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Snowshoeing in February

This morning I took a few photos while out snowshoeing. The sun was shining and it was quite foggy around 9:00 am. The lack of good strong ice kept us off the lake. What a difference from last winter.

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No snowshoeing trip across the unblemished snow would be complete without seeing some tracks. On many occasions we’ve seen the little rabbit responsible for these. It doesn’t seem to venture very far. I was in hopes of getting a shot (From my camera that is) of it. No luck! But it left behind plenty of evidence to show it was somewhere in the area..

How are you spending these February days?

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Sunrise Over South Canoe

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

George Washington Carver

Here’s what I saw last week in the woods in New Ross–a beautiful sunrise overlooking the South Canoe Wind Farm.

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Posted by on November 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Busy Woodpecker

“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.”

These photos were taken in the spring by Black Duck Brook. As you can see in the last photo there was still plenty of snow.

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Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~~Jimmy Dean

The South Canoe Wind Farm just outside New Ross on the New Russell Road had its open house in June–Father’s Day actually. I’d heard that over 1000 people had signed up to attend! We’d been looking forward to going, but when the day came it was cold and rainy. While we did drive out, we weren’t brave enough to get out of the truck. These photos were taken while I sat in the passenger’s seat, dry and toasty warm.

The turbines are enormous as you can probably tell by the photos. I believe there are 35 or 36 and will supply power for something like 30,00 + homes in Nova Scotia.

 

 

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These photo will give a bit of an idea of just how huge these turbines are. The wet and fog didn’t make for super photos.

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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Sun Rising in East Dalhousie

There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same. ~~Carlos Santana

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There are advantages to rising early in the morning. Recent forest fires in British Columbia have been responsible for some spectacular sunrises earlier this week. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera on Monday when the sun came up bright orange. This snap isn’t nearly as vibrant and I was a little disappointed.You’ll have to take my word on it that it was spectacular.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Post Tropical Storm Arthur

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis

We found this robin’s nest in our grapevine the day after post tropical storm Arthur came through in July. They remained in the nest for twelve days and then were gone.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in grape vine, post tropical storm Arthur, robin

 

The Three Churches of Mahone Bay

 

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson 
 
In the stillness of the early morning, the view of the three churches is breathtaking
I love the scenery in Mahone Bay, a picturesque little town on Nova Scotia’s south shore. People come from all over to see these three churches. I had plans to go to a service in each one of the churches over the summer with a friend, but unfortunately life got in the way. I’m a little anxious to see the inside of these magnificent buildings. I guess I’ll have to wait.
 
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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in church, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia