Step This Way

Recently we were driving back roads in the Ardoise district of Hants County with our friend Beth, who knows the lay of that land. I called for a photo stop when we came upon this former garage, because I'm fond of buildings with stepped gables. Beth remembered when the business was still in operation (not… Read More

Looking Spry

The day after the first snow storm I was up bright and early to take the car in to have winter tires installed. The dull and dripping morning was brightened by a chance to explore some of Spryfield on foot. Here's what I noticed. I'm fond of the rama suffix so it felt auspicious to… Read More

Tag Day

It's sad that every year, it seems, there is a little controversy around Remembrance Day poppies. Last year it was Don Cherry's "you people" rant, this year Whole Foods misstepped. One year people were shamed for making little interventions that would keep a poppy attached to their coat for longer than 30 seconds. Poppies are… Read More

Up the shore

Earlier this season we spent a couple of days on what I call the Parrsboro Shore. Others might think of it as part of the Glooscap Trail, or the heart of the newly declared Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. I suspect that many Nova Scotians have not spent time in this region. It is totally bubble… Read More

Saw the Light

Recently we had a couple of experiences with light that were delightful, memorable, and a long time coming. Venice on the Arm Venetian Night on the Northwest Arm is an event that has apparently been happening for the last 100 or so years. I've lived in Halifax for most of that time, unaware of this… Read More

Marque my words

Ever since the Queen's Marque development on the Halifax Waterfront was announced, some scamps on Twitter have been trash talking the project. Other voices said, wait and see, this thing is going to offer Library Level quality and excitement. The project is still under construction, but I've visited the edges of the site a couple… Read More

Iron Rich Liverpool

On the way back from Summerville Beach we stopped in Liverpool for a quick look at the cast iron fences that surround plots in the Old Burial Ground. The last time I visited these little iron delights was over 40 years ago so my memories were, let's say, sketchy. My first surprise was to realize… Read More

Down the shore

We spent a couple of days down the shore at a beach, and looking at the landscapes. You know what gets me noticing. Here is some more. Gable Ends So much depends on the slope of that roof. Take the LaHave Outfitters, it almost looks like there was going to be a flat roof, but… Read More