Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


Things that caught my eye this week:


Literally TONS of blossoms on the Rhododendrons this year,
here are two of the bushes.


These two have settled in with the white Birch quite nicely.


Came across this remnant of a Robin's egg  along the beach trail.


New condo building in Halifax.....looks European in design.


On our only HOT day so far this summer (33 C), we took Sophie to this lake to cool off.


This coming Monday is Canada Day, a national holiday. Canada will be 146 years old!
Oh Canada!


'I have my eye on you Jim. Don't even think about it!'


A 'mural artist' at work in downtown Halifax.


This guy always catches my eye.


My girl.


Path leading to the bridge?


So many people died in the Halifax Explosion of 1917.


These plaques are on a memorial tower to commemorate this tragic event.


I caught part of the chimes one afternoon this week.


This is Lake William in the village of Waverley.


Last Sunday we celebrated my father's 97th birthday 
in this building which he now calls home.


Early morning walk on beach 
and this surfer whipped by to join his buddies already in the water.
Those three darker dots above his head would be them.


Catching a wave......


Hey, she tries to keep up with those other surfers!




28 comments:

  1. I always find it a thrill to find a robin's egg. Even a broken one. I love the color you picked up in these photos.

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    1. Thanks Chania. Yes I agree, something about that Robin's egg blue that is special.....looks exotic and tropical for something so far north! In Florida, yes.

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  2. A wonderful collection of photos, Jim! Sophie looks really cute with that flower in her hair...er...fur. I like how you made the rest of the photo gray and white, and left the colour on the flower. Very cool And I can certainly see why Ron would catch your eye. Quite the handsome devil, isn't he?

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    1. Oh he's a devil alright!! But keeps me hoppin'! lol
      Actually Martha you are part right.....since she is part Poodle (they have hair) and part Labrador (they have fur). It was fun playing with the editing program to get this.
      Have a great Canada Day weekend!!

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  3. Great photos -- my fave is the black and white one of Sophie with just the touch of colour on the clover flower tucked into her ear. Very neat effect!

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    1. Debra, you should see us, the three of us! Sophie will let us do anything to her.....like having your own 'doll'!! lol What can I say!

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  4. Your guy, your girl and those flowers - they are just the best!

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    1. I think so too, Fiona! Thanks.

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  5. Nice flower, Sophie ;)))! And you keep your eyes on your dads ;)))! I love your pics, Jim. Have a great weekend.

    Just saw the reunion concert from this guys: http://youtu.be/MajQNY9ab-Y Yeah, they could sing :)

    Have a great weekend, with your "girl" and your man ;)))!

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    1. Thanks Alex! Good to see you! Sophie is such a 'ham' when a photo is to be taken.....she loves this attention!!
      Oh yes, the Everly Brothers! They still sound the same as they did back in the 60's....very relaxing music.



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  6. Aww! I love the shot of Sophie with the clover blossom tucked under her ear.

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    1. I was playing around with B/W focus editing and presto! Thanks Pat.

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  7. Lovely shots Jim - I look forward to your weekly collection. I like the new condo building style and the b/w shot of Sophie with the coloured flower is excellent.
    Canada and I share a birthday but I'm not quite 146!
    Happy Birthday.

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    1. Fellow Cancerian, Craig! LOL, you don't look 146 either!!
      Have a great birthday Craig and I hope you are 'waited on' hand and foot!!

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    1. You know what it's like Sharon.....always something to photograph.

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  9. Such beautiful photos-and I always love photos of Sophie-great post Jim

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    1. Well then Kathy, we just happen to have a few of those around here!! lol Thanks.

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    1. It is Lisa. He is very photogenic!

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  11. I love that b&w photo of Sophie.

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    1. That was fun 'playing around' with, Terry. And this is what I ended up with.

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  12. Lovely captures, Jim, the lake looks so cool and refreshing, and Sophie looks pretty happy. Love the photos.

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    1. Hi Linda. That lake was exactly as it looks here.....no editing on this one. It was refreshing to see on that very warm/humid day. I almost joined Sophie!!

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  13. looks like I'm in the majority for once...I love that pic of Sophie with the flower in her ear. Reminds me of an old song...
    have a nice weekend and Happy Canada Day.

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    1. You rebel you, Joanne!! Feels good being in the majority I bet!! lol
      Happy Independence Day to you too!!

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  14. I enjoyed these creative takes. I like the saturation in only a part of some of the photos. We'll both be celebrating our countries this week.

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    1. Thanks Barb. yes we will be celebrating this week....my birthday is also on the 4th!! Oh to be an American on that day!! lol

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