Spring in the Cove: Eight

In the nineteenth century many people gave their houses names. For example, Clifton, Rosebank Cottage, and Renova Cottage are names of houses at various Nova Scotia Museum sites. It amused us to name our property Rockburn, because it is rock rich and has sort of a brook (burn), and Sheila grew up near a community… Read More

When this you see, remember me

Every Wednesday, since the outside world shrank, we have a Zoom happy hour with a group of friends. In one of the gatherings we were all mourning cancelled trips, and wondering if we could ever feel comfortable travelling again. Then we started talking about little things brought back from trips in the past. Carol disappeared… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Seven

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I’m noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I’m doing anyway. So, our landscape has evolved… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Six

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I’m noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I’m doing anyway. So what has happened since… Read More

Contagion at Sea, c1875

My grandmother experienced an infectious disease outbreak 150 years ago. Her little story used to sound antiquated, but now we all know how it feels to have an invisible threat suddenly arrive, and how it changes our lives. Mary Davis Armstrong was encouraged by her son (uncle Maurice) to record stories from her interesting childhood.… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Five

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I’m noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I’m doing anyway. Being able to shelter in… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Four

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I’m noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I’m doing anyway. When it rains or is… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Three

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I’m noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I’m doing anyway. This is a special moment… Read More

Spring in the Cove: Two

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I'm noticing in the spring landscape, and around the site, cause that is mostly what I'm doing anyway. Tangible proof of the outside… Read More

Spring in the Cove: One

At the best of times, I have a short little span of attention, and THESE times are not helping. So while we isolate here at home, maybe I can show you what I'm noticing in the spring landscape, cause that is mostly what I'm doing anyway. Sunday has started with the most beautiful atmosphere: still,… Read More