Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


Busy week that was:



Above is a short video of Sophie playing
with Mr.Orangie in a stream at the park.


 Just after the rain....pine and chimes.


Our Dogwood is so full of these blossoms this year......must have been the rain. 


Back deck under the Dogwood and Bloodgood Japanese Maple. 


One of the bridges that spans Halifax Harbour......on a gray day.


The Nova Scotia Royal International Tattoo was in full swing this week.


 Being a port, no problem finding flags in Halifax.


A movie about Lizzie Borden  (click her name) is being filmed here in Halifax. 


On Canada Day (July 1st) everyone  was heading to the festivities. 


Oh Canada! 


I can never ignore these white Rugosa Rosas.


 Liked the colours here at a stream at the park.


Speaking of colour..... 


Standing back some..... 


A 'kite-surfer' off MacDonald Hill where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean.


 Ron attempting to get Sophie's attention on MacDonald Hill.


Wild iris ('flags', we call them) on the Hill. 


Looking out into the Atlantic......


Erosion at MacDonald Hill.....every year a huge amount breaks off.


 Mutant white Buttercup? What's going on here, he asked? There were a lot more in this area.


Sophie has got to be the most photographed dog on the planet!


The top of MacDonald House.....


Extremely dangerous to swim in this area near MacDonald Hill.


My birthday cake on the 4th......chocolate mousse. Yes, it was good!


On the 4th we took 'our company' to the beach. 


Look who came with our company on the 4th!! Two 12 week old Soft-Coated Wheaton Terriors!
Yes they were as adorable as they look!
Bumble Bee and Hendrix.


On Friday we headed to the Bay of Fundy shore, about 150 km from here, to Halls Harbour.


 When the tide is out, any boat in the harbour is 'grounded' till the tide comes back in.
The Bay of Fundy is noted for its tides and the Province is attempting to harness
this energy for clean electrical power.


We were hoping for some 'cool' relief on the shore but to no avail....breezy and very  warm.
Ron and Sophie in bottom right.











25 comments:

  1. Again, wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide via your blog@

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    1. Hi Mitchell! So glad you find inspiration here at Ocean Breezes.I get inspired by the comments I get. Thanks.

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  2. I am intrigued by the mutant flowers. All lovely shots as usual. I just woke up, but struck with the pine and chimes.

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    1. Me as well Sharon. I have a feeling that the 'white' Buttercups are a direct result of an unusual amount of rain and lack of sunshine for a good stretch of time.
      I love those chimes....they have a deep resonating sound.

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  3. Great shots, Jim. Yes, Sophie is certainly the most photographed dog on the planet. Those pups are adorable.

    And I really enjoy this weekly post. I am getting to know your area more and more through you and Ron. By the time I come visit, I'll fit right in! LOL...

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    1. When you guys DO come here, you'll be able to show us around!! lol
      thanks Martha.

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  4. Happy belated Birthday! Same day as the good old USA, hmm..... Looking at your pics, it looks more like a month of activities to me. And those two terriers are adorable.

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    1. Other than my great great grandfather Theodore who fought for the U.S.Army in the U.S./Mexican War, my birthday is the other 'connection' I have to your great country, Inger.
      We figure we may as well be 'on the move' while we are able to do so. Yes, those puppies were 'full of it' all right!!! Sophie didn't know what to think!!

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  5. What beauty abounds in your neck of the woods! I enjoyed the slide show.

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    1. Pat, thanks so much. I am sure you would have a ball with all there is to photograph here. We know we are fortunate to be here and be able to 'record' what we see.

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  6. Love, hugs and kisses to you for a happy belated birthday.
    What a wonderful group of pictures you've treated us to today. That hillside is lovely as is Halls Harbour and that cake-yum!!

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    1. Thanks Jen! We are in the position now to do what we want to do, locally at least for now.That 'hillside' Jen is usually a reprieve from the heat for us....the short distance from our place can be about 5 degrees cooler.

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    2. Thanks Jen!That 'hillside' is a good reprieve for us when it is really warm.....can be a 5 degree difference from here to there and only a couple of 'turns in the road' away!!

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  7. Thanks for the beautiful tour Jim -- love those puppies and happy belated birthday! xo

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Glad you liked it. Yes those puppies were almost identical in appearance but behavior-wise very different. Hendrix wouldn't leave Sophie alone and followed her into the waves!!! Never having been in the ocean before. Bumble Bee was more timid and stuck to one of us.

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  8. That chocolate mousse looks so good! And only 3 candles on it, hmmm? When I turned 40, my girlfriend at the time managed to cram 40 candles on a Tim Horton's donut and then lit them all -- what an almighty blaze that was, LOL!

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    1. It was GOOD! Each candle represented 21.6666666667 years!!!!lol
      I bet that donut melted!!lol

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  9. I love your Saturday morning posts, Jim! That shot of Bumble Bee and Hendrix is adorable!!! I haven't been to Halls Harbour in forever, but I have its webcam book marked and often check it out. I hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

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    1. So you haven't been to Hall Harbour in a while,eh? Well, when you in N.S. next time we'll go there for a lobster feast!! And fresh air!! Which was no where to be found yesterday!!
      Thanks Louise.

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  10. Wow you have had a busy week-- and on top of everything you got to celebrate your birthday. Beautiful and interesting photos--- you guys are never bored!!
    Vicki

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    1. Busy but paced, Vicki! thanks for dropping by.

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  11. Beautiful photos and I love the video!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Your posts inspire me.

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  12. I always really enjoy your saturday photos-looks like you had a wonderful birthday and canada day too-and always love Sophie too

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