Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


A compilation  of the week in photos.....


Sophie leading the way......


'Wild' flower in the park.


Here's another....wish I knew their names.


Raindrops


Sailing twins.


Mr.Buffy would very far from home to be posted here.


A needed stop at a lake for Sophie on a very hot day last week.


It was so refreshing! Sophie told me so.


A 'native' Nova Scotian Rhododenron in the park.


My hammock view.


I was supposed to meet my brother Dennis here last
Saturday but we kept missing each other.


Shade.


Clouds.....




Catching a good breeze.


Who's this handsome dude?


Clouds, poles and a road.


Thinking....


'Waiting' containers.


Let me see....


One busy port!


These mastheads guard the 'Cunard Centre' in Halifax.


Down on the waterfront in Halifax.


Merging the 'old' and the 'new' in downtown Halifax.


An unusual sight.....seeing 3 Labradoodles in one spot! (Porter, Dudley and Sophie)
Golden Doodles are more prevalent.


Add a Poodle to the mix.....


Roof and clouds.


A 'blow up' truck....as in a balloon (at a Ford dealership).







35 comments:

  1. I love these posts that give a little peek into your life. You have such an incredible eye.

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxox

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Our life is very different from what most 'working' people experience daily.....I am giving a 'preview' of sorts of what life will be like later on 'after work'/'bringing up kids' is behind you.
      You must still be glowing after that 'run'! So impressed with what you have been doing this past while to get back into fitness and health for yourself.
      Have a good one.

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  2. What a week!! The raindrops pic is great, and the "move you anywhere", please refer them to me when we sell, or do they only work near Halifax?? Bit far for us to come right now.Ditto to ChiTown Girl's words.Enjoy your warmer spring days. Greetings to all from Jean

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    1. Speaking of raindrops....we are getting a smaller version of Tropical Storm Andrea (the first one of the year, thus the name starting with 'A')....lots of rain and wind here today.
      Hope all is well with you and your immanent move, Jean.

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  3. Another busy week where you were really out and about--Do you and Ron (and Sophie) ever stay home? :-)

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    1. LOL! Yes Kim we do. When you get old and retired like us you will discover that you have the whole day ahead to plan and do the things you want/need to do. Every day we are out with Sophie for her walk/run/swim and that has involved going to the city park during the winter. Now that the weather is warmer we are going to the beach more often.

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  4. What beautiful pics (as always)! Friends will be docking in Halifax tomorrow--one of those cruises from Boston--so I really enjoyed seeing the port. Although I've returned to Halifax several times since that first trip years ago, an image lingers in my mind's eye of the first time I saw Halifax -- the colorful old buildings--I know the B&B where my sister and I stayed is long gone -- I think nostalgia's weaving its magical web this morning.

    Poor Buffy. I hope he's found.

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    1. Hi Kitty. good to see you. Yes, Halifax is an old little city full of history and character. There are still a few colourful buildings around too.
      Funny thing, we have blogger friends arriving on a cruise ship this week as well.....a very popular destination and way of getting here.

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  5. A wonderful collection of photos! I really enjoy these posts, Jim. They give me a glimpse of your day to day life, and your beautiful surroundings. Those wildflowers certainly are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Martha. You would LOVE all the wild flowers in any of the parks....could spend a day just 'recording' them!!

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  6. Hi Jim, beautiful post and photos. I rarely know the names of flowers and plants that I take photos of. I just, like yourself, enjoy their beauty and photograph them.

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    1. Thanks to Marti, below, I now know the name of one of these two. Now to remember it!! lol
      have a good weekend Linda.

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  7. second flower photo appears to be a member of the trientalis family commonly called starflower.

    Love the mastheads

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    1. Marti, I was so hoping you would come to the rescue and know one of the wild plants! Thanks for this. Now I will identify it next time in the park.
      Yes, aren't those mastheads unique.

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  8. My short term memory is bad this morning. The thing that struck me was that your spring still seems so "new", with still small and that lovely spring green look. Everything around here looks "old hat". Beautiful doorway on the Old/New building!

    Have a great day!

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    1. make that still small leaves. Dah...

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    2. Usually our 'springs' last for as long as the temperature stays cool. Things around here, that would be everything actually, takes it good ole time to 'get goin'! That's why I like it here. By August Sharon things will be dried up and 'old hat'.
      Speaking of weather....Post Tropical Storm Andrea is here now....and is it raining!!! and blowing here!!

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  9. Hi Jim!
    I always love your Saturday Morning post of your week in pictures.
    I'm not sure about that merging of the old and the new though; it seems more of a violation of the old.
    Your first wildflower is most likely bunchberry or Cornus canadensis ~
    link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_canadensis
    That first cloud is an awesome example of an altocumulus lenticularis, a cloud that shows up in Colorado fairly often. It is indicative of severe turbulence in the atmosphere. No mammatus though.
    Great shots of Ron, but I can see that Sophie isn't her usual perky self.
    I hope Andrea isn't too hard on your lovely garden. I don't even have a potted plant, so I enjoy yours, Martha's, and others gardens vicariously.
    Have a great weekend! And please give Sophie a sympathetic head scratch or belly rub for me ~ whatever gives her comfort! Take care.

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    1. Thanks so much Louise for the name of the first plant. Much appreciated! And for identifying that cloud formation....it was so unusual and just hanging up there for a while.....before 'Andrea' made her presence.

      Yes, Sophie was a little tired that day with the other dogs. Normally she'd be all over the place. She is improving though but the meds are zapping her. She said 'thanks for belly rub!!

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    2. I would have to agree Louise with you about 'violating the old' when development takes over. They thought this was a compromise and actually it was considering what the developers had originally planned.

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  10. It looks like a fun and busy week. I really enjoy you Saturday morning posts.

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    1. Thanks Inger. I guess we do have a busy week most weeks. I figure if we can move, then let's do so!!

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  11. Those Labradoodles look so much like Emma, rescued by The Hurricane when she was in high school. I miss Emma. She was so cute, and so full of life.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Emma sounds adorable Janie. I can see you really miss her.

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  12. As a rhodie fan, I appreciated that photo Jim. But a super selection and glad to see that summer has arrived - here too!
    I always enjoy a free armchair visit around Halifax.

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    1. I am a big fan of rhodos too Craig! In the Annapolis Valley every year they have a Rhododenron Festival in June at the Nova Scotia Agricultural Station in Kentville. It is spectacular!
      I managed to acquire 4 Hong Kong rhodos a few years back that were considered by the nursery to be 'sick'. I said I would buy them anyway (for a very fair price) and they are thriving now. I will post some photos when they bloom. They are a pale yellow colour.

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  13. Great week in review. I love your hammock view!

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    1. Thanks Pat. That view is so relaxing.

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  14. It really is so lovely and luscious with green and blue over there! Wonderful shots.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. It is even more so now after the rain we got yesterday.

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  15. Beautiful shots -- I hope Andrea is kind to you. xo

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    1. Andrea wasn't too bad to us Nancy. She left a lot of water behind and now our garden is twice as green as it was!!

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  16. Hey, you guys had a good week, from the city to the country.
    I agree - that's a handsome dude!
    I hope Sophie is 100% soon.

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    1. We do our best, Terry!!
      Sophie is almost all the way back to herself....it's the drugs that keep her 'down' a bit. But one more week on those and we'll see how she is.
      Have a great week ahead Terry!!

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  17. Jim. Your wildflowers at the top of photo string are (1) Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis, (2) Starflower - Trientalis borealis and the wild Rhododendron in Nova Scotia is (3)Rhodora - Rhododendron canadense. Best to you and Ron - Mark

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