the scenery looks spectacular.

    It sounds like your dad is having a tough time adjusting.. it must be because he is a bit feisty eh?

  10. Somedays just "this and that" on your blog will do. I could picture you two sitting in the warm car with your coffee. The Hen House looks like a neat place to investigate!


  11. I loved it all, but Sophie with the ball in her mouth takes the prize, once again.--Inger

  12. Our parents were some of the first to start driving at a young age. So they only know a life of being able to drive. My mother has lost her sight so we took away her priviledge last year. Strangely, my father handed over his keys and told me to sell the car. He never enjoyed driving and just doesn't want to.

    With us having to do all the transporting and even shopping now, it leaves me wondering (since I have no children) who's going to do this for me? So I've made it a goal of mine to be in a position where I don't need to drive. As long as I can walk, I'll be OK. Now, that brings up a whole other set of problems if I can't walk. Oh well.

  13. I would have enjoyed a peak inside that shop- I just love trees -the lungs of the earth !

  14. That picture of the tree trunk would make for great texture overlays! :)

    I love the Canadian outdoors. That's why we visit Canada now in the summer instead of over Christmas as we used to do in the past. This way, the kids can enjoy being outdoors more without us having to bundle them up like little Michellin men! :)

    Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog... and for the follow, too!

  15. Maybe it's a good thing your Dad still has the fight in him to feel frustrated that he can't do everything he would like to.
    Have you been in the pool yet?

  16. I would love to have a nose round the hen house. Come to think of it, I'd love to have a nose round your whole area! xxx

  17. Why is the trees bark shaved off? That's bizarre...is that from the hurricane?

  18. Cared for both my folks until they passed away. Sure do miss them!

    Give Dad a hug for me.

  19. I'm sure it's tough on your Dad to be so dependent on his kids, but I'm sure he really appreciates the extra help!

  20. Rick, the bare trunk is due to a pest disease that went through the park a few years back.....caused by the Japanese Long-horned Brown Beetle. It even found it's way to our place (about 35 kms. away) and killed a few of our trees.

    Terry, not yet but going very soon to join up for the winter! Promise!

    Tracey, we are very open to 'nosey-parkers' around here! lol

    Annie, yes my Dad is very feisty!! That's what I like the most!!

  21. again, ditto on all the comments about your pic's... just beautiful. i am falling in love with your area of canada via your photos... would love to be there on those walks!!! hey i have to ask, do you boys speak french?


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