Thursday, June 26, 2014

LIFE IN THE CITY


As I saunter through the grasses at daycare soaking up the view and the moment


my Guys are off on a day with  themselves in the city


ducking under an eavesdrop of this modern building to avoid being pelted by hail


no kidding these things sting when they hit your face


but they were determined to get indoors at the public market 
a stone's throw away


above the public market 
where the view is picture perfect
for the cruise ships that arrive daily
~ the hail was far off in the distance ~
thank goodness!


the discounts fly in your face
to keep the visitors 
in this neighbourhood
instead of having them bus off
to other popular scenic places


 this cool car has caught Jim's eye
keeping him on the trail for the day


these heritage buildings wreak with history 
and now are 2014 modernized


offset with more glass 
and
our flag 
getting ready for 
CANADA DAY 
JULY 1


into MEC ~ 
they have been members since 1980
when they first lived in Vancouver
where MEC originated


sailing passed fancy restaurants
and pubs
the guys knew they had a good day
and 
headed back to pick me up!


They are so entranced with windows 
no wonder,
look!
~
The thing is, once in awhile, we need to experience our own interests
so I am all about sniffing and licking
and
the guys just love seeing the world from their own
unique perspective.

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes,Miss Sophie,change is as good as a rest.
    Jane x

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    1. This is so true JaneDoodle ~~ today I'm off to daycare and guess what "I'LL BE SO TIRED TONIGHT".

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  2. Hey, I toured the old Alexander Keith Brewery the last time I was in Halifax. As I recall, that's where the Farmer's Market used to be until it moved to its fancy-schmancy new building, which I haven't seen yet. Halifax is such a fabulous city!

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    1. The fancy-schmancy new building ~~ well let's see ~~ it's is in a very scenic area especially for the cruise ship liners but as is the Maritime way, the place isn't open enough only on weekends brimming with peeps. Not enough people to support 7 days a week, we are so used to new things that don't live up to the hype. Jim brother loves the place but we aren't that impressed. Now the old Brewery Market ~~ full of character and life ~~ loved this place. A few vendors still set up shop there. There now you come visit and tell us what you think!!!!!!

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  3. Sophie your Dads had a great away day.

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    1. Oh they do enjoy their free time, always talking in human talk about where and what they have been doing to me.


      Huh?! What about me?

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  4. Adventure in the city..how lovely & scenic the sky :) The sporty car fits Jim just perfect...;)

    ciociao Ron
    elvira

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    1. Hi Elvira ~ oh yes these guys were on a mission even if the hail fell on them ~ the walking / fresh air and people just put smiles on their faces ~~ not to mention the sporty car!!

      Sophie ~~ Hi to CJ & Laccaille!!

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    2. :) I give CJ & Laccaille a Hug from you, Sophie....ohh..I don't know why my profile pic doesn't show up.....i'm so sorry...no idea...!

      ciaociao
      elvira

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    3. must be a hiccup in the system .... this PP is very nice!!

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  5. Sophie, I think you have the better deal, running in the grass and playing. Now that I know I can get 15% off on a cruise ship, I think I'll buy one. I love a good sale (yes, that's a pun).

    Love,
    Janie (

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    1. Oh JJBUG you are full of puns on this sail ~ lol ~ 15% I sure hope that's enough to entice you!!

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  6. Every day is special in its own way!
    love
    tweedles

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  7. Loving the photos and the view. Have a great weekend...

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    1. We will definitely have a great hot summer weekend here on the east coast of Canada with our Canada Day celebrations just around the corner on July 1st!!!

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  8. Great photos of your day in the city. I love the cool edit of the reflections shot.

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    1. Another moment of 'what will happen if I do this?'

      The city gives inspiration always!

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    1. City Life can be daunting unless you know where to unwind!!

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  10. Great post, Ron! That last photo was spectacular! Last week we had a sudden hailstorm with grape size balls of ice. Fortunately it lasted only about three minutes here, and then the hail shrank and turned to rain. The intensity and length was erratic. My friend Sharon who lives near me, and four others by her, have to replace their roofs. And I had breakfast with Cheri a week ago. She and Gary had their home nailed while we were gone. They have to redo their roof and deck ~ another storm. Bad stuff! But fascinating too! Have a good day!

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    1. Your hail sounds like baseballs to me ~~ not for me Missy!

      We get this tiny stuff all the time, now we are bracing for HURRICANE ARTHUR!!!

      Holy Frig!

      NOT FAIR!!

      DID YOU HEAR ME!!?

      Sorry hurricanes are getting on my nerves, so many in the last decade and they destroy all of our jungle garden ~~ flatten it to the ground ~ it will!

      Oh well, such is life in the Merrytimes!!

      (Good thing it's now and not the end of the month, right!!!!?~)
      Ron

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  11. What a place, especially when seen through such observant and appreciative eyes. (I want to buy a cruise ship for 15% off!)

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    1. Quite the deal, eh!

      People would be lined up for miles to get a deal like that!!

      Now it's time to find some more deals in my fair cit-eh!!

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  12. I do love that last picture, the window.
    Right up my alley!!
    Looks like everyone had fun that day,
    despite the hail...
    We had some here too recently,
    and let me tell ya:
    It doesn't do my scalp any good!!
    :D

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    1. Ping Ping Ping with an occasional dent me thinks!!

      The window was on the same building ~ the other side as we crossed the street and entered a parking lot running to get undercover from the hail!!

      Warped windows in the hail or rain ~~ gimme gimme gimme more!

      Ron

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