Sunday, December 28, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
For the Into the Woods exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, the Horticulture Department uses natural materials and plants to create a fantasy forest scene complete with a holiday feast for the animals as the centerpiece. The fantasy forest continues outside the window of the gallery to create the illusion of bringing the outdoors – indoors.
At Brookgreen Gardens there were two new Christmas exhibits this year. This is part of the Santa portraits.
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, features paintings by Tom Browning, the world's premier Santa Claus artist.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The town is known for a history of wooden boat building, the main industry in its earlier years.
The view across the harbour is of the three prominent churches: St James' Anglican; St. John's Evangelical Lutheran; and Trinity United, which has become an iconic image of Nova Scotia. Mahone Bay has a number of upscale shops and restaurants which are designed to appeal to the tourist industry.
|Mahone Bay's iconic "Three Churches" on the waterfront|
|The harbour area of Mahone Bay|
|Interesting style of house|
Monday, September 15, 2014
On our drive from Halifax to Chester Basin, these are some of the sights we enjoyed on our coastal drive on the Bluenose Coast.
|A common scene of fishing and sailboats|
|Checking out one of many beach areas|
|A perfect place to live|
|A painting on a fish shack at the Hubbards wharf area|
|Near Chester we found this interesting stonework (wall and the sheep) in the garden of a local artist. The tree in the background is made of driftwood.|
|A closer look at the driftwood tree.|
|We visited this Monument showing the names (229) of all those who died.|
|The Seaside Shanty Restaurant|
Don't let looks deceive you. They serve a wonderful chowder and delicious fish cakes. The Blueberry Grunt dessert was "wow"! We will definitely dine here again.
More to come of the South Shore of Nova Scotia...