Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sailing The Afternoon Away



We were walking up the trail yesterday that follows along the Northwest Arm
in Halifax.

It was warm with a breeze. Both sides of the trail were tree-lined.
We came to an opening or break in the trees to the left.

I turned in that direction and saw this magical sight of

water butterflies.

85 comments:

  1. Very pretty! And good choice of music too. You play beautifully. wink!
    Your Friend, m.
    p.s. Happy Birthday Big Boy!

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    1. Funny you said that Mark, I just told Ron I'd like to get the 'sheet music' for that piece....sounds do-able!
      Now, look at all the ruckus you have caused below on this very quiet blog. Oh I guess you are forgiven, oh yes, thanks!

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  2. "Water Butterflies" what a beautiful description of the sail boats. I'm stopping over from "Our Simple Lives" to wish you a Happy Birthday! May you have many many more! And, a thank you to M for introducing me to yet another lovely blog! Have a GREAT day Jim!

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    1. Great to meet you Tracy! Good you listened to Mark....you know how he can get!
      Thanks.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!! I hope Ron and Sophie have something real special planned for you on your day... HAVE FUN!

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! Just head a 'proper' Nova Scotian lunch of 'Salt Cod Fishcakes and beans!! Things are lookin' good for the day!

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  4. "Water Butterflies", I don't think I've ever heard the term before. I am stopping by from Mark's blog! I hope you have an amazing birthday.

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    1. Barbara, thanks for this! Hey, a friend of Mark's is a friend of mine...or else he'll have a fit!! lol

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  5. Happy Birthday, Jim! May you always have blue skies and clear sailing ahead!

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    1. Thanks Debra. I will keep those skies as blue as I can while moving forward!

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  6. Happy Birthday Jim from marks Aunt Pam B. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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    1. Hi Aunt Pam! SO good to meet you! Heard LOTS of good stuff about you! You know Mark, never knows when to 'shut it'! lol
      Thanks for stopping by and you know how fortunate you are to have Mark in your life.

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  7. Mark sent me over... :-) Wishing you a very happy Birthday and a sensational new year.

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    1. Thanks Anke! And so good to meet you!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Jim! Mark sent me over. 64 has been a wonderful year for me... But I turn 65 in two weeks... Life moves on. Enjoy your wonderful day!!!

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    1. Good to meet you Kate! I know what you mean about 64....not really that much different from the past few years or so.
      Have a great 65th Kate! ANd thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Hey....Mark sent me over too....Happy Birthday!

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    1. LOVE your name! Makes me smile! Thanks for dropping by and tell Mrk he can let go of the 'stranglehold' now! lol

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  10. Apparently I do whatever Mark says...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

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    1. Katie, we all do or you else!
      Hey, thanks for listening to Mark and dropping by!

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  11. Oh, screw Mark, I came over all on my own!!! ;-)

    Happy, happy birthday, my friend!! I hope you enjoy the hell out of it!

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    1. That a girl, Lisa! Don't let the likes of Mark intimidate you! He doesn't realize how ornery we teachers can get!
      Thanks for taking the time to do this Lisa....from your country's holiday. Have a great summer, Teach!

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  12. Well, Mark sent me here, but I would have found you eventually on my own. Happy Birthday! I'm off to check out some Sophie posts now.

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    1. Hey Pam! Geesh, pretty soon you will be like 'family'!
      Thanks for visiting and the greeting!

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  13. Lovely image and music!
    Happy, happy Birthday!

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    1. Hi Pat. The scene/images were magical the other day and I HAD to capture that memory.
      The music Ron found on You Tube......was very suitable actually.
      Thanks.

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  14. Mark sent me over too, but I'm so happy that he did. I love your blog and your photos and can't wait to spend more time exploring it. I hope you have a wonderful and happy birthday today!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! Good to meet you and welcome to drop by anytime.

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  15. Jim- the video is stunning-- you certainly had a wonderful day!!
    Happy Birthday to you- I hope you and Jim ( and Sophie girl) celebrate big time!
    Xo
    Vicki

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    1. Hi Vicki! Thanks for dropping by. You know us, we're 'simple folk' living a quiet life....but I will see what we can do to celebrate!

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  16. Happy Birthday..!!
    Enjoy.....LindaMay, Mia, Max & Misskitty

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  17. Mark sent me, too! Happy birthday, Jim! Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

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    1. Frances! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Good to meet you.

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  18. I love your walks. Thanks for taking us along. And, oh yeah, Happy Birthday.
    This year is going to be Epic!

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    1. Thanks Stew! Yes, it will be an epic year!
      Glad you like our walks....as we like yours!

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  19. Hey Jim, Happy Birthday! Mark sent me :) Love your photos!

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    1. Ms.A La Carte! Good to see you again! TGhanks for stopping by.

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  20. Happy Birthday Jim. Mark sent me too.

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    1. Hi Madgew! Boy! Mark has quite the army of followers!!
      Thanks for coming by, good to meet you!

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  21. Happy Birthday, Jim! Who's Mark?

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    1. Thanks Inger! Good question! This guy started to 'stalk' us and we don't know what to do!! lol
      Seriously, he is your fellow American we 'met' 2 years ago in this blogisphere of ours. You MUST check him out and GIVE HIM HELL when he deserves it! I do. You see Inger since we are both 'hippies' at heart we have to keep an eye on these younger whipper-snappers to make sure they are 'towing the line' so to speak!
      He's a great guy (what else can I say...look at what he has done here!)with 4 kids and a husband and one who requires a whole lot of attention....and we all give it to him. Hey maybe he has a special power over us all!!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Jim!! Your video is amazing. Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

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    1. Hey you! Thanks for dropping by! Glad you liked the video...it was fun making!

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  23. Beautiful "water butterflies" and I love the music, too. Happy Birthday! (Yep, Mark sent me, too!)

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    1. Hi Tanyasz! Good to meet you and that you liked the music too! Kind of haunting (in a good way) isn't it.
      Good ole Mark!

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  25. Hi! Can I just tell you how ABSOLUTELY SMITTEN I am with your images?! I'm speechless...and trust me, as a blogger, that doesn't happen often! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award and I hope that you'll come by and pick it up! I'm also a new follower! Happy 4th, Kimberly
    http://www.serendipityrefined.com/2012/07/liebster-and-versatile-blogger-awards.html

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  26. Happy Birthday, Jim!! (another Mark-sent commenter!!) Have a great day!

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  27. Happy Birthday, Jim [again another Mark-sent commenter] Enjoy your day, just as many American do by celebrating Jim Day.

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    1. Hey Peter! I have always looked at it that way.....Americans used my day for theirs! Go figure.

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  28. Here from the House of Mark. . . happy birthday! Hope it's totally awesome!

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    1. Hi Gradydoctor! lol! Pretty soon he'll be looking for his own Coat of Arms!!
      Thanks for dropping by and listening to his Royal Highness!

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  29. Water butterflies! Love it!
    Happy Birthday, Jim!

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    1. Thanks Terry! Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

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  30. Happy birthday, Jim! I wouldn't have known but Mark has announced it to the world...LOL... I hope you are having a great day --- and being spoiled rotten! Love the photos - and that you call the sail boats "Water Butterflies". That is pretty cool.

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  31. Happy Birthday Jim! Mark sent me. (I hope he also sent cake.) Have a great day :>)

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    1. No cake I'm afraid! Thanks for dropping by!

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  32. Happy Birthday Jim, best wishes for a good one.
    George xxx

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  33. Hi Jim, Hope you have a great Birthday!!! Mark sent me too..

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    1. Thanks anon! I did have a good one!

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  34. Happy Birthday from one of Mark's many obedient minions!

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  35. Happy Birthday Jim! Mark sent me and like his other charges when he says jump, I ask how high. I love your blue flowers.

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    1. Thanks Anon! How high did you jump this time!?

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  36. Happy birthday Jim and many more!

    Blessings
    Jill

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  37. Happy Birthday! There is always a party and fireworks for your day! Enjoy!

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    1. Yes, I have gotten used to it! It's always about ME on the 4th!!

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  38. happy birthday jim! mark sent me, and i didn't know it was your birthday, but i can't give him total credit because i already follow your blog. just don't tell him, cuz i am sure he will want full credit! hope it was a good one!
    -tony

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    1. Thanks Tony! I won't say a word to you know who!

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    1. Hi you! Long time no see! Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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  41. All that magic out there just for your special day. A very happy birthday, Jim. I hope it was wonderful. And I hope I look as good as you when I'm 64! (Hell, I wish I looked as good now!) I am so grateful to be getting to know you, even all these miles away.

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    1. As Elaine from Seinfeld would say (as pushing Jerry into the next State), 'get out of here!'
      Thanks Mitch but isn't it amazing what 'photoshop' can do? Oh yes, and 'no kids'! lol

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  42. 81 comments! popular and well deserved
    birthday greetings me old son! x

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    1. Hey! I could be your father!! lol Kind of....
      Thanks John.

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  43. I know I'm late but just here to wish you a very happy birthday Jim, all the way from France! Hope you had a wonderful day x x

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    1. Oui, bonjour! Good to meet you Kristy! And thanks for dropping by!

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