A Man and His Rope…

The picture tells the story… when you wonder if it was a wise choice to pick up the washed up rope and drag it back to the car for 8 km… Happy Sunday, Anna

First Snowshoe Outing This Winter!

I have made myself available this winter to lead snowshoe or hikes on Wednesday afternoons under the auspices of NSWalks and Cumberland County Rec. The local recreation department has a free lending program for locals and tourists where one can try out snow shoring or cross country skiing without investing their own money in equipment.Continue reading “First Snowshoe Outing This Winter!”

Time stands still…

A winter wonderland greeted us this morning. I can’t remember the last time I was excited about so much snow… it means we can do a snowshoe session instead of a hike on Wednesday afternoon. Yeah! The back yard looked magical! And the Canada Geese appeared frozen to the ground. Every once in a whileContinue reading “Time stands still…”

Recipe for a Great Sunday

The best way to reconnect with a friend after not seeing each other for a while is during a crisp winter morning at -11C with the sun shining brightly! Try it some time… it’s good for the soul! Happy Sunday from the Bay of Fundy, Anna

Frosty Saturday in Magical Light

The snow had stopped and the sun tried to break through the clouds this morning making for a surreal landscape experience. The chilly beach walk presented a strong contrast between silvery greys against colour-infused close ups. Wishing you all a restful weekend, Anna

Tranquility…

It’s a snow day today and I am grateful for yesterday, when on my way home from the Cape Sharpe hike I stopped at the beach near Partridge Island. The tide was receding. And all I did was listen, give in to the rhythm of nature … and breathe. I was reminded of that momentContinue reading “Tranquility…”

Rainy Landscape Musings…

On grey days one must look for colour, and delight in the small treasures nature presents. The way a raindrop captures the whole world and throws it back at us… upside down! Or how, by accident, the camera lens beholds that one magical moment when light appears in a flash… On these gloomy Winter daysContinue reading “Rainy Landscape Musings…”

Backyard Inhabitants

I love observing our resident crows and their antics. The species of crows living at the bottom of the yard bordering the wetlands is identified as Fish Crow. Fish Crows fit the standard crow shape: hefty, well-proportioned birds with heavy bills, sturdy legs, and broad wings. At rest, Fish Crows’ wings fall short of theirContinue reading “Backyard Inhabitants”

Memories are Golden…

…and so are images of favourite beach hikes. The Soley Cove group hike scheduled for today was cancelled due to freezing rain and overall inclement weather that has lasted all weekend. I took time to reminisce and decided to share images of this spectacular destination. I visited four times last summer and the landscape alwaysContinue reading “Memories are Golden…”

Reflections on a Grey Day

Yesterday morning’s snow had nearly melted by mid- afternoon. I donned my rubber boots for a walk about town and captured the inner harbour bathed in diffused light and natural grey scale any artist would love to explore. The circular slushy tracks caught my attention for their pattern and texture. I do look forward toContinue reading “Reflections on a Grey Day”

Sublimation…

…post sunrise. The view was spectacular once again this morning. Vapours rising from the Farrells River as it flows toward the Bay of Fundy, peaceful and mesmerizing! Happy Thursday, everyone! Best wishes, Anna

Snowy Surprise!

Daylight revealed a layer of snow blanketing the landscape this morning! No words are necessary to describe my surprise. There was a silver lining to the weather change… the Canada Geese had a blast getting a polar dip bath! Now, if that doesn’t put a smile on your face I will be surprised!😁 Enjoy, Anna

Afternoon Adventure in the Rain

I am sure everyone has a spot in the town or village they reside in that could use some attention. I have been walking past a popular teenage hangout on a wooded hill almost daily for two years now. It’s tolerable in the summer when the bushes and trees are in full foliage but onceContinue reading “Afternoon Adventure in the Rain”

Happy New Year!

It was a bit of a tough decision between cuddling the pups on the couch… …and grabbing my backpack to explore nature in the rain. The call of Clarke Head and the beach won out. I arrived about 45 minutes before low tide. The rain had stopped as soon as I arrived on the beachContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Spring Tide

We don’t see this often: a fishing boat visible from across the parking lot of the pier in full view! It’s a sign of the extreme high tides referred to as ‘spring tide.” Turning to the left toward the Minas Basin the Parrsboro lighthouse has waves lapping at the foundation and the approach to theContinue reading “Spring Tide”

Backyard Red Pine Tree Study

The bottom of our backyard is a favourite place for the pups to romp. This morning, with snow flakes dancing from the sky, I joined them in their favourite spot. It gave me time to take a look around. As branches were covered with a layer of snow I became more aware of intersecting linesContinue reading “Backyard Red Pine Tree Study”

Contemplative Walk

The light mid-morning was beautiful as I set out for a short walk through the Winter Wonderland, otherwise known as Parrsboro. I focused on familiar landscape transformed by the Christmas Day snowfall. I hope you enjoyed my Boxing Day walk. It was refreshing to venture out after two days in and out of the kitchenContinue reading “Contemplative Walk”

A White Christmas After All!

The snow began around midnight and this morning the world was transformed. At the bottom of the backyard Canada Geese are gently conversing with the ducks, floating on the river while Ash and Teak chase each other. Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas Day. May you spend it with family and friends, or celebrate it theContinue reading “A White Christmas After All!”