Remember to Remember

Do you do anything special on Remembrance Day? When I was a child, in the early 1950s, we always went to see the large parade. I don't know where the parade started; we watched as it came down Robie Street and passed Jubilee Road. Large formations of army, navy and air force, each in their… Read More

I’m gonna make your life so sweet

Makes a nice light snack Halloween, the festival of snacks, reminded me to review my candy wrapper collection (mostly saved in the 1970s). I've posted a couple of blogs before about candy ephemera but it turns out I have not shown you some of my favourites. (Blogs here and here.) For example, look at these… Read More

Clocking In to Halifax

As we change our clocks (and renew our supply of candles), it's a good time to notice some of the public clocks around town, and acknowledge a few others that have disappeared. Halifax is clock-centric; we celebrate a 215-year-old clock as the icon of the city. I've always thought the base of the Old Town… Read More

Gone, but not forgotten

To grow as a noticer you need to be challenged so your understanding of materials, and design, and technique is constantly expanding. Recently three people, whose work helped to train my eye, died. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge them and their creativity. Hal Forbes If you live in Halifax you have seen… Read More

Cobbled Together

At the end of summer there are usually a few choice beach cobbles rattling around in the trunk of our car. They were selected during walks on the shore, because humans are wired to search for the perfect stone out of the billions spread along our coast. … Read More

Entrance Examination: Old School Style

All the chaos around back to school reminded me that I've been noticing the entrances to older school buildings in Halifax. An example of what gives me joy is the robust entrance to the 1930s Oxford School. Dinosaurs get this view from their cars, waiting on North Street for the lights at Oxford. [caption id="attachment_8266"… Read More

Tickets please!

Have you been following all the fun people are having with Halifax Transit's announcement of a new BIG ticket? Fun and outrage. The new ticket will be the size of a $20 bill. Suddenly folks are interested in ticket design, so it seems like the perfect moment to share my little collection of, and my… Read More

The Weekend

So are you panicking because summer is speeding past? We know the feeling and are trying to do slightly more than wave as the season burns on through. As proof of concept, here is some noticing that happened last weekend. First thing every morning I take a short stroll in our garden. As the days… Read More