Friday, September 30, 2011

Sheer Happiness!

Martinique Beach
on a whim!
bright blue skies
lots of room to run
soft warm breezes
My Guys!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

OMG...a Caterpillar!

 Let's meet Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar...
 I know small creatures can be mighty scary
 can even boggle the mind
 but if you stare at it long enough
 with assistance from "you know who"
 you can make the meet and greet a positive experience

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red Sand, Everywhere!

I kinds/sorta think I was meant to be on this island.
My high lights match
My chocolate coat matches
My tongue matches
3 out of 3 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nasturiums, Fennel and a few Zzzzzzzz'S

On a beautiful hot day
I need to catch some
Jim's potted edible herb garden
is a pretty good place
to lay flat for awhile!

Monday, September 26, 2011 Cuz from Alberta!

I got the greatest surprise last week when
I got to meet Shelby on P.E.I.
She had been there vacationing since mid-August
and I can't believe she didn't call me to come over sooner.
No matter,
once we locked eyes
on my ball 
we were off to the races!
Border Collies 
to run
to drop the ball
to circle
forever and ever!

This was fine with me
'cos I love to do pretty much the same thing
only with a Maritime flavour instead.
~~~A rest in between~~~
Shelby was so fast,
that I couldn't get
a close up
that was
Oh, well,
I sure enjoyed 
Shelby's techniques
trust will
remember them
next summer.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Beyond Belief!

 Hey Ho!
Sandy noses
Were wolf eyes
Blond high lights!
It's me
Prince Edward Island!
 Absolutely gorgeous sunset greeted us on the beach
when we arrived!
 The water churning
winds ripping
Hurricane Maria
although far away
has set the stage for
an excitement
beyond belief.
What a time I'm going to have!
meeting my
western cousin

Monday, September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Invasion of the "Butterfly" Kite Surfers?

Hi, everyone!
Come here and take a look at what we saw today.

I just had to stop, take a breather and soak up all this action.

 We ran into this kite surfer dude, a couple days ago.

 After showing us what he could do...

 He gave us his email and we sent him some pics.

He knows his stuff and thanked us for sending them.

For their information,
I have so much more to do on this beach
than to watch butterflies 
flying all over the ocean blue!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Acadia University...My Dads' Alma Mater

This is the university where my Dads met in the summer of  '73.

The campus is covered in lawns, well-manicured green expanses which make the place feel rural and peaceful.

 This is my first romp on the lawns in front of University Hall and did I take advantage of it.

 Jim prepared to take quite a few photos under the mammoth elm trees that dot the campus.
(The University saved their
 elm trees from the dreaded Dutch Elm disease 
that wiped out hundreds, if not thousands of trees in the Annapolis Valley)

These are the front steps of U Hall which Ron used to coast down in the winter.
Oh BTW, Acadia University is in Ron's hometown of Wolfville,
so there is a lot of history to be shared at some point.

 This vantage point shows Jim and me.
You might notice the flag above us is flying half mast.
An unfortunate incident happened with a student last week
during Frosh Week and he lost his life.
The University is in mourning right now,
but I still wanted you to see the beauty
and peacefulness of this campus.

 On these steps many moons ago,
Ron was walking up these stairs to his graduation.
Now here are Jim and I walking down,
is there some kind of weird connection?
Could be.

 To the left of U Hall is the Manning Memorial Chapel
perched on the top of the slope.

 This Japanese Maple used to reach as far as the first set of windows.
It's amazing how tall it has become in 50 years!

I decided to collage the remaining pictures because I know this venture
down memory lane is only for my Dads.
I hope you get a feeling for this campus
from the style of architecture to tree lined walkways 
to green expanses and peacefulness.

 University towns are unique 
in that you have an influx of student population every September and 
an exodus every late April.
So much goes on if you are interested in partaking
from athletic games to symphonies 
to musical presentations and plays.
Families growing up in this environment are
exposed to a small sampling of 
what the world has to offer.
I trust my small world has opened your eyes
and you have learned something 
fresh and new.