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.

15 comments:

  1. I just love your dog, Sophie...she seems like a wonderful companion. And I wish we had more autumn leaves and season changes here in Hawaii...though we can't complain at our different kind of beauty here in Hawaii. Take care.

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  2. Gorgeous. The colours are so vivid. Such a beautiful area.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  3. Autumn is so gorgeous where you live, Sophie! We hope the nor-easters are over with for the year. They cause too much damage!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  4. Beautiful photos and descriptions. You ARE the voice of Nova Scotia Tourism!

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  5. Beautiful pictures - I love the harbor!

    XXX

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  6. sophie, you know so much about all the trees and bushes around you!!!...such a well rounded doggie you are...the photos are all lovely...it's so very pretty up there...as are you girl!!

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  7. Fall is such a colorful time of year. We especially enjoyed the leaf and berry photos, and of course all the photos with you in them, Sophie!

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  8. I'm with Mitch - you're really selling the place between you three...

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  9. It`s a beautiful area where you live -thank you for sharing your walk with us Sophie -loved that last shot . Have a great weekend x

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  10. purrty days in Nova Scotia
    Benny & Lily

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  11. I can't believe how mild your weather is! Think I'll move...
    Terry at Moondance

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  12. So sorry Terry that you can't make your comments the way you used to...I'll see if there is something on my end that's causing this problem. The anonymous is Ok for now I guess.

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  13. Oh if only the winds would remain peaceful! No big blowys! Stay safe!
    love
    tweedles

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  14. I love seeing your fall colors. The vibrant reds are especially beautiful. And, wow, that's a big ship! Your world is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi Sophie- thanks for taking me along on your doggie walk. It's fun to see things from "your" perspective--

    Those nor'easters can be deadly- I'm glad this one did not bring a lot of destruction- the other storm wrecked such havoc!

    I love the photo of you sitting so pretty in front of the grasses--
    Vicki

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