Monday, November 26, 2012

Hemlock Trail Revisited....


Our one hour drives to the canal
always take me off guard
because I'm always surprised
and very grateful.


So come along and walk with us...
the video below will give you
an idea of the quiet,
~~~the forest quiet~~~
with a stream flowing
under a power dam
in the depths of the woods.





Here I am below the power dam with Jim.
He's picking up Mr. Orangie...


to throw him in the water,
rather shallow water


but sometimes one can get dunked
if one slips on the rocks...
DON"T LAUGH!


The hemlocks are so very tall and provide a shade canopy,
that we love to walk under.


Notice something special in the tops of the trees?
A design...!
We only saw it when we got home
and
sorted out all our photos.

Peace!

45 comments:

  1. This is so "heartfelt", the design is lovely. One Great Video, water, rocks, warm winter gloves, tall trees, I wanted it to go on forever.Sophie, say many thanks to your Dads for this, and for you being in it too. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Actually Jean....there is 20 minutes more of video and Daddy Ron is working on a sequel...we went down another trail and found more peace!

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  2. That looks beautiful! We want to go there but we first have to figure out how to drive the truck across the ocean so we can take our trailer. Hmmmm . . . might be a deal breaker. Rats!

    Your Santa Paws Seeking Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Pontoons under your truck and trailer...HUGE pontoons...NO?!

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  3. That looks like a beautiful trail. Where is it located?

    Ken

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    1. Not far from you Ken...In Gaspereau at the bridge, not the main bridge in the village but down the road from the Gaspereau Vinyards....Canal takes you to the power station (1km) in from main gate and then veer off to the left down into the woods and there are 2 trails in the wooded area. One takes you to the site near the lower end of the power station and the other trail takes you through a long trek along the upper end of the Gaspereau River. Very peaceful walk and you eventually arrive on someone's back pasture...take the path through the pasture and end up on the canal road again. We've been taking Sophie there for 5 years +...because she loves to swim but this trail is only new to us. Didn't do enough exploring...shame on us. Try it someone time and wear boots there is mud in some spots.

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  4. Sophie
    this special place is so beautiful! We would like to visit there too.
    We love the design in the trees all designed by mother nature.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Hey Tweedles that HEART in the trees made out day....hope it helps with love and peace in your family!

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  5. That's a peaceful place, well worth the hour's drive. I loved the pictures and the video.

    I don't laugh about slipping off of slimy rocks, slime happens.

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    1. Slimy rocks are the bane of our existence it seems....how many time have we all fallen into the cold wet water....MANY!

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  6. Those pictures look like postcards
    Benny & Lily

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  7. That looks like a very nice place to walk and it looks like you are still having fall weather out there conducive to getting outside.

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    1. Yes the snow is holding off in most of our area. These pictures were taken last week and they have had a skiff of snow since. A light dusting of the white stuff....Ken above can vouch for that, right Ken?!

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  8. What a lovely walk, I always knew trees had hearts!
    Ivan

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    1. You know you are so right....Ron loves and trees and taught Jim to appreciate them....many stories there!

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  9. You sure do live in a beautiful place.

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    1. We love nature and will seek out any place at any time....to share with you all!

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  10. You always have such cool walks Sophie. I have been out terrorizing my territories in the rain today. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Rain Rain Go Away........I hope you are SAfE!

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  11. The view of the tree tops reminds me of a kaleidoscope. Beautiful!

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    1. Now wouldn't that be cool...make a kaleidoscope and use these images....very cool!

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    1. Exactly, Debra! Just like I 'heart' you!

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  13. Beautiful trip you did, lovely place to go. He its raining all day and night...now its going to be cold.

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    1. Raining where you live then snow soon I bet. We expect snow here soon too...our skies are telling us so!

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  14. We think it's a heart. We were listening to all the birds on your video.....and then realised they were outdoors....BOL!

    That is such a peaceful place.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella &Roxy

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    1. Outdoors birds....hmmm...interesting.....just teasing.....sometimes you don't even hear the feathered friends until you "actually" listen and attune your ears to the sweet sounds!

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  15. I had to listen to the video with my eyes closed a couple of times, Sophie. The sound of the running water was so relaxing. What a beautiful place to walk! I'm sorry you got dunked. And I love that you love trees!

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    1. Trees....Daddy Ron used to lay on the grass in front of U-Hall...and look up the trunks of the elm trees....amazing. Now he drags me over there to show me exactly where...bless his little pea pickin' heart.
      Sophie Doodle

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    2. I loved those elm trees too, Sophie! The grass in front of U-Hall is a special place. Have you ever peed on the forsythia bushes in front of U-Hall? I only ask because I have a vivid memory of one of my sisters dashing onto those bushes because she couldn't make it back to Horton! We had been at a movie and had had too much pop to drink. I, however, made it to Chase! This sister still has bathroom issues - especially when she is running in half or full marathons! Sibling payback is so fun! Hee hee!

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    3. Who hasn't peed in the forsythia bushes....aaahhhhh....that feels better...and Ron has too...lol! Bathroom issues are a high-light of all our adventures even more so now...of course Jim wants the world to know he has good bladder control....yeah yeah whatever...Mr. Jim!

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    4. Sophie, you just make my day - with laughter!

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  16. Love that tree heart, but I love the tree roots in the beginning of the video too. Very cool.

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    1. I see what you mean Terry...I hadn't noticed those roots at all...thanks for pointing them out...so eerie and sculptural!

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  17. I see a beautiful heart! :) I love you, Sophie, even though i've never met you! Is that possible? Well, i for one think it is. And i love going along on your wonderful walks through video. You seem to love the hemlock trees the way i love the Douglas Fir trees of Oregon!

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    1. My Dads love Oregon....that is the first place they visited in 1979 and touched their feet into the Pacific Ocean....and slept on the beach at Cannon Beach...so many moons ago after cycling the coast. The Douglas Fir trees are immense and they are dear to their hearts, just like the heart in the trees they saw on our trek today! Thanks for this!
      Sophie

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  18. Wow! Your beautiful walk was exquisitely documented. If I were to do the same with many of our walks, even in some that appear peaceful in photographs, there would be traffic noise in the background. I left N.S. in 1991 after three years teaching in Bridgewater but living in Hubbards right on the edge of St. Margaret's Bay. Going back to school (Montreal, Concordia) when you are in your 50's is quite a change, but waking up and going to sleep to the steady roar of traffic on the expressway by my apartment was the biggest adjustment. I finally decided to "hear" that sound as ocean waves coming in to shore. I do go on and on, don't I? But, seriously, my method worked :)

    Sophie, I could have sworn I saw you pick up the ball and then nonchalently drop it, while giving Jim the "you come get it" look. As for not laughing, I once requested that of Bill and he said, "Would you settle for a mild chuckle?"

    Love, love, love the heart!

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    1. Carol....don't ever be ashamed of expressing yourself...we all have our methods and your's is quite captivating. SO you lived in my province and know the feel of the South Shore. We live on the eastern shore just outside Dartmouth near Lawrencetown Beach. We love this area near 3 beaches.

      Montreal is a huge, active and noisy city so I can understand the dilemma with the sounds. We live in the country for that very reason. Ocean waves nearby is the remedy.

      Sophie teases us all the time dropping the ball and training us to pick it up! LOL

      Mild chuckle as definitely permitted as long as their is a treat involved...

      Merci Beaucoup...

      SOphie Doodle here!

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  19. Wow Sophie this looks like a fun place to go explore.Maggie and I would "LOVE" to join y'all on your next adventure :P

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    1. Next adventure will come around soon....for sure...will call when we figure it out!

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  20. A beautiful walk ending with a heart found in the treetops!

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    1. Love is in the air or in the treetops!

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  21. Hi Y'all!

    Oh, your world is like a combination of both mine. Thanks for sharing.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. So you'd fit in just fine a way up here in dee North!!

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