Monday, October 31, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change."

.....Thich Hnat Hanh (click)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Eclectic Tastes


Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

Let it 'fall', let it 'fall', let it 'fall'........

Ron and Sophie waiting for me to leave the shop....

This 'crazy quilt' was made in Bear River Nova Scotia.
It is now at the shop.

Sailing on the Northwest Arm in Halifax......

Rocky patch at the park yesterday morning....

Oak leaves.....

Monday, October 24, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"The most difficult times for many of us
are the ones we give ourselves."

...... Pema Chodron (click)

Taken yesterday late afternoon.......

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eclectic Tastes

Sitting here looking at the brilliant autumn leaves all around us.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

Out and about......

Sophie being very regal....

An antique quilt I purchased for the shop this week....

Imagine seeing this sunset from up there!

Elegant pine.....

Folk art sailboat......

Enjoying a fall boat ride.....before the snow flies

Hello up there!

A little beach in the park in Halifax.....

Ron and Sophie looking down at the beach....

Last weekend's full moon over the beach.....

Lone cyclist riding the Salt Marsh Trail....

This is a very old drafter's/drawing tool kit I got at an estate sale this week.

A look into the shop......

Monday, October 17, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"We have more possibilities available in each moment
than we realize."

.....Thich Nhat Hanh (click)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Eclectic Tastes

Back in 1980 we lived in Vancouver, British Columbia on Canada's west coast.
We moved there 'lock, stock and barrel' in a van that had pretty well everything
we owned in it.
We met up with a friend, Stephen, also from Halifax, who also moved there. 

A year later another friend, Frank, moved out as well.
It was 1980 when he arrived and he stayed there until about 6 months ago
when he returned to be with his sister in New Brunswick.
He was dying.
This past week he died.

Frank, we will never forget your contagious laughter and joy of life.....
the wonderful times and meals we would have at each other's homes in Vancouver.
Frank was a big man and very strong and when he danced he meant business
 and would always lead with abandon! lol

Thanks for these great memories, Frank and Godspeed.

This song by 'Blondie' was very popular at the time.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

Awesome autumn in Nova Scotia.....

The Mountain Ash had a good shake the other night!!

A very low Shubenacadie River in Elmsdale Nova Scotia.......
before Storm Matthew hit earlier in the week.

Beautiful blanket....

Ron wasn't alone the other day in Elmsdale, N.S. capturing the colour all around.

After the storm the surf was very active.....


The Salt Marsh down the road......

Lawrencetown Beach.......and MacDonald House on the hill behind.

Just hung this lithograph print at the shop....

It's baseball season in North America and this 'Meindl' figure
(made in Nova Scotia) is at the shop.

A better vantage point for 'surf photos'......

Monday, October 10, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"Now is the only time.
How we relate to it creates the future.
In other words, if we are going to be more cheerful in the future,
it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present.
What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now."

......Pema Chodron  (click)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Eclectic Tastes

I remember this song so well in 1964-65.
Little did I know (ok, it took me a while!!)
that it would have great significance
on my life in only a few more years.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends
and have a great Columbus Day in the USA!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

I never realized before I started blogging 
just how much the ocean is part of our lives.
It's in our veins.

Taken from the shop window on Wednesday....
ships waiting for entry into Halifax Harbour.

Speaking of entries......upper entrance to the park.
Dogs must be on leads here until a little further along.

The 'fall' colours are beginning make an appearance.

Coastal dune grass and Sophie......

Last evening on MacDonald Hill.....

October is a good surfing month here in Nova Scotia.

Looking towards Conrad's Beach and beyond to Cole Harbour.

These tiny Sea Gooseberries were everywhere at the beach this week.
What is a Sea Gooseberry?
Check here: Sea Gooseberry (click)

I always find these Sand Pipers very amusing in the way they scoot around
where the surf meets the sand.

The beach at dusk.....

Monday, October 3, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"The amount of happiness that you have
depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart."

......Thich Nhat Hanh  (click)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Eclectic Tastes

In 1961-62 I remember  a friend and I went to see 'Breakfast AT Tiffany's'.
I was 13 years old and very impressionable as any 13 year old is.
I fell in love with Audrey Hepburn,
and the featured song "Moon River'.

Hope you enjoy this step back into the past as much as I did.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday Morning Post

Moving into fall in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
and Nova Scotia)......

Passing the salt marsh....

Vintage chair from 1972......

I like chairs!
Here are three antique slatback chairs......

This 'tornado' cloud caught my attention at the beach this week....

From my perch at the shop.....where the river meets the sea.

A scene of which I never tire......

Ron and Sophie....

Just added these three vintage 1930's serving dishes from Mexico to the shop.....
love the colours.

The 'marine-themed' wall at MacDonald House where my shop is.....

Had to start the gas stove/heater this week due to chilly temperatures.......
early this year.

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