Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday Morning Post


Reconnecting and house-bound this week........


 Back in the 70's we met a woman, June,  from London who lived here in Halifax 
with her daughter Katharine.
June is an artist and this past week she is selling a lot of her paintings and everything else.


You see, June is moving to northern France to live with Katharine.
Katharine is building a house and a business in a small village
in the country. The above photo is a design of her house.


It has been 20 years since we have seen either of these two ladies.......
our lives went in different directions.
It was so good to hear from them this week
and today they are coming to our place for lunch.
Then on Monday they are off to France to begin another chapter in their lives.


June's house in the centre of the city is up for sale now.
Now we have a good reason to visit France.


These next few shots were taken from within the house the past few days.


The weather has been really cold and icy....literally icy.


This is a folk art painting in our living room. I really like the simplicity of it.....
three women laying out the cod fish to dry in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


All this ice is gone now due to the rain we got on Thursday
before the 20 cm of snow we got the same day.


We are having a real winter this year.


Sophie LOVES it!
I don't know how she did it but she found the exact spot where her bone was.
She sniffed around a bit and dived in through the snow
and there it was!





18 comments:

  1. Very clever Sophie... now pick tonights lottery numbers please as your next trick. I rather like the folk art painting.

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    1. She'll do her best, Craig! But may want a certain percentage of your winnings!! lol

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  2. i like that painting too. how nice to have friends to visit in france. it's amazing how they know where their bones are buried! too bad my son can't be like that with his car keys!

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    1. LOL! I think a 'key hook' by the door may help!!
      I liked that painting the moment I saw it, Joyce.
      A trip to France will be on our list!

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  3. This is so wonderful and encouraging, and so many people love you 3 and I know why, the joy of it all, your find it, share it, and people never ever forget you and there you go you get to visit France, let me know if you need help with certain words, I'd be delighted...In my mind I have this picture of Sophie jumping into the snow way deep and it makes me smile, have a wonderful weekend u 3

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    1. Hi Lorraine. Sometimes Sophie is like a fox jumping headfirst into the snow and sniffing around!
      I will certainly need your advice and a few lessons in French! IMAGINE! With a French name like I have! Shameful!

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  4. How lovely to reconnect with your old friends again. I think you're getting a worse winter this year than we are.

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    1. You know Debra, I think we are! Ron was just talking with his brother in Edmonton and he said the same thing! What's happening?!

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  5. I love that painting. Did you know that in Sweden we soak dried cod in lye and then do something to it and make it a part of our Christmas dinner. No one really likes it, but everyone eats it because it is a part of the traditions. I love that you met up with your old friends and that the daughter is taking her mom to France. Go to France and find your roots.

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    1. Cod was a staple around this area for decades....before the cod stock was depleted.
      We plan to go France to do just that, Inger....oh, and also to drink wine, coffee, and eat pastries and cheese!!

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  6. How wonderful to reconnect with old friends. It sounds like they are embarking on a wonderful adventure and change of lifestyle.
    I love the folk art painting. Such a vivid picture of what was probably part of daily life.

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    1. It really was good, Pat, to reconnect. Katharine already lives there and her mother is going to join her. They both lived there when Katharine was a child.
      I have been trying to 'find' the artist of this piece of folk art...all I have is her first name...Josie.

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  7. Keeper would love your winter! He so loves the cold, the colder the better! What little snow he has seen here he rolled and rolled in it. Refusing to come inside, he just laid in it and slept! Nice to see old friends :O)

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    1. Keeper and Sophie would have a ball here Texan! Sometimes she refuses to come in too!

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  8. You have certainly been having a winter, Jim! I enjoyed your Scrabble post, Jim! Congratulations on your win. I haven't played in a while with Terry. He's amazingly good! Maybe I can get him to play a game this weekend. I enjoyed your post today. You would love France, and I hope you get to visit your friends there. When I look at that painting, I swear I see Newfoundland not Cape Breton. Thanks for all the support you have been giving me with my northern posts! Your encouragement means so much! Take care!

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    1. Thanks Louise.
      I though NFLD at first too till I noticed the tartan on the woman in the middle. I think you are correct though....back to NFLD it is!!
      I know I would LOVE France.....half my 'roots' there. we will get there.
      And you are welcome Louise, I think what you have taken on with the 'letters' is incredible.

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  9. Sophie is a smart girl! I bet she was really excited to find that treasure of a bone. I hope you get a chance to visit France. I've never been, but my brother has gone several times and he loves it.

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  10. What a fabulous house Katharine is having built! I really like modern designs, though our house is more mountain lodge. I just took my 6 month old Lab Grand Dog on a long walk - she dug up a banana out of a snowbank! I almost couldn't get her to drop it. Love the edits on the ice droplets.

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