Marsh Bubbles…

The marsh near Partridge Island sits on top of ancient basalt beds. With each tide cycle we witness tiny bubbles emerging from the porous rocks. Ancient indigenous legends tell us that the spots where the water bubbles are Glooscap’s Grandmother’s Cooking Pots. No matter how often I witness this phenomenon I never grow tired ofContinue reading “Marsh Bubbles…”

Treasure Hunt…

…on a frosty morning! Yes, this was the first frost we have encountered this fall. And a glorious walk followed. The sun was up and rapidly warming the landscape. The jewel-like ice crystals surrounding leaves and flowers melted quickly but not until I had time to explore nature’s gifts. Hope your Monday presented you withContinue reading “Treasure Hunt…”

Explosion of Colour

Each day there are changes… fall colours are getting stronger and more prolific. I am hosting our local Contemplative Photography group tomorrow morning, the theme is “Flowers & Weeds”. I look forward to everyone’s submission for the review. Fall is the perfect time to explore this particular theme. Here are a few of my findsContinue reading “Explosion of Colour”

And suddenly it is autumn…

I know, I know… there are still a few days of summer left according to the calendar and yet, the light has definitely changed. Sunsets tend to bathe the forest across the river in rich gold tones and burgundies push greens from creeping vines. The apples are ripening and the days are much shorter. AllContinue reading “And suddenly it is autumn…”

The Heron

During my walk along Ottawa House Beach earlier this week I met the resident heron. It’s been some time since I sorted him. This time he wasn’t nearly as skidding as before. I was able to approach to within fifty feet. It added joy to my day! Wishing you all a happy Thursday. Best wishes,Continue reading “The Heron”

Contemplative Moments

In Contemplative Miksang photography we respond to the Flash of Perception, that moment where our attention is drawn to a particular composition in nature or the ordinary world. These are, in some way, mini meditations: moments that drown out distractions like noise, or even the stunning landscape surrounding the “flash”. Give it a try sometime!Continue reading “Contemplative Moments”

Changes…

Labour Day weekend has always been a reminder that summer is slowly transitioning. This morning I was greeted by a chill in the air and I took note of how the sun’s path has gradually changed. I love autumnal light. It is softer and reveals certain details in nature we overlook during hot summer days.Continue reading “Changes…”

The final resting place…

We came across this remote cemetery today. The afternoon was perfect and we couldn’t help but stop and explore. The lichens called for a study up close… …and the ancient tree cast shadows! Happy Friday! Best wishes. Anna

Japanese Knotweed…

This rather invasive plant lines roadways in and out of town. It is one of the first plants to send up edible shoots in the spring and it flowers throughout the summer It is hardy, you can’t pull it, you can’t burn it. We learn to live with it! The bees and insects favour it.Continue reading “Japanese Knotweed…”

Destination: Parrsboro Dam

Ten months ago I tried to find the trail to the Parrsboro Dam for the first time. I didn’t find it then but I kept the goal to hike there on my bucket list. Yesterday was the day to visit…

And this was yesterday…

…Ice was flowing on the Ferrels River at the bottom of our back yard. A rare sight indeed but mesmerizing non-the-less. I think it means that winter is here and even the Bay of Fundy gets some ice the odd day. It has warmed up since yesterday and the ice has disappeared completely. The skyContinue reading “And this was yesterday…”

Layers and Texture…

Sunday presented us with some beautiful sunshine and during a short drive, we stopped to take in the view toward Blomidon across the Minas Basin. The reflection was mesmerizing and the way the sun illuminated the edges of the clouds was worth capturing in the image above. We had stopped in a little clearing andContinue reading “Layers and Texture…”

Fluffy Snow…

…is falling today! Discoveries galore: from little puppy footprints to maple leaves hiding under a white blanket to lichen growing in the trees, the gently falling snow dampens the everyday noises and hides decay fall has left behind. My favourite discovery this morning was the lichen and moss and how they welcomed the snowflakes, transformingContinue reading “Fluffy Snow…”

Perseverance pays off…

I posted about my quest to find wave action several times already… Last Saturday afternoon I jumped in the car and drove the 4 km to Partridge Island Beach. Once I parked the vehicle I had trouble opening the door with the wind pushing against it. Ottawa House and Partridge Island Beaches are more sheltered,Continue reading “Perseverance pays off…”