Friday, May 31st, 2013

Image 2Val, Elaine and I headed to PEI on the ferry Friday a.m…alas, my fans, I left my computer and camera cable in N.S..IMG_1961As always, the scenery in PEI is amazing. We stayed in Montague, with the welcoming Delores. Lots of laughter, but beautiful weather, staying on the deck till 9 p.m., plenty of good food and wine, helped us out. I felt a little lost in the late evening, being “unplugged”.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

IMG_1934Downtown Halifax was such a treat for me…don’t get here often enough, but in for a Book Club. Love this building’s mirrored windows…a new sighting.IMG_1938Another new sighting..these crazy lampposts by the waterfront. It wasn’t dark enough for me to see  them lit up at night.IMG_1940And a Naval vessel, to remind me of our working harbour. I felt like a tourist in Halifax, which I found to be a fabulous city.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

IMG_1928So, I was sitting outside having a coffee , early, on this lovely day..and heard a loud sound above my head. I imagined a huge bee, and since I couldn’t spot it, thought it might have flown into the house, but I discovered that a humming bird was the source of that sound! I opened more doors and windows, but it kept going to the transoms, which don’t open.IMG_1931When I left the room to get help from “my man”, and returned, the bird had flown our coop.

IMG_1933We decided we should encourage the humming bird to use a feeder, to keep it from trying to get to our brightly coloured indoor geraniums, and also thought that screen doors would be good….an idea that I love, so the humming birds adventure created a positive outcome. Have to love serendipity.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

IMG_1922 IMG_1925Look what Frank made today…seats 8, even more if tiny…he really enjoyed the day in the sunshine, being industrious. And we both really enjoyed the outcome.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Image 1Well, I had a book that needed to be read by Wed. p.m. for a meeting on Thurs…and my body helped me out. Sick, I just had to hang out in bed today and read, a few trips to somewhere now and then. Finished the book, “Indian Horse”.”.Canada Reads” for 2013, really worth it. Anyone with a love of hockey would want to read this book, but it’s not necessary to enjoy it.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

IMG_1918Sheep at the local “farm” near us…often horses, goats, turkeys, and chickens sporadically appear. These sheep reminded me of New Zealand, where you find sheep just about anywhere that grass grows. To see these sheep, with the ocean setting, houses in the background, always feels so incongruous in Nova Scotia. But so does most of this wild eastern shore.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

IMG_1903Setting up train tracks, like playing with Lego, never ceases to be enjoyable. Forest and I spent a few hours happily engaged in this engineering feat. I think he was telling me, “stop taking pictures and move your train on out”…

Friday, May 24th, 2013

IMG_1883A full moon outside, one of the joys of living out here is being to see that moon. Love how “painterly” the photo looks with its blurriness. Sometimes, for me, the imperfect is more perfect.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Image 4Do you see the otter?  A sign of spring, and we’re looking for those before summer is upon us. A warmish, misty, rainy day, comfortable to work during– no pull to be outside. That worked for me at Art Group, just, I don’t need this EVERY day…


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

IMG_1850 IMG_1851 IMG_1859When it’s gray outside, the blues and yellows catch my eye even more than usual. Nice.