Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


The week through pictures:
Let's start with the Halifax Town Clock 
This is a major landmark which is located at the foot of Citadel Hill.


In the photo below I was having fun with shadows
on the living room wall....plus some editing of course.


Ron made the signage for our little display at Plan B.
Yes, that is him hiding behind the glass bowl!


A lot of construction in downtown Halifax....a good sign for our little city, I'd say.


Halifax still has a good mix of the old and the new. This is a very old building built in the 1789
and later in the 1870's was known as the 'Halifax County Academy'. 
Today I believe a number of businesses rent out space in it.


Below is a picture of Citadel Hill in Halifax. It is a very popular tourist attraction 
in the summer and affords wonderful views of the city in all directions.
Even though this photo looks deceiving, this is a very high hill in city centre.


Ron and Sophie discussing the 'latest dog trends' at the park this week.

Spring is here even if it is still a little cool. However, these Snowdrops don't care about
cool temperatures....they are hardy and thriving in our garden.


Sophie swimming in the Northwest Arm. This is her preferred form of exercise.
 Her webbed toes provide great paddles!! And yes, that is Mr. Orangie she is heading for.


The Crocii are popping up all over the garden...a very welcoming sight indeed.


Have a good weekend everybody.



23 comments:

  1. The shot of Ron peeking through the cabinet shelf is lovely - he looks like a cheeky schoolboy whose just been caught! I also like the shadows photo - it looks like a painting.

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    1. Oh you nailed it there, Craig! Ron can be very cheeky!! lol Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. Lovely photos Jim, I always smile at Sophie swimming, too cute! Hope that you are enjoying your foray into shopkeeping - it does mean you get to buy more things soon! The flowers are beautiful! Have a good weekend!
    Ivan

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    1. Hi Ivan. Thank you. Our 'foray' into shopkeeping is minimal actually....no actual 'keeping of the shop' as that is all looked after. But I do understand what you are suggesting. We are really enjoying the positive change in our day now....not that it was negative...but thsy say a change is as good as a rest!!
      Yes, the flowers are beginning to arrive. Your place too? Have a great weekend. And hugs to Aston!!

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    2. Yes, flowers are just rearing their heads here!
      That's the best of both worlds (my Mother sold a few antiques 'en vitrine' this way in big shop that works like yours, it's without the stress of being there all day!). Have a good Sunday!
      Ivan

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    3. 'En vitrine' it is.....I believe 'on consignment' would be the term here.

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  3. Wow! An impressive blog post :-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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    1. Hello GJH!! Good to see you again! Loved those tulips you posted!!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I especially love the ones of the snowdrops and Sophie swimming :)

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    1. Hello! Those snowdrops are so hardy and perky this time of year. and Sophie loves swimming.

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  5. Love the eclectic mix of photos. The first time I went to the Citadel, I got a helluva sunburn. Not a lick of shade up there and it was a hot, sunny day -- and me with no sun block.

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    1. I so know what you mean Debra being up there in the summer at Citadel Hill!! One could and does get fried!! One has to get inside the fortress for 'cover'.

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  6. Jim! Thanks for the mini-vacation! I love your town!!

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    1. Hi Lisa! So good to see you here and I am glad I supplied you with a mini-vacation....it's the least I could do!! lol I suppose you are all basking in the warm sunshine?!

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  7. Beautiful photos! A little bit of everything. I love the sign for your display! What a great name. Your area looks wonderful, Jim. There are so many beautiful places in this great country of ours.

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    1. Ron made that sign....found some vintage looking fabric and framed it....Well, I am a maniac when it comes to this 50's/60's stuff!! Don't know how or why...I just do.
      Here's for a great weekend for you and yours Martha!

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  8. I love to see those spring flowers, which we don't have here in the canyon. Maybe they grow in our little town, I have to check. Sophie is so far out in the water, I would worry. But I know she know what she is doing, it just seems a bit cold this early in the year.

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    1. Sophie knows Inger when it's safe or not. She will hesitate when she feels it is just too much for her! Must be the 'poodle' in her!!
      Yes, the flowers are beginning to show their pretty heads!!

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  9. the croci and the snowflakes are out and so is Spring...you lucky dogs. I have yet to see any croci or daffodils, tulips etc. Slow starter here, just like last year. You sure do have a beautiful city, it always looks to clean and serene with lots of green and parks. No wonder you love it there!

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    1. And to think, Joanne, that the Northwest is lagging behind Nova Scotia!!?? Something is SO up with the weather.
      Halifax is a small city, about 350,000 people. It has a little of everything and a few universities that draw in people from all over the world to add some 'texture' to our mostly Anglo-Saxon society. I do like it here, it is home.

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  10. Hi Jim- another beautiful tour of your town!! I remember the town clock and that lovely red building from our visit there. Spring is arriving with beautiful cord for you there-- the flower photos are simply gorgeous! Brrrr I can't believe Sophie is swimming in that cold water!!!
    Sending hugs to you all--
    Vicki

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  11. Great photos, Jim! Playing with shadows followed by playing with editing ~ perfect combination! Have a good one!

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  12. I love Halifax. It's a national treasure.

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