Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Paul and I are wishing our family and friends a very nice Christmas
and we hope that 2015 will bring you peace, good health, much laughter, happiness and cherished memories.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brookgreen Gardens Exhibit 2

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. 




Brookgreen Gardens Exhibit 1

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

Blooms in the Gardens

We enjoyed our first walk of this season at Brookgreen Gardens on November 28.  Here are some of the blooms that we saw during our walk that day.



Friday, December 5, 2014

My Memory

For my Mom today.  Thinking of you. xo

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

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

Start of Travels on the South Shore, Nova Scotia

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.

It's been 15 years since Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off
Nova Scotia, killing all people on board.  On September 2, 1998, Nova Scotians
near the coast felt their homes tremble as the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 plane
bound for Geneva, Switzerland crashed into the water a few kilometers off the
shore of Peggy's Cove, which is just across the water from the South Shore.

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...


Monday, August 25, 2014

Southern Shore, Nova Scotia


Paul and I recently took a week long trip along the southern shore of Nova Scotia (from Halifax to Digby Neck).  Over the next week or so, I will be posting photos of our adventures.


Monday, May 19, 2014

More of Portsmouth, New Hampshire

One of the interesting points of Portsmouth for Paul and I was the unique architecture of the houses in the downtown area.  We enjoyed taking a leisurely stroll about, and taking photos of some of those houses.
We will surely return to this area and explore a little more.