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”

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

Off The Beaten Path: Londonderry, NS

On our way home from shopping in Masstown we turned right toward Londonderry at the crossroads in Bass River. Finding our way to Londonderry, an old mining town, has been on our agenda for two years. The sun shone brightly but it was too chilly for a walk with -15C due to a steady wind.Continue reading “Off The Beaten Path: Londonderry, NS”

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”

The Last Day of 2022

From first light till sunset (which was not too memorable nor visible) it was a perfect day to say good bye to 2022. There was just enough time to get in one more walk at Five Islands Lighthouse Park Beach complete with collecting 7 lbs of trash. Good night world! See you in 2023! BestContinue reading “The Last Day of 2022”

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!”

Storm Day

The predicted storm arrived earlier than expected. The preparations this time around involve a bit more than usual with Christmas just a couple days away. I was able to tear myself away from the kitchen for a little while to make my way to Ottawa House Beach. I am so glad I got outside… TheContinue reading “Storm Day”

A Night of Music and Community Spirit at the Hall in Parrsboro

With four candles lit on the aAdvent wreath Christmas Day us approaching fast. After hosting a group of senior volunteers for tea and home-made goodies yesterday afternoon … …it was time for the Parrsboro Hall’s Christmas Concert tonight. Various music groups (choir, jazz band and the strummers) treated the community to a special performance. Dr.Continue reading “A Night of Music and Community Spirit at the Hall in Parrsboro”

Wet Weather…

It was wet and gloomy outside today. After a rainy walk in the morning it was time for some indoor catch up… First up: shaping and finishing up the rum balls. They are getting two thumbs up from the chief taster in the house. They should be good, I used a lot of dark rumContinue reading “Wet Weather…”