Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WHITENESS EVERYWHERE!



I took the guys to Point Pleasant Park the other day
and we parked on the lower level
beside this huge snowbank
covered in seagulls.


The tide was low so it afforded us an easy view of the lighthouse on McNab's Island.


Jim and I trotted up the hill which takes us into the innards
of the park where dogs are allowed to run free.


~~~ and Ron continued down the shoreline road
taking in all the quietness and serenity
of this bright winter's day.


a monument dedicated to
" To commemorate the personnel of the Armed Forces of Canada 
who lost their lives at sea in the performance of their duties and for whom there is no known grave."


~~~ floating aimlessly along the harbour shoreline
were these mergansers seemingly oblivious to humans
and vessels nearby.


The gulls outnumbered all the other birds as usual
which is just fine with my Dads
because the unexpected photo colours, angles and combinations
always result in "oh my, look at this!"


We are back Ron!
I think it's time to head back home
through the snow banked city streets.
We have to be so very very careful
driving these narrow routes
because damage to your vehicle
is so very easy,
as we can attest to, 
that's right folks!
We had a hit and run two weeks ago.
One good thing from all this is that we had a Malibu for the sojourn.
Who loves a Malibu?
We do!!


28 comments:

  1. Nothing like white on white with all its tones. Good post RDT! Oh, and Sophie!

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  2. Spectacular snow vistas Ron. You're really having a proper Canadian winter! Sophie looking resplendent in regal purple!

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    1. Sophie was in need of a jacket this winter so very cold like the 1950's and 1960's and whatever HRH wants HRH gets.

      Purple fit the bill very well!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  3. Snow galore, and " The Anchor" what a fitting monument for those lost. Keep well wrapped out in the cold. Purple, perfect colour for warmth, and regality.

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    1. The temperatures are hovering down low around minus 12 C not including the windchill factor which brings it down to minus 20C ~~ this is so unfair me thinks. Sophie wants to go our all the time. She just loves the cold. She is sitting on the sofa staring out the window ~ wishin' and hopin'!!

      Her jacket really is the best.

      The anchor has been part of our memories for so many years. Lots of people sit around the base all summer long!

      Cheers and send some warmth this way!
      Ron

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  4. A hit and run? The bugger. I hope the damage wasn't too, too bad.

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    1. This winter has been incredible Debra ~~ so many fender benders / hit and runs / ripped bumpers because the thin plastic tears when it get too cold. We discovered our front bumper issue 2 days (we figure) after it happened. ANyway, Jim call ed the insurance and before we knew it we were dropping the car off for fixing and we received a Malibu for 2 weeks. It was 2 weeks waiting because we had 2 more storms thrown in. No matter we got the car back yesterday and we are back in defensive driving mode.
      If you could wish winter away I'd be very happy.
      The $ amount was reasonably high but everything was covered.
      Now fingers crossed that it doesn't happen again.
      Ron

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  5. You have tons more snow than we do. If you saw our last post you can see the grass showing...and this is Alaska! Have a ball enjoying all that snow!

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    1. This has been a very unusual snowy / wet / icy winter, Ryker.

      We are getting more snow on Wednesday which will bring the total to 6 storms in 5 weeks!

      Time to move to Alaska, right !?! RIGHT!

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  6. Your white world is fabulous, Sophie - Ron does a great job of capturing winter's magic. Hope you and the guys stay safe on the slippy roads.

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    1. Waiting for another storm on Wednesday along with rain, so YES we are being super careful.

      SPRING do you hear me?
      Do not take your time please!
      Ron

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  7. Wow,, all that snow!!! What a wonderland you have!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Winter Wonderland for sure and we are waiting patiently for more today!

      No wonder they call us SNOWBIRDS up in these parts!!

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  8. Ron, Jim, Sophie - I had to send you guys this!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIQ_pJzU-rI
    We saw it on TV last night and burst out laughing at the ad - isn't it brilliant? Apparently it has won some kind of award here in the UK. "Sam" looks remarkably like Sophie! Now can she play the pan flute?
    Hope you enjoy it. Craig

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    1. We most certainly did Craig!

      Pan flutes and Doodles like scones and jam, right !?! Right!

      Thanks so much and I shared it with all my FB followers as well.

      Cheers!
      Ron

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    1. We are looking at the positive side of this winter with all the snow by clicking the camera more often!

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    1. It truly is beautiful to immerse oneself in winter as long as one knows the hazards and is so very careful!

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  11. Someone dinged my car in the Sobey's parking lot the other day. And then my daughter's car got damaged when her bumper got snagged backing out of a driveway ... Winter ! Bah humbug !

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    1. Your daughter and us are in the "CRUSHED CRACKED BUMPER" CLUB which apparently has a huge membership this year.

      So sorry your car got DOODLE-DINGED Sybil.

      It truly has been a crazy winter.

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  12. Your world is so beautiful with the white snow. That first photo, with the gulls and the big snow pile, truly captured my imagination. It's beautiful!

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    1. The gulls are just perfect it seems all in different positions and angles.

      I do enjoy seagulls as a matter of fact any bird will do!

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  13. Ron, I loved this collection of beautiful winter photos! I'm sorry to hear about the hit and run ~ That's happened to Terry and me before, and somehow you feel so violated. I'm just glad that you are okay! Terry and I are settling into our hotel, although we have to change our room in a couple of days. Terry extended our stay when he decided to retire. We've already reserved for next March!!!!! In two and a half hours, I will be covered by Medicare ~ how the hell did that happen so fast??? LOL! I now have internet in our hotel lobby, so I'm ~ bet you can guess ~ playing catchup again. LOL! Stay safe! Terry said you were about to be slammed AGAIN with another storm! You have my sympathy, even if the snow makes for fabulous photos!

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    1. Slam Bam Thank you NOT, Mam!

      That's my interpretation of 6+ storms too many this year since late January until the one this week. Mother Nature is not a happy camper this year. I just heard that in the 2009-2010 records of high tides etc that the Halifax area had 11cms higher water levels than anywhere on the east coast from North Carolina to NL. This sounds troubling to me. I keep trying to remember if I noticed water level changes that particular time period. Still checking old photos and what not. They say it has something to do with Gulf Stream perhaps.

      Here is a link ~ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-sea-levels-spiked-by-11cm-in-two-years-1.2974329

      Medicare ~ YAY ~ partay time now!

      Looking forward to your beach pictures. How about throwing in some surfer dudes!!

      Winks!
      Ron

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