Monday, July 31, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"You don't need to see different things,
but rather to see things differently."

.....Surya Das (click to learn more)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

I remember when Nancy Sinatra performed this on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'.
Times were a-changing that is for sure.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

Embracing summer........

'Sandbar Island' (just made that up!!)
 was very popular one day this week.

Looking through a glass crystal panel at the shop.....

I could, and I do, stare out all the windows at the MacDonald House.

No man is an island....

This couple sat in their chairs and soaked up the view
for a couple of hours the other day on MacDonald Hill.

This gaggle of  Canada Geese fly low over Lake Banook 
the other evening in Dartmouth.

Casting early morning shadows down on the Atlantic Trail.......

Lake Banook is one very busy lake in the summertime.
This 'war canoe' was propelled by a dozen seniors the other evening.

Ron and Sophie walking past the lifeguards' building at the beach.

Kudos to the person(s) who made this 'welcome' display
down on the boardwalk.

Staircase to......the beach!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"To receive everything,
one must open
one's hands and give."

.....Taisen Deshimaru (click to learn more)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) was one of the first
musicians to whom I really paid attention to their lyrics.

Liked it back in the 70's as much as I still do now.

Have a wonderful Sunday/Monday everyone.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

As a high school vice-principal used to tell us boys repeatedly
" the ducks are on the pond, boys."


Since I opened the shop it is not at all unusual
to get calls from couples who are downsizing. 
This Duck Tin Toy was one of the items I bought the other day.
And it works!

We took a drive down (or up?) the Eastern Shore this week.
This is in Head of Jeddore near the Salmon River.

Beach scene down the hill from the shop....

This is Oyster Pond....along the Eastern Shore.
One of the schools I visited was from this commuity
when 'my circuit' was on the Eastern Shore.

Shop scene....

Back to Oyster Pond.....I used to eat my lunch here 
when I was a circuit teacher.
Not in that building above but the parking area facing it.

I hope we are done with the FOG!
Even though it does afford great photos, 
I don't particularly care for it.....
makes me a little claustrophobic.

On the hill last evening.....

.....and look who was coming up the other side!!

Wishing everyone peace and calmness......

Monday, July 17, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"All the joy the world contains has come through
wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains
has come from wanting pleasure for oneself."

.....Santidiva (click to learn more)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

I like this version of the classic 'Summertime' done by Billy Stewart.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

'All over the map' type of week....

Glanced up and out the window at shop......

A lot of fog this month so far sticking along the coast.
Usually it burns off by noon but the cooler temperatures keep it around.

One BIG mushroom (probably a deadly one)
sitting atop a nursing log in the park.

Moored boats in the Northwest Arm in Halifax.

Had lunch yesterday with two of my sisters, Paula (left) and Jo-Ann,
and of course my buddy, Ron (it just happened to be our 44th
anniversary as well).

From the Dartmouth side of the harbour looking
over to Halifax one evening this week.

George's Island is in the middle of Halifax Harbour.
You can barely see its lighthouse through the fog.

Can't imagine summers without daisies.

Preening gull......

The odd, but beautiful, couple along the trail.....

Green....and more green.

These three 'sunfish sailboats' were being towed out 
to the mouth of the harbour due to lack of wind.

The much-maligned slug (gastropod mollusc) on the trail the other day....

A dozen or so young women arrived at the surf shop (downstairs from my shop)
for surfing lessons the other day.

Now in tamer waters at Lake Banook in Dartmouth
these rowers were getting into a rhythm for an evening row.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Contemplative Monday

"Don't want anything.
Then you get everything."

.....Seung Sahn (click to learn more)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Eclectic Tastes

Time for a little country!
Love these two together.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday Morning Post

Loving July in Nova Scotia......

Cormorants love to dry off on the sandbar
 in the middle of the river at low tide.

Sophie loves the river as well where it meets the ocean.

Beam me up, Scottie!

I really like this part of the Atlantic Trail.

Now to Halifax's Northwest  Arm.....full of summertime sailing.

A 'wild' white Rugosa Rosa with occupant.

Sailing up the 'Arm'.

It was interesting to watch the interaction
between these two at Point Pleasant Park .

Walking through the wooded PP Park in Halifax
we came across these very large and bright mushrooms.

This is a blossom from one of our rose bushes
called Rosa Rubrifolia.

Our Kousa Dogwood is really showing off its blossoms this year.

And this Oriental Poppy made an appearance this week.

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