Saturday, November 24, 2012

Green Lava



Sophie and her new friend Maggie (sister Mim's dog) had a great time this week exploring 
this park on the western side of Halifax.


The sun rarely gets a chance to shine along this path, thus the great abundance of moss growing everywhere.


These two had a ball scurrying up and down this side of the path.


It was like an enchanted forest along this trail.


It was quiet, very shaded, and illuminated in green hues.


It was all quite magical actually.



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  1. Wow! That does look enchanting! :)

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    1. Actually Janet, the whole trail/hike is enchanting but this area is quite unique with its shade and bright greens.
      Have a great weekend and hugs to Freddie and Gloria!!

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  2. Hello Jim,
    They look so sweet together! Definitely a mystical looking place, did you find a gingerbread house...
    Ivan

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    1. They do, don't they Ivan. We were unsure how they would get along but since Maggie is the submissive type, Sophie is very happy with this as she tends to be an 'alpha' type. Don't know where she learned this!!! lol

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  3. Wow! this is a really neat place Jim. It looks like somewhere I'd like to walk on a hot summer day... Just Beautiful!!

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    1. Great idea Bobbi! We will have to go there in summer. I wonder if everyone else thinks of this as well?

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  4. Did you see any faeries, sprites or pixies in the magical glen?

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    1. Debra, that is where you would come in and assist us neophytes how to identify and where to look! I am sure 'they' were about....how could they no be!!

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  5. Quite a magical place. It must be wonderful walking through there. Best to always have a camera on hand because you never know what enchanted forest creature you'll run into.

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    1. It was the second, and not the last, time we walked through here. Next time though, I will be be on the lookout for those creatures! I will have to 'zone in' quietly and not be too aggressive with the camera.

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  6. it does look like a different world from the one we usually see through your lens. A beautiful place for dogs to romp!

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    1. Good morning Pat. There are so many mucky ponds/bogs there that the dogs feel, I am sure, they are in heaven!! I am thankful for the clear salt water there too to wash all the mud off!!

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  7. What a lovely place ..... it does indeed look like an enchanted forest. And I'm glad I wasn't the one who had to wash Sophie when she got home!

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    1. LOL! That's what the ocean is for Annie!!

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    2. Yeah Annie....all you do is JUMP in!!!

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  8. Lovely park, and the dappled shadows, shades of green, all make it really delightful.So interesting to see the moss more on the rocks than on the level path, it would be so different in summer, a cool spot to linger I think.Enjoy your day. Greetings from Jean

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    1. Thanks Jean. It was 10C here today and the forecast is for a bit of snow tomorrow. That is OK by me. We have on the snow tires and are ready for it!! Besides, Sophie loves the snow because she can eat it!!

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  9. Oh magical and mossy with furry friends perfect. B

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    1. It was a great hike and a fun day!

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  10. Beautiful, peaceful spot! I loved the "green lava!" I hope that you are having a great weekend. We've been enjoying a fun Thanksgiving weekend, and tonight we are going to start decorating our Christmas tree.

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    1. It is very peaceful....at least in the middle of the week.

      Is this a traditional thing to do on Thanksgiving weekend, to decorate for Christmas? Is your tree artificial or real? Sorry with all the questions Louise.

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    2. In Colorado, many people put their trees up on Thanksgiving weekend. I've grown accustomed to the tradition after all the years I have lived here. It's fun because then you can enjoy the tree for a month or more, and it's done early so it takes some of the pressure off closer to Christmas. My tree is artificial. It is extremely dry in Colorado. After a few years of tinder dry trees, I switched to an artificial one - especially since one of my good friends here was a fireman! Ask all the questions you want, Jim!

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    3. It makes perfect sense then to do this. We too switched to artificial a few years ago.

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  11. Enchanted forest is right! So different from our arid land.

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    1. This probably looks like a tropical rain forest to you! I can see why! Your landscape has an appeal all its own....wide open space and seeing for miles!

      I remember when we moved back east from the west coast of Canada. It was a difficult adjustment at first....everything seemed closed-in for a while.

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  12. I do love moss! What a lovely, almost secret, path!

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    1. I really think Fiona that we were lucky to be there when nobody else there. It was in the middle of the week when most people are working. We'll have to remember to return at this time as well!!

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  13. Nothing better than a walk with the dogs... what a lovely place to walk and watch. xo

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    1. This will become a regular 'spot' for us now. Have a great week Nancy.

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  14. I always love your posts with photos of dogs. Beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Victor for stopping by. We all enjoyed this walk.

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