Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


Rain and fog didn't stop us this past week:


Our 'stuff' at the shop.


Getting very used to the gray skies this month.


Tried out a new restaurant in Halifax.


Excellent food from local suppliers.


 Sophie and Ron leaving the 'dog salon'. Soph was good as gold we were told.


Walking in the rain the day before Sophie's hair cut.

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My 'ex 'sister-in-law, Janet, was in town and we met for coffee. 
It was good to catch up with her.


 I like steeples!


Many ways to see Halifax. Let me see.....


Colourful and wet streets.


The 'Dingle Tower' well guarded.


Door to the tower.


One of the two 'guards'.


Keeping an eye on things.....


Nice lion.....


Wild 'Lady Slippers' at the Dingle Park.


This week we met blogger friends who came into town on this cruise ship.
I will do a post on their 8 hour visit this coming week.


Waiting for the ship to dock.


Passengers and crew got a grand welcome from these guys.



24 comments:

  1. Glory Be!!! One huge liner, lovely green bridge,and all else, looks like a great day out. Cheers to all, Jean.

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    1. Is WAS huge, Jean but not the largest by any means that has docked here!
      It was a busy week Jean.

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  2. Oh, you got to meet a blogging buddy! How nice! Can't wait to hear about it.
    Wish I could have been on that ship!

    I love all these photos, but I think I am CRAZY about that lion!

    I love the look on Sophie's face after the haircut!

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    1. It was nice to meet someone from this blogworld Kay, in person!!
      That ship was like a little city!!
      That lion had a mate as well and they are very impressive indeed. They are modeled on the ones in Trafalgar Square in London.
      I think Sophie after a hair cut is very aware that 'things' feel very different....probably cooler!!

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  3. What a lovely selection of images Jim. I love the lime green facade of the new restaurant especially. Sophie looking very regal post beauty treatment (as does Ron of course)!

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    1. Thanks Craig! That colour really POPS out, eh? One way to get everybody's attention.
      Very regal are my Princess and Prince!!

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  4. Love the shots Jim. Especially that door. The hardware is just beautiful!! And you got to meet blog friends. How fun that must have been..can't wait to hear about the visit! Have a good weekend. Wish you were here to weed our garden with us. I'd share all our veggies with you and Ron for your labors!!

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    1. We are great weeders!! My fav ones to weed are buttercups!! Have it down pat!
      Those veggies sound tempting!!lol
      A good weekend to you and yours, Jen!

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  5. Wow, beautiful collection of photos, Jim! That cruise ship is amazing; these things are like cities on water!

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    1. Aren't they Martha! I guess there were 200 passengers and 1500 crew!! Go figure!

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    2. 2000. Missed a zero there.
      Little floating city. So much to see and do.

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  6. I love these eclectic posts that you do! And I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures with the cruise ship blogging buddies.

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    1. That would be me, Debra, Mr.Eclectic himself!!
      Stay tuned for a post on the blogger buddies.

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  7. What a lovely tour, Jim...and you are a great narrator and tour director. I just love this series of photos.

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    1. Gee, maybe I missed my calling, Linda!! lol Thanks so much for stopping by, now you know a little about Halifax.

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    2. Turns out our Jim is an excellent tour guide too

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  8. Isn't it awesome when you get to meet Bloggy Buddies in real life?! I love it!

    And, I love these photos.

    I just came in from planting flowers for the past two hours because it started to rain. Apparently, God didn't realize I wasn't quite finished before he started to water them for me. :P Looking at these beautiful photos lifted my spirits.

    xoxox

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    1. Yes, first ones to meet, Lisa. It made this whole world of ours (blogland)a little more real.
      Hey, a little rain won't hurt anyone....at least it's cooler and not scorching.
      Have a good weekend.

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  9. Busy, busy, busy. Nice to virtually go along! Closest I have been to a real Lady Slipper, awesome. I love the lions, a great artist. Of course, Dingle tower would be one of my first stops in my do-over. Odd thought - I wonder how often they change out the emergency food supplies and life vests in those life boats that sit in the sun day after day after day? Cute outfits on the boys greeting the passengers...

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    1. I remember those lions as a kid. We would climb up on them. Now, not allowed to....there are signs!
      Good thought about the food and vests....I am wondering now too.
      Hey, men in kilts! What can I say!

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  10. how fun to meet up with blog friends and Sophie always looks so nice

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    1. It was fun Kathy. LOL, Sophie doesn't always look nice, especially after she FINDS a mud hole to roll in!!

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  11. Sophie looks great after her day at the salon! The boys greeting the passengers look like they're bored with the whole routine, haha. Nice pictures of the area...like getting to see it through your eyes.

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    1. Liz, I think they were a tad bored before they started playing.....then they were mobbed!!

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