Red Rocks Beach in West Advocate and Cape d’Or

I had the pleasure of leading a bus tour with 26 participants down shore yesterday. Our first destination was West Advocate where the Red Rocks beckoned. The group even spotted a seal close to shore in the waters of the outgoing tide. The landscape was shrouded in mist for most of the day. As weContinue reading “Red Rocks Beach in West Advocate and Cape d’Or”

When the Fog Lifted…

After a day of regrouping and dealing with a quiet house I made time for a Beachwalk. First and Second Beaches were shrouded in most, the fog horn sending its piercing sound across the water. As we rounded the point the fog had lifted and revealed some stunning colours. It was time to fully exhaleContinue reading “When the Fog Lifted…”

Soley Cove Vistas and Impressions

Soley Cove in my books has a special notation. I call it “The Magic Beach”! Today’s photo essay might just bring some magic to your day. Enjoy, Anna

Sharing the Experience!

As newcomers to the Parrsboro Shore you know that you belong once you have experienced the “Meeting of the Waters” at Two Islands around the full moon. Another new member to the community reached out last week to find out more about hiking and exploring the beaches. I decided to share the ultimate experience withContinue reading “Sharing the Experience!”

Jewels in the grass…

I haven’t had a lot of beach time lately but there is always something to appreciate! I call these raindrops “jewels” as they sparkle and glisten on the clump of grass… But then there is the evening sky tonight: emulating a water colour painting. So soothing and calm. May your Friday evening be blessed withContinue reading “Jewels in the grass…”

Random Impressions…

My days are filled with amazing sights. Sometimes my attention span feels challenged with so many note-worthy impressions. For today I just want to share some random images. Hope you enjoy the offering, Anna Please click on individual images to fully appreciate the subject matter.

Some much deserved backyard love…

…or more appropriately: Poppy Love! I have always delighted in growing poppies. During our last years in Calgary we had a poppy bed in the front yard people would drive to and take photographs of. We took some of the seeds with us when we moved to Saskatchewan. But, no matter how hard we tried,Continue reading “Some much deserved backyard love…”

Ocean Floor Impression…

The term “ocean floor” regularly draws attention. It is my favourite place to explore once the tide moves out. The mighty Bay of Fundy waters move “treasures” about, deposit sea glass and rocks while continually eroding geological formations. Enjoy today’s offering! Best wishes for a fabulous day, Anna

Another Day, Another Tour: Soley’s Cove at Low Tide

A vacationing couple from Halifax contacted me Saturday morning. Heidi from the Pleasant Street Inn suggested had passed on my information and we connected in person just as they were finishing one of the Pleasant Street Inn’s epic breakfasts. We met up Sunday afternoon and ventured out onto the mudflats together for a two hourContinue reading “Another Day, Another Tour: Soley’s Cove at Low Tide”

When the rainy day turns…

The morning walk definitely called for raincoats and despite the jewel-like raindrops on leaves and flowers it was a very short excursion through the neighbourhood. Eventually the clouds cleared and Ottawa House beach beckoned. I was pleased to see three Plein Air participants capturing the impressive vistas. Parrsboro Creative is currently hosting the International PleinContinue reading “When the rainy day turns…”

Rich Local Natural History

A half hour just before the tide rolled in last Sunday yielded some nice crystal finds at Partridge Island beach. Our area is a rock hound’s paradise and multiple-guided tours stop at this beach regularly. Parrsboro is uniquely situated on the Minas Basin and as such has had an important place in how the planetContinue reading “Rich Local Natural History”

Evening Light

After the weekly free concert at the Parrsboro Bandstand last night I took the long way home. I am glad I did: the hillside covered in lupins was well worth admiring. Upon zooming in I realized the colourful iridescent prisms covering the stems were… aphids! Nature is multi-layered indeed. The light was quickly changing alongContinue reading “Evening Light”

The Ever-changing Sky…

Yesterday was one of those days: The sky kept changing constantly. It made me realize once again how cloudy and clear skies can set the mood for how an image is perceived by the onlooker. Above are a few captures from yesterday. Contrasting these first gallery images with the second set you can really seeContinue reading “The Ever-changing Sky…”

A Misty Saturday

We are on our second day of on-again-off-again rain. I embrace these wet days as the landscape reveals vistas and textures often missed in bright sunlight. During my morning walk the bridge over the Aboiteau caught my attention. Rarely is the water this still and reflective. With the misty sky everything moves into focus andContinue reading “A Misty Saturday”

Dulsing Time is Here!

The first dulse harvest of the year is happening! Last year I was so new to this practice that I missed a few points but on the fourth try I felt comfortable…. It’s a busy time and our friend Patrick always invited a big group along. So I decided to head out an hour earlyContinue reading “Dulsing Time is Here!”

Lupin and Iris Patches by the Beach!

When a friend texted last night to invite me to walk with her I was able to show her some places about town she had not discovered yet! It’s always such a pleasure to witness newcomers’ delight in new scenery… I was excited about the change along First Beach. A week ago dandelions lined theContinue reading “Lupin and Iris Patches by the Beach!”

Sunset at Partridge Island Beach…

The light turns magical just before the sun slips below the horizon… a late day walk on the beach between Ottawa House and Partridge Island never disappoints. And look at those driftwood textures… Wishing you all a fabulous start to the weekend, Anna