Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


All over the map type of week:


I came very close to getting one of these. How close you may ask?


This close!!


Had Sophie to the vet's  for a check up and these kittens were there! 
Sophie's first time near any feline!!
And she LOVED them!


Just something about cemeteries that I find appealing....in the best of ways.


I visited my father yesterday and agreed to meet Ron and Sophie at the park afterwards.
On my way to the park, I was walking through the city, 
and found these in the Public Gardens much to my surprise.


There were two beds of roses....some were ready to drop off....


others were being very bold and beautiful!


I also came across this very handsome Mallard Duck couple.


A pair of bird baths.


The front gates of the Public Gardens.


Farther down the street I came to another graveyard in the centre of the city.
And notice it mentions a chapel?


Well here it is.


Here are a  few Canadian history facts I didn't know till I read this.
Debra, I bet you did!!
(click on photo to enlarge)


Just liked how the sun was illuminating the tree 
in front of this house.


Almost to the park....just have to get to the end of this street.


Old Halifax houses along Agricola Street in the city's North End.


Ever notice the number of staples that are on these lamp posts?


Well, it's time to 'make tracks' and get out of here!!


Have a great weekend everyone. 






23 comments:

  1. well you certainly were all over the place! Your city certainly boasts some beautiful places. I also have a fascination with olde cemeteries, no wish to be in one though. Little balls of kitty kats, should have got at least one for Sophie to entertain!

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    1. I know Joanne, it's the least I could have done for Sophie!!
      I was heading south down one main street in the city and found all this (most of it) along the way.

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  2. The kittens...I could not have turned away from the little black and white one, in fact, I am thinking of driving to Canada just now to get her!
    I couldn't enlarge the photo, but I could just read that the man died just after his meeting with Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, that is just so sad.

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    1. Kay, you don't know how difficult that was for me! I think there are a couple left....so see you soon!! lol
      Sorry you couldn't enlarge photo...try again maybe to get the whole story.

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  3. I love trains and I love all animals, but a slight preference to cats and dogs I have 3 cats, I used to have A German Sheppard that I adored and he died of old age,in my, and in my son's arms. I love all these photos and happy to report I fixed my problem just has to tweek a little on the seetings happy to be hear, always

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    1. Good to have you back on track here Lorraine! What would we do without our animals,eh?

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  4. Wonderful set of photos, Jim. And those kittens are so cute. How did you manage to leave without one? And how nice that Sophie loved them. She's such a great dog. It's amazing (and wonderful) that there are still rose blooms. I also like cemeteries. When hubby and I drive along country roads, we often run across very old ones. Sometimes we stop to take a look, and while I photograph, I also read inscriptions on some of the tombstones, some of which date way WAY back. It's quite fascinating.

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    1. It was hard to leave without one Martha! And Sophie has been sitting by the window facing the vet's ever since. So on Monday I plan to take her back to see them again!!
      Oh yes, graveyards are very fascinating....so much to see and read and learn.

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  5. So Sophie would love to have a kitten. :)
    These are beautiful shots, Jim. I love the last one of the tracks.

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    1. That she would, Pat!
      Thanks, I want to go back to those tracks when the sun is just a little lower in the sky and hitting them more.

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  6. I know Sophie would have been a good stepmom to those little kittens. I love your Saturday posts, what a wonderful walk through the city.

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    1. Yes she would be Inger.....we found that out, so if and when we do adopt a kitty, we know she will be OK with it.
      I hadn't walked through this part of town for a while now....I am going to make it a habit to do so.

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  7. A tour through a lovely street, trees, kittens!! and the way home, Sophie, hope your visit went well, even if you did leave those feline balls of fluff there. Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean! I grew up in Halifax city and knew it like 'the back of my hand'. Time to get reacquainted I'd say.

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  8. A great collection of eclectic photos! And yes, I did know about Sir John Thompson, LOL -- that's what I get for being a history nerd. But I don't know if I could have resisted those kittens . . . .

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    1. I knew it! Now, Debra, you have just become my 'go to history-person'!!
      Ron too was surprised I didn't get one of those adorable kittens...but what kitten isn't adorable!
      We did learn however that Sophie didn't try to EAT them!! Phew! that is half the battle. Give me time....I will get one some day.

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  9. You have caught some gorgeous light in these photos, Jim. I'm with Debra ~ I might have taken one of those kitties home. Terry doesn't like cats ~ :( Have a fun weekend!

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    1. Thanks Louise. The light was good that afternoon around 2:30 P.M. ADT. I especially liked how the 'ducks' one came out....it is SOOC (straight out of camera).
      It's been 7 years since our Rita died and we just spread her ashes under her favourite tree this past summer. I really don't know what's stopping me.

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  10. Sophie would love a kitten. So would you. Go back. Gooooooooo baaaaaaaack. Adopt.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh I know Janie! Actually I went back today so Sophie could see them again....but they were somewhere else for the weekend. It's good intro-therapy for her!!

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  11. Great photos! I'm glad I had time to stop by today--There is really not a whole lot cuter than a kitten and they'll put a smile on your face every time! I would have been tempted too, and have been more times than I can count!

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  12. As always, beautiful photos and inspiration. Thanks for the stroll. I want those kittens! All of them! No suprise Sophie loved them. She's so kind-hearted.

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