Monday, May 29, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"Do appreciate the past,
anticipate the future, and
most importantly seize the present."

.....Cheng Yen (click)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

Oh 1977! I had hair back then. And when I watched this video
by The Eagles, I had a glimpse of what I looked like back then......
the drummer/singer of this piece stole my hair!! lol

Enjoy this classic everyone and have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

Soaking it all up.....

The front garden taking shape.......

Getting set .......

Sophie chillin.....

Where the Lawrencetown River meets the Atlantic......


The city of Halifax taken from Eastern Passage about 20 miles away.....

A 'drive-by' shot.....

Crystal/glass table......

Since I wasn't driving......

Amazing what I miss when I am driving.....

At the shop.....

This is a very old 'cheese round' box from a cheese factory
in Mabou, Cape Breton.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"To live life fully means to take care
of your life day by day,
moment to moment,
right here, right now."

                                                            .....Dainin Katagiri   (click to learn more)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

It is the 'Victoria Day' weekend here in Canada.
We Canadians honour Queen Victoria for her
contributions to society during her long reign
by recognizing the Monday before May 25th as a holiday.

This piece is from the ITV series, 'Victoria'.
It is very well done and educational.
I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

Hello summer!!!

It is very typical here in Nova Scotia to not have a 'spring' at all.
One day it can be 3C and the next 33C.

Everything is 'greening up' very quickly....everywhere.

Our Jade plant is growing like gang-busters....must be the coffee  I feed it!

Glorious day at the beach yesterday morning....Ron and Sophie.

Remains of an old British fort at the park....

Looking west on the beach yesterday......

The squirrels are really quite tame at the park.

 Looking east on the beach.....

Sunset on the 'hill' Thursday evening.....

Our 'Star Magnolia' full bloom......the insects are loving it!

It was a true coincidence that I put this framed 'Jacques Cartier
Erects the Cross' print in the shop on the 375th anniversary
of his 'founding' of Quebec.

Same sunset....different angle

The backs of blossoms can be just as interesting......Star Magnolia

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"Dare to believe there's a song in your heart.
Dare to believe in your dreams.

.....Josei Toda   

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

This song was probably my mother's favourite.
And this one by Patti Page was probably the one she heard most
back in the early 50's.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day everyone.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

Out and about......

Taken from the shop....these surfers were checking out the conditions.

I 'found' this wonderful  'folding table and chair' set this week.
It was made in London, Ontario back in the '40's.
It is heading to the shop soon.

....down on the boardwalk....

We have a small Acadian community down the road from us.
There are about 34,000 Acadians in Nova Scotia.
That would be about 3.8 % of the population.
My great-great grandfather, Theodore Cuvelier,
was considered to be a 'late Acadian'.
He arrived after the deportation of the thousands of Acadians 
which started in 1755 and ended in 1763.

Must be SPRING! The cyclists have returned.

A green house.....

I love it when I don't drive!

Highway to nowhere?

We love 'our' trail down at the beach.
It is part of the 'Trans Canada Trail'
that stretches across our great country from coast to coast.

A 'nursing log' doing what it does best.

This is a chestnut bud just beginning to open....nature at it's best.

What a way to end the week!
This is one of a few of Egrets that are settling-in near the marsh
opposite the beach.
They are attracting a lot of attention.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"Confused complicated thought
is the source of all suffering.
Find again simplicity and clarity of heart."

.....Dugpa Rimpoce

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

Here is one of the most moving songs I have ever heard.
It is by Kate and Anna McGarrigle 
and was written by Anna in 1975.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

'Fog sandwich'......

The top layer of this 'sandwich' is filled with sunshine and flowers
from our garden.

The 'filling' is stuffed with fog ....
like the one above of the Atlantic View Trail. add a little 'green filling'
from Birch Cove Park in Dartmouth.....

....throw in 2 cycling enthusiasts on the Trail.....

.....a good 'shake' of runners will add the spice..... for a dash of  woodland at Birch Cove.....

.....a 'mound' of golden spread from Hawkins Hill.....

......a smidge of well-rotted organic matter......

.....add a view from atop a high hill....

.....make sure 'first responders' are close by.....

.....and a quick exit is possible if needed.... hold all this 'filling'
 now let's add a double layer of sunshine!!

.....what can I was a great way to end a week of fog.

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