Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Problems

I currently have "lack of space" problems with my blog and unable to post at this time.  I hope to be back soon.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Drive

We recently did a little traveling in the USA.  We drove along upstate New York, into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on route from Ontario to home.

Rouses Point, New York 
Crossing the bridge from New York to Vermont
Our lunch spot at Alburgh, Vermont Welcome Centre
On route to New Hampshire
Enjoying the fall colours on our drive
Joe's Pond, Vermont
Tourist Information area at Littleton, New Hampshire 
Crawford Notch Depot, New Hampshire
Crawford Notch
Fall colours in White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire
Silver Cascade, White Mountains National Forest
Front balcony at Golden Gables Inn, North Conway, NH
We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here at this quaint place,  
Priscilla's Restaurant in North Conway, New Hampshire
We would highly recommend it.
Side garden at Priscilla's Restaurant, a little of everything.
Scenic view along our drive
Near Bucksport, Maine
Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, near Bucksport, Maine.
Observation tower on this bridge offers a panoramic 360-degree view, forty-two stories high – one of only three such Bridge Observatories in the world and the only one in the western hemisphere.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blue Jays in our Yard

When we were travelling in Nova Scotia last month I bought this peanut feeder hoping to attract Blue Jays to our yard.  Well, for the first month the Downy Woodpeckers were enjoying it.

Finally this week the Blue Jays have been coming into our yard.
And this morning I finally saw a Blue Jay eating the peanuts from the feeder.
I was so pleased - my new purchase was a success.

The Blue Jay is one of our favorite birds.  We love the brilliant colors.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Smuggler's Cove, Nova Scotia

Smuggler’s Cove Provincial Park located in Meteghan (Highway 1, Evangeline Trail) in the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores region is a picturesque picnic park with tables in an open field overlooking a small cove and cave. Smuggler’s Cove is so named as it was a prime location for the smuggling of liquor during prohibition in the 1920s. The cove fills with ocean water during high tide and becomes inaccessible but can be reached during low tide. Visitors may proceed down the 80 steps to the ocean floor during low tide. Interpretive panels on site explain the history of the area. A path to the viewing platforms and guided walks are available.

Rum-running Story

Down we go...
Late afternoon light for a beautiful view
The cave



Saturday, September 8, 2012

More Seaglass

Paul and I made two trips downshore this week to do a little beachcombing and here are my treasures for both day.   
Some of my special treasures.
A piece of mauve (top left), a couple of pieces of pottery and blues,
to name a few.
Several pieces of pottery, a couple pieces of citron and white milk glass. 
I had many nice rounded white pieces which are my favourite ones.

An afternoon strolling the beach is our favourite thing to do - waves, wind, sand, rocky cliffs and seaglass.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cape St. Mary's, Nova Scotia

Cape St. Mary's, along the French Shore of Nova Scotia, is another area that we visited during our travels last week, as well as Mavillette Beach.  A grey foggy day, at times, which only added to its beauty.

My cousin Brenda and I on Mavillette Beach
The dunes near the beach
The fog made the area quite interesting

Mavillette Beach
Cape St. Mary's area, near the lighthouse
Cape St. Mary's lighthouse
When I see these old houses, I wonder what is their story

Paul and I enjoyed exploring the French Shore with Bren and Gerry.  We will go back again as there is so much more to see.  A wonderful day.