Wednesday, September 28, 2011

early morning

It was foggy this morning...and our first frost was on the ground. Half an hour after these photos, it was a bright blue sky with not a cloud. The leaves are starting to turn, and it's getting a little cool to have morning coffee in Purgatory.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

a little tour

We were over in Kentville yesterday for an appointment, and then did a little tour. First, to Port Williams for lunch and a quick visit to an antique store in a four storey barn. I was more enthralled with the barn than the antiques...there was so much stuff in there it would take many, many visits to see everything. But I do love a good barn, and this one is amazing.

After that, we swung by Halls Harbour. Usually we seem to tour through there in the off season, so it was nice to see everything bustling. The scent of fish and chips in the air had me wishing we waiting to have lunch on the pier. Next time!
these dahlias were in a vase attached to a bench on the pier

tide is low...notice where the boats are in relation to the pier

some bright flowers in the foreground...a nice foil for the rusty ship

high and dry...the boats rest on the harbour floor when the tide is out

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspirational Calendars

Last year, I made a little list of things I wanted to accomplish this year. One of my goals was to create an inspirational calendar for 2012 and I've finally finished. You can view the whole calendar by clicking on the left and right arrow keys below the embedded image.

Or, you can click on this link, and you'll be taken to the calendar at where you can preview the calendar with much larger images.

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Flowers for you

A few flower photos to brighten the day. (although it doesn't need brightening around's a glorious sunny day!)

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Tourist Trap

A couple of weeks ago, John and I made the trip to The Tourist Trap in Musquodoboit Harbour to drop off some more windows. I thought you might like a little tour of The Tourist Trap. Meet the owner...Holly. Should you ever head down that way, you can stop over for a lovely meal and meander through the shop (perhaps purchase a stained glass window?). And...there are several options if you'd like to stay over. You can check out the rooms available on the website:

Holly - owner and manager and all around great person

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the rising moon

The moon was just amazing a couple nights ago, as it rose into the sky. We were sitting outside on the deck, and John went inside to get my camera. I did not feel like taking photos, but am glad he kept after me until I did. Thank you John!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dancing In The Moonlight

As always, I couldn't wait for the glue to dry to show you my latest window creation. I call this one "Dancing in the Moonlight". Yellows, purples, and blues with a moon, stars, and 4 dragonflies...and a white frame (sized 34 1/2 inches wide by 27 inches high). I'm loving the way it turned out.

Upper Window Detail - moon and stars

upper window detail

lower window detail - dragonflies

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Beach Meadows Beach

Some more photos from yesterday's drive....these were taken during a fantastic long walk at Beach Meadowns Beach.

welcome to Beach Meadows Beach

Sand pipers or plovers?

Riley with her shadow and reflection

John and the girls

Patterns in the sand

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Big Skies

We went out looking for big waves...courtesy of a tropical storm passing by far off shore...
Western Head
...but we were unsuccessful. Instead, it was all about the sky today....
...I have been playing with my UV filter (edited: whoops...correct that to read polarizing filter) and finally have photos of skies and beaches that don't looked washed out.
Photos of Beach Meadows coming tomorrow.

Monday, September 5, 2011

playing with a new toy

I treated myself to a new lens, and have been playing with it taking random photos.

socks on the line
I headed out early this morning to try the new lens further afield.
the lake on our road
Down to the coast...
Blue Rocks
...where the sun disappeared...
Blue Rocks
...and back inland again...

...where the sun was shining. Cows seem to be a new favourite photo op for me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Good night

We just returned from a lovely overnight visit with G and DIL and Miss M. The first thing I did when we arrived home was take photos of the setting sun (while John slogged inside with the dogs and suitcases!). Good night!