Friday, November 4, 2011

Autumn Jaunts in Full Swing

Daddy Ron took me to the grocery store recently
and before leaving me in the car 
I had a "peewalk"
so I christened these beautiful grasses behind me.

 Another nor'easter paid our fare county a visit.
This is the view coming up the hill from the parking lot near the harbour in 
Point Pleasant Park.
~~~Notice the tree laying down~~~
This brings back 
that destroyed this park
and other areas nearby.
(You'll see many pics if you click on the link above)

 We thought we'd see more tree damage 
but "not so much"
thank goodness.

As we passed the Halifax Memorial
a Coast Guard ship 
was heading into the harbour.

The Halifax Memorialis dedicated to the over 3000 men and women of the Navy, Army, and Merchant Navy who lost their lives at sea during WWI and WWII.

Each year on Battle of the Atlantic Sunday (first Sunday in May) and on Remembrance Day in November, ceremonies are held to commemorate these sailors who gave their lives and whose graves are unknown.  

Nowadays, cargo ship after cargo ship
come into our port to unload goods
from the global community.
These ships are mammoth,
what you see in this picture
is dwarfed by what's under the water.
~~~Same principle as an iceberg~~~

 You see, as in many other places, autumn leaves
are everywhere.

 Even the Katsura Tree in our garden is looking very happy!

 The Dogwood is bearing fruit...a vibrant red....liking this!

The invasive Burning Bush as you can see
with all the seeds is ready to produce new ones next spring.

 But I enjoy scouting out under the Corkscrew Witch Hazel
because it is a good place to hide when need be...if you get my drift!

So I hoped this sojourn
gives you a better idea of 
what I see and experience 
most days in Nova Scotia.
I'll do it again for you
perhaps in the winter.