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

Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail

I left off with this image yesterday. Today I want to cover just a few basics to help you feel more confident once boots and snowshoes are securely fastened to your feet. If this is your first time on snowshoes look for fairly flat terrain. With your trekking poles for balancing support try and slowlyContinue reading “Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail”

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

Phinney Green in January

Yes, it’s January 18th and we are exploring the Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark beaches! I had planned a hike a little closer to Parrsboro but after the snow and rain we had last weekend access was too uncertain. Instead we carpooled to Phinney Green, about 10 minutes further down shore toward Advocate Harbour. With fiveContinue reading “Phinney Green in January”

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…”

Ward’s Falls, Part 2

Two days ago I quickly posted images from the afternoon group hike to Ward’s Falls. Today we woke to a surprise snow day. We weren’t supposed to get this much white stuff until further into the weekend. But, here we are, somewhat housebound. And before I immerse myself in a long overdue studio reorganization IContinue reading “Ward’s Falls, Part 2”

Winter Walk to Wards Falls

Wednesday afternoon means hiking time for anyone interested in Parrsboro. I was joined by four like-minded people eager to explore one of the best woodland hikes in the area. 16 bridges lead the way to the falls. No words are necessary as I share this afternoon’s stunning scenery. Hopefully everyone enjoys the images as muchContinue reading “Winter Walk to Wards Falls”

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”

Fox Point Beach as The Tide Recedes

Fox Point Beach is located in the small community of Fox River. From the first time I visited here it has always held special attraction for me. Andy Goldsworthy, English sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist who produces site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings has actually worked on this particular beach. IContinue reading “Fox Point Beach as The Tide Recedes”

Wasson’s Bluff Excursion

I kicked off a new and free hiking program in Parrsboro today. The fact that one hiker showed up means that it is already a success! Maddie and I set out to Wasson’s Bluff as planned. But as we arrived at the beach we assessed our situation in relation to the tide and decided toContinue reading “Wasson’s Bluff Excursion”

Best Birthday Ever!

What does a cargo space in our SUV stuffed with beach trash have to do with the best birthday ever? It signifies the sense of community along the Parrsboro shore where friends come together and pitch in to reduce trash along the Bay of Fundy.. Together, in 2.5 hours, we pulled 175.5 lbs of trashContinue reading “Best Birthday Ever!”

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 Snowy Morning…

The “big” snowstorm passed us by last night! The air was refreshing making for brisk walking conditions for our weekly walk. My “snow maidens” were hesitant at first but after a short review of dressing in layers and keeping our core warm we soon fell into a good pace. Big smiles, sunshine and a blueContinue reading “A Snowy Morning…”

Throughout the day…

It was another chilly and breezy morning but the light was truly magical. We set the tone with a brisk walk… and everything falls into place after some fresh morning air. We experienced a little big of everything and were even treated to blue sky this afternoon. A weather system is on its way butContinue reading “Throughout the day…”