Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Me And My Shadow......




Yesterday we found ourselves in the city earlier than usual 
because of an appointment Ron had.


So Sophie and I had some time to explore a favourite area of Halifax,
the Public Gardens.


And since winter finally hit us with some snow,
the Gardens were closed and we were left with
exploring from behind this fence.


It was sunny with a temperature of -8C. Sounds cold I know. 
But you know what? There was no wind and it was really
quite beautiful out at 10:30 A.M.


These Gardens occupy about one large city block 
and is surrounded by this very old cast iron fence.


While I was snapping photos Sophie was doing the best
she could on a short lead and would stop and sniff when I did
(stop that is, not sniff!!).


Walking the perimetre of this Victorian Garden in winter 
enables one to appreciate it's beauty even this time of year.


What a fresh blanket of snow can do for a landscape!






 Some of the sights to be found along a fence in the middle of winter
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.




28 comments:

  1. Beautiful, every one is a picture-perfect scene. Cheers from Jean

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    1. You are so kind Jean! As you bask away in the summer breezes safely shaded from the suns heat!!! lol Hope your day is going well!

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    1. Hi Vicki! Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Gorgeous Jim -- I love those old ornate fences myself.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Aren't they beautiful works of art!

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  4. Lovely photos. Winter has a special look to it, and makes for some beautiful images.

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    1. I couldn't agree more Martha! Winter/snow changes everything. I like what it does.

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  5. All that beautiful pristine snow! I especially like the shots of the gorgeous old wrought iron gates of the Public Gardens with the spectacular wreath.

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    1. If I remember correctly Debra, you stayed across the street in the Lord Nelson Hotel once, right? Yes, that iron gate/fence is a treasure. Back in 'college' days I worked for the Gardens in the summer and enjoyed it a lot.

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  6. neat area. those fences are so decorative!! what does Sophie think of being on a leash? love those snowy views. ( :

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    1. Hi Beth! Sophie is OK with the leash. Sometimes she just doesn't understand why she just can't wander freely though, but she is pretty good considering and she will listen.

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  7. good ice cream memories and feeding the many pigeons and the bandstand Sun aft concerts..........

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    1. I remember when Dad and Mom took us to this fence to feed the ducks after Sunday Mass. This was when Dennis was the baby!

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    2. there is a picture of that somewhere........remember it vividly......

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  8. Lovely to look at. When the air is dry and there's no wind, a sunshiny day in the cold isn't bad. I will agree. Neat pic of bench. The trees and fence look great with the snow.

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  9. Such beautiful, wintry pictures, Jim. I love the shadows on the snow.

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  10. I remember that fence but never really explored the gardens. I love the shadows, blue-white tones, snow-rimmed bench and bike, and the "country-garden" quaintness of that last shot. As for you and Sophie stopping, I like to think you were sniffing the air while she took care of the ground. A partnership with all sniff-areas covered :)

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  11. Love those gorgeous blue shadows, Jim.
    And those gorgeous blue skies!
    What a beautiful day in Halifax!
    Is the Lord Nelson Hotel still there?
    My niece Sara, who's a sophomore at Dalhousie, loves Nova Scotia so much she had a map of NS tatooed on her foot.
    Ouch!
    Pictures like these help one understand why!

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  12. I got a feeling I would have a field day in there,
    but you did splendidly!!
    Thanx 4 sharing!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. You would have for sure Bruno! So much to see in there!

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  13. You captured winters beauty in the grasses and fences and bike and bench - I'm surprised the Halifax Garden was closed. (Or was it just too early?) Our Botanic Garden in Denver is open throughout the year. Even in snow, it's shapes and textures are beautiful.

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  14. OMgosh -- the snow photos are gorgeous Jim!

    Ive just loaded your beautiful blog into the list for my Grow Your Blog party -- you left a comment to do so on my June posting. There are over 300 blogs participating so the opportunity to grow your blog is going to be amazing! Dont forget you need to do a special post on the 19th. The latest updates for the event are on my blog - one post back-- so you might want to refer to them.

    I hope you make lots and lots of new friends!! Its going to be a great event!

    xoxo
    Vicki

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki! I will check out you post and get moving on this, thanks for the reminder.

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  15. So pretty. I like the big gates with that huge wreath.

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    1. Those big gates are really huge and provide the perfect entrance to this special Victorian Garden we have here in Halifax.

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  16. A beautiful place any time of year, it would appear.
    It's wonderful that the city has such a place.

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    1. Yes Stew, this is a very 'green' area of the city and in a central location on the peninsula....old Halifax is on a peninsula which is almost completely surrounded by water. We are lucky it has been preserved.

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