Saturday, March 14, 2015

MONUMENTAL HURDLE PT. 1


Do you see 
this grade of land?
this hill?
this mountain?
Oh I could go on!
Oh you want me too!
OK then ~~~ •*¨*•♫♪


 Do you see Sophie and Jim captivated by scents 
for HRH
and by the surrounding view 
for Jim?


I digress ~~ this is Jim's view,
a completely frozen bog area
so frozen that it may not thaw until summer.
Seriously, you never know!?!


and Sophie has reached the base of the hill 
and MAGNET-NOSE has discovered this ~~


the complete likeness of  an ELEPHANT'S NOGGIN
so much looking and feeling like a pre-historic mastodon.
But alas no scent,
move on!


So up the hill she continues ~~


 looking over her shoulder to see the frozen bog
and checking out Lawrencetown Beach
for any chance to maybe go for a swim.
Not yet honey!


Still building on the point of all this story ~~
 is Jim following the ice covered path
with a frozen Porter's Lake gleaming in the background.


Time to take a picture of this he decides ~~


 because even if it's winter 
and freezing cold 
and slippery slidey
and so very blue 
rarely do we see such beauty
unless of course you climb up this hill
and
well, just soak it in!


The beach below doesn't appear friendly yet.
The sand has not returned to cover the rocks
and the green grasses and flowers have not covered the landscape.


Yet none of this means anything because 
well just look at the SMILE on Jim's face.
Something's up!
Something's important!
Something's Monumental!

Come Back and Find Out!

26 comments:

  1. It looks like it is really worth it to climb that hill. I love the views from the top of the hill - the water with the snow and ice of winter all around it. I can't wait to find out the monumental thing on Jim's mind!!!!! I'll be back...

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    1. This hill is free for everyone to scale whether it be covered in ice and snow or smothered in fields of flowers. The view is 360 degrees so having the chance to climb the hill is a strong, strong hint re: Jim's thoughts at this time.

      Cheers!
      Ron (taking over Sophie's domain today it seems!)

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  2. Certainly worth the effort to get up there - the views are stunning. It's funny to think that in just a month (surely) the snow and ice will be replaced with colour and foliage.

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    1. I'll hold you do your prediction, Craig. This winter has been without a doubt the worst in decades. When the ice hit and "flash froze" that was game over for all of us. We had a hit and run due to Mother Nature, also unable to get out of driveway because of a unassuming grade of exit that just won't allow 2 guys like us to manage. I will not go on, but oh yes, one more storm arriving on Wednesday and the meteorologist promised that that would be it, NO MORE!

      Oh he thinks so does he, we'll see!

      But with this comes the SILVER LINING ~~ that fact will be divulged in my next post!

      Drums are rolling ~~~~~~~

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  3. It is all very beautiful. Hope that your storm today is not too bad.

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    1. We are sitting staring out the windows at the snow and hail spitting down now.

      SOON! It will be over (with fingers crossed)!!

      Ron

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  4. All we can say is WOW - just WOW!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. The major WOW will be divulged in the next post!

      Hang on to your tails!!

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  5. Beautiful beautiful photos and scenery, love it ☺

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    1. Sophie is staring at me right now as a huge storm descends upon us.

      Your kind words make all of this worth every little bit!

      Cheers!

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  6. I'm so happy to be back in the Mediterranean sun (and rain). But I must admit you always show winter in all its beauty. Can't wait to read more about the monumental hurdle.

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    1. So happy that you both arrived safely and that DD is managing quite well. What a month it has been for all of you! Why is it always February that these kind of things happen? I've always wondered about that.

      Yes, the next post will divulge something that has played on my psyche for some time.

      Anyway, I'm off to put this post together!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  7. What a hike this was for us '3 amigos', eh Sophie?
    So invigorating and good for the spirit.
    What's a little snow and ice anyway.......merely water with an attitude!

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  8. Beautiful!! Love the elephant.

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    1. Sophie was so intrigued with this driftwood ~~ loved it!

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  9. Ooooo, I love a mystery! Looks pretty damn cold there, by the way.

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    1. "The Mystery of the Hill" ~ mighty scary and friggin' freezin' too!

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  10. Is this what you see if you take the trail at the end of the Lawrencetown parking lot at the end away from MacDonald Hill ? I've never done that walk. Usually I go for winter walks near the shore but this winter has been so brutal it's been mostly just Shubie. 'course that little incident with the Porcupine on MacDonald Hill didn't help ... can't wait for the "big reveal" ...

    Hey, wait. Wednesday ? Another effin' storm on Wednesday. Say it's not true. It's raging out there right now ...

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    1. Yup that is the very, exact, spot on hill at the end of the beach. I was like you until 2005 when I was at work and a friend said that she walked UP the hill at he end of L'Town Beach. I said that if she can do it then I can do it!

      So UP we went and never looked back ~~ I lied we did look back at the UNBELIEVEABLE view ~~ seriously do make the trek!

      Yes Wed another snow event (as they say) !!! Sad Face!!

      BTW ~~ this hill has been looking at me all year as I drove by ~~ that's a hint re: next post!!

      Gotta run or slip as the case may be!

      Ron

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  11. Stunning views, albeit COLD ones! Looking forward to your next post....

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    1. I am working on the post with a video included!!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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    1. Just wait until you see where Sophie walks!!!!!!!

      Come back for Part 2!!

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