Tuesday, September 2, 2014

From My Perch


Seems every Monday is turning into a 'rain event'.
Yesterday was no exception.

Arrived at the shop in the fog around 10:30 AM
and the sun and fog played tag most of the day
with the fog winning overall by a mile.


From 'my perch' on the third floor of MacDonald House I have a spectacular view
in all directions.


At one point I could see rain and a very heavy sky to the west toward the city
which is about 40 kms from here.
This system headed our way but veered to the northwest
leaving us with just a sprinkle.


Being Labour Day and all it turned out to be a slow day.


But I didn't care because I had a chance to almost finish a book I am reading......
'Watership Down'.
A great book about the lives of rabbits and so much more......like looking in a mirror
on how we humans live.


By the time Ron and Sophie arrived to pick me up at 5 PM 
it was sunny and warm.

I would be willing to bet that next Monday will be much the same.





35 comments:

  1. I would love to peruse your shop in person, and gaze at the beautiful views.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, you would spend the whole time taking in the views from all directions! You would want or need to shop!

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  2. Have you seen the wonderful film of Watership Down? The song " Bright Eyes" always makes me cry if it comes on the radio!

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    1. No I haven't Frances but I certainly plan to soon. Thanks for the warning....I will bring plenty of tissues.

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  3. what wonderful views! nice jadeite too!

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    1. Joyce, the views are something else and different every day. And the Jadeite....what can I say!? One of my favourites.

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  4. I LOVE those photos of the rain on the horizon. That's incredibly beautiful...

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    1. I couldn't just NOT photograph that 'system' coming our way, Keith. It is interesting to watch from this distance.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Jim! That is a spectacular view.

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    1. Thanks Martha! You would be clicking away like a MAD WOMAN!! lol

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  6. Yeah, great book eh? I won't bore you again by telling you how much I love Watership Down!

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    1. Bore me all you want, Debra. I am LOVING it and am the most crucial part now..........sh-h-hh!
      The movie is next.

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  7. Jim ,
    I would love to visit your shop as I know I would find something I like ... ah, maybe someday ...
    I have read that book 'Watership Down' it's excellent ...

    Wonderful shots ...oh, what an amazing view you have while working ... ah, the good life ....

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    1. Yes Margie, someday you may just pop in and surprise me!! lol I am certain there would be something there that appeals to you.
      Ah yes, life is tough working here....but someone has to do it!!

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  8. what a wonderful magical place to live, i'm so glad you and Ron and Sophie found such a dream come true, and i'm sure you worked very hard for it, good for you, lovely, lovely photos Jim

    that reminds me Margie when you go to NS are you anywhere near Jim and Ron, I would send you money ahead of time and you could buy a few things, if of course you are anywhere near.......

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    1. Hi Lorraine. I/we do not live in this house, mind you that would be great to do I think. The government of Nova Scotia owns this house and it is a part of the Lawrencetown Beach Park system.
      We live about a three minute drive from here and believe me we feel very lucky to have this location in our community.

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    2. I can see why, well you both and Sophie deserve it, if i died fairly soon, i'll be a ghost in your shop and will travel everywhere, well one can dream...i would stroke the mutli=coloured cat how \i love it, ...

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  9. There is something beautiful and fascinating about seeing the rain fall from the clouds in the distance. I remember the first time my Dad told me what it was it was I was seeing, I must have been about 9 and I was so amazed. I remember thinking 'How can I be dry, yet see rain falling!'

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    1. I remember the first time I saw this too Hayley-Eszti. Back in the 70's when I met Ron and he told me what it was. I was, and still am, amazed at this sight.

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  10. Gorgeous pictures of something I am beginning to miss more than anything: Rain! Watership down is a wonderful book. You will never look at a rabbit the same way again, at least I don't.

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    1. I agree Inger, rabbits will not be the same to me..........I feel I know how they exist and live so much better.

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  11. “Rabbit underground, rabbit safe and sound.”
    Love that book!
    Lovely views from your window, Jim.

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    1. I am happy I saw it one the shelf a couple of weeks ago while at work, Pat.

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  12. I know I read that book and enjoyed it - maybe time to put it on my read again list. My mind is becoming Swiss (as in cheese)
    Great cloud pics!

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    1. I am sure you have Sharon....somewhere along the way.

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  13. I would really enjoy a rainy day around here. We're finishing our dry season. And "Watership Down"! Yet another classic I've never read. Time to get it on my e-reader. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hey Mitchell, I hope you enjoy it.....and get some rain!

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  14. I am loving that little table with the flowers on it

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    1. That little 'TV table' would fit in very well in your cottage, John.

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  15. Beautiful photos, Jim. I too would lve to browse that shop and enjoy those views.

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    1. Thanks Terry. Between the htree shops here it makes for great browsing! Everyone loves to do just that.

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  16. I so love your gorgeous views from your shop

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    1. I am just plain lucky I guess, Kathy!

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  17. Are those green McCoy vases I spy on the floor?! What a perch!

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    1. Yes siree, Mick, that they are with one or two Shaunee thrown in for good measure! Drop by some time.

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