Showing Halifax

For the last couple of days we have been making little strategic forays onto the peninsula to show cousin Betty some attractions of Halifax.   Of course this means that we have visited some places we never visit (hear that Citadel) and some we keep close to (you're welcome Public Gardens). Monday we started in the Old Burying… Read More

Just a Perfect Day

Not much of a theme to this blog except a Saturday in July,  living  local and touring a cousin from away. We started at the old market to pick up  weekly fish from Off the Hook Community Supported Fishery.  We always enjoy a chat with our fisherman, Beau Gillis, from Freeport on Long Island. Beau was cutting… Read More

Fragments of Grand-Pré

We were in the Wolfville area for a couple of days taking cousin Betty from Mexico City to sample our wares, including a walk on the Fundy floor, eating our crustaceans, sampling Tidal Bay wines, searching out art installations and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site at Grand-Pré.  This post is about some things that attract my attention at the Parks… Read More

Celebrating the Icon

We have been exposing the cousin from Mexico to the charms of Nova Scotia which has provided me with a number of photo ops. As I reviewed images from the weekend there were a number of ironic building types that when grouped together give me joy.  Let's see what you think. A couple of the… Read More

Lunenburg Revisited and Beyond

We have been travelling and noticing so much I am nearly overwhelmed with visual riches.  First there were out of province experiences that involved collecting cousin Betty in Quebec and bringing her to Nova Scotia for the first time. We are now taking her places we like- she lives in Mexico City so it all is a… Read More

Fence Me Out

Lots of excitement (one way or another) about the Wonderland of construction cranes downtown. Development is a messy business and being a sensitive type I often wish there was a nicer edge between public space and the turmoil of building. So I was very pleased to read that there will be a wonder-wall built to… Read More

Give Peace a Chance

Last July I spent a joyful morning walking in downtown Dartmouth (maybe I'll show you more later).  Towards the end of my ramble I visited the World Peace Pavilion in Ferry Terminal Park (hope there wasn't a naming competition for the park). The Pavilion was created to house material collected from around the world by… Read More

Life after Parrsboro

My blogging colleagues the peripatetic Gillian and Drew have been joyfully sampling the Parrsboro shore.  Their enthusiasm made me revisit some photos from a very similar expedition Sheila and I took at this same time last year. We were based in Spencer's Island so we could go to the amazing Forager's Dinner at the Wild Caraway in Advocate.  There… Read More

Back to the Garden

  We are gardeners and this is a season for garden visits and renewed garden contemplation.  For the last year or two Sheila has been engaging all types of garden folks in conversations about the garden culture of Nova Scotia and what it might be. Maybe  our garden visits this spring have provided some clues or evidence. In… Read More

Opening Doors and Looking Around

We spent much of the day visiting Doors Open venues at a leisurely pace.  Everywhere folks  were excited and proud to be showing off their spaces and programs.  When I got home it was fun to review what I had been noticing - and to imagine patterns. So here is a real mixture of images from some of… Read More