Last month lucky for us, around 1AM, after about 4 hours of waiting, and the sky started to show some evidence of activity. I set up my camera to capture the sky and we were treated to about an hour of pretty amazing lights. The camera certainly enhances the effect but the lights and pillars […]
Here is my entry for guest host, Jude of Cornwall in Colors blog, of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge. Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. But this Texture caught our attention. It is locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark Temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river. It’s easily one […]
2013 -Market Square – We spent hours here making sure to see every craft store. There are some wonderful Finnish handicrafts here. We buy a couple of lovely wooden hats and a numbered print from a local artist of a reindeer . They did have many wonderful local crafts, reindeer antler bottle openers and wine […]
It’s always such a lovely walk in Sir Sandford Fleming Park along the beautiful North West Arm..Dingle Tower in background.
Another wave from Sunday’s action at Peggy’s Cove, NS. We all must stay off these wet rocks and we will be swept out to into the ocean .
I saw this bird and he caught my attention. In many parts of the world the Cattle Egret is as common as our European Starlings. In Nova Scotia it is an annual regular but quite uncommon and turns up in the oddest places.
2013- Helsinki airport is also modern, super clean and easy to maneuver. We picked up our bags and found an ATM. We looked at city map and waited outside for our bus. We traveled to the city by Bus. It was outside when we exited the airport and at 4.50 euro was a good way […]
In my backyard I saw these Northern Cardinals and are daily visitors .. This Bald Eagle was so happy grabbing this fish for his lunch . Red Foxes are widely distributed across all over our area. But they have smiley faces.
I woke up in the morning and I opened these curtains and a very Colorful Sunrise..
NOVA SCOTIA – Who’s the Fairest of Them All? – It has been said the male Mandarin duck is considered the most beautiful duck in the world.. We have been very fortunate to have the presence of this majestic creature in our province for a few months now and as I catch a glimpse (and […]
2013- Day 2- Church of the Spilled Blood Then we made our way to the Church was named Spilled Blood. We only wore T shirts because we didn’t think it was very cold, and it was warm. All the Russians wore big coats and jackets. We were OK, but I think they thought we were […]
I saw this bird doing his feather shake. He is a great poser. Goes to show how lucky I have been with this capture! Cleveland Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Thank you Sofia for this challenges. You can read her entire challenge post here. Driving along the road in India and this Exposure caught my attention. We were landing into Nova Scotia and this image was so beautiful and I noticed this EXPOSURE below. Is this a this an exposure…Cloud or a Cross?
2013 -We travelled Visa Free from Finland on ship to St. Petersburg for 3 nights in Russia. We checked in early at 3PM and they looked Passport. our online Reservation. They gave us their boarding card, room key, and departure card , arrival card and and immigration paper. We stayed on the 4th floor and […]
The Salt Marsh Trail is part of the abandoned Musquodoboit railroad that has been transformed into a part of the Trans Canada Trail. We noticed him when we walked along the Marsh Trail and he is named a CHIPMUNK. He is definitely a member of the squirrel family all over our area in Nova Scotia. […]
The Museum, along with the rest of Phnom Penh, was evacuated and abandoned. It closed between 1975 and 1979, and was found in disrepair. Many objects were damaged and stolen. The Museum was repaired and reopened in 1979. The Royal University of Fine Arts is located on the west side of the museum. It is […]
As a child I would stand in my backyard and look across the ocean in my mind. I could see a strip of the earth in the distance and I was hoping I could swim to the other side of our world and see all of our other countries.
We walked along the Halifax Harbour and saw the world’s largest USS Gerald R. Ford, aircraft carrier from the USA. They were carrying more than 75 aircraft and with a crew of about 4,500 personnel.
2011 -I am haunted by this place. I wish I had never gone there. and I wake up sometimes in the night and think of some of the tragic things that I saw and learned here. The trauma of that knowing is still with me. It was once a high school in the center of the […]
While I love the Autumn waves around Peggy’s Cove and in October there is a thing to behold. And I am looking from the parking lot to see the ocean. I noticed this bird is reflected in the water.
On my way into Halifax yesterday I didn’t make it very far because I had to pull over to capture the beauty of the basin.The fog bank looked like a huge wave. The water was like glass. Have a great day!
Prince Edward Island Highlanders at the CHNS Studio on Tobin Street,Halifax, in 1941 Halifax Barrington Street during WW 2
Michael Buble was such an amazing concert we visited last night. He is a Grammy winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer.
This monument was carved in granite created by William E. de-Garthe and located in the village of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is called: “A Memorial to the Brave People of Peggy’s Cove”. I think it was his way of showing his respect for the difficult life of a fisherman at sea. In 1926 William immigrated to Canada […]
Zoe loves hiking with us . She resting on the stone bench. These are beautiful bright Autumn Leaves.
On our way to Maine, USA and we stayed here in New Brunswick and such an amazing place we visited. Low Tide and swept out to the ocean. An ancient old ship from Spain.. Pat and Zoe are walking out on St.Andrews Pier
$49.00 day tour through Viator. We didn’t take a chance on going with the $25.00 tour sold in the Old Quarter, nor being ripped off with the $280.00 tour we saw online. Also we said no to the overnight option as the boats are all old wooden, and rats hiding out onboard Ha Long Bay […]
This Chipmunk is a great poser and he is staring at me. He is a lively critter and a members of the squirrel family. And then I noticed this other little Chipmunk and he is very smart.
OVER THE HILL -Cape Breton Highlands where the Mountains meet the sea. As we hug the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline, you’ll wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Guatemala -Pacaya Volcano is one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala. We noticed a bit it in the distance from across the water but we can’t […]
2017 -UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Site _ Located in Central Vietnam, a little over and hour drive from Hoi An. Upon arrival we board a shuttle to My Son which lies far inside from the gates. Our guide does a great job maneuvering us through the site with lots of explanation. It was constructed as Hindu […]
Tanzania- These elephants are so happy ..we are staring at them and they are staring at us China – We are so happy seeing this statue and makes us smile Cyprus – a great place we roamed around Australia – This Koala Bear is so happy on the branch and he is staring at us
Two little birds on their backs This is Zebra is staring at us. They are so happy together. And they are walking away.
AFRICA – He is happy lying on this branch above us and he is very SILENT. We noticed he has a long body and relatively short legs,
2012-We were too ambitious booking 6 safaris. So, we decide to forgo this morning safari and take a trip with our driver Happy to see this ancient historical site. An impressive fort that towers above the area. Steep climb to various levels where it is situated atop a 700-foot-high hill, bounded by an enormous stone […]
2012- Wake up call is 6 AM. After a much needed hot tea, we are off again. Good seat in the back of the Cantor and now we are better prepared for the cold with lots of blankets, and winter hats. I am standing outside of our jeep and I am smiling but I think […]
2012- Arriving from our 5 hour train trip from Delhi and off we go on Safari. We are so excited with the hope of seeing a tiger in the wild. We get the last two seats in the Cantor. Honestly, we have no idea what to expect. I’m on the edge of a very small two […]
Jan 10 2012 –We got up at 5 AM. The hotel staff brought us coffee and tea. We arranged two box breakfasts and the taxi arrived at 6 AM. We headed out on time to The Nizamuddin Train station in Delhi. Pretty hectic at the station. Lots of homeless people all over the place, but […]
All of these images and sites are my favorite finds. On safari I noticed on his bum two eyes, a long nose and a smile. This makes happy! Our grandkids kids, Xavier and Skye are so happy digging in the sand! Chiang Rai -The Long Neck Karen Tribe caught our attention. Weaving material and made […]
The estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke (1753-1830) was built around 1813. It was a four hour horse back ride to and from Halifax. He was a lawyer, office holder, and politician, and in Republic of Ireland. He arrived in Nova Scotia, via the West Indies and Philadelphia. He was a wealthy man and invested […]
Grand Reunion Finale Weekend – Halifax waterfront is gearing up for its biggest light show. We see so many lights on these boats cruising by and so many fireworks the sky.
2009 -This was a devastating time for the wildlife in this part of Africa. The drought destroyed so many animals, with no water or vegetation. We saw animals fading away and saw many animals dead. A difficult trip to remember. Wildebeests are getting so thin and some are dying. These elephants are hoping to eat […]
2009 – We enter the Serengeti and see some Coke’s Hartebeest. The one upfront is winking at me. Other than that, not much else. We are starting to worry that we won’t see many animals during this extremely dry season. Now…excitement soon returned. We spot two photogenic cheetah near the road way. Our guide tells […]
TANZANIA -This gorge is a steep-sided ravine about 30 miles long, in the Rift Valley. The Olduvai Gorge is commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” This is site was made famous largely by the work started in the 1930’s by Louis and Mary Leakey. It is one of the most important prehistoric sites […]
The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum was created by W. Laurence Sweeney’s son and daughters. We learned to convey the story of all the people of Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Limited A small but beautiful museum to learn about the history of the Sweeney Fisheries.We were here for research, but this is a museum for everyone […]
THE BEST MOMENT CAN BE THE WORST – On the edge of my seat in an open jeep. THERE ! A LEOPARD ! OMG he’s going to jump into the Jeep and grab me!! Driver says, “Stay calm, no screaming!” This is the excitement we signed up for. Somehow I managed to keep my mouth […]
2014 -Compared to Zambia, a very different view of the Falls on this side. Around two thirds of the Falls are located here….Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. Locals nicknamed the Falls “smoke that thunders”…I get it…roaring waters and cloudy mist. Even though we are here in dry season the mists rise […]
2014 -Our taxi driver was able to get us through Border Control to enter Zambia. With feet on the ground we reached our 100th Country. Goal accomplished!! We considered our driver to be our Tour Guide. From the bridge we had our first view of Victoria Falls during the dry season. Amazing view of the […]
On our way back from Cape Town we have an overnight stay in Johannesburg. Exhausted after our early morning flight, we can’t resist taking the rest of the day to see our surroundings. From the moment we enter our Hotel and we saw facts surrounding this dark period of South Africa are outlined in a […]
Day 1- We took a break from being on safari and decided to spend some time in Cape Town. Interesting sites to see in and around the area. Table Mountain-The view from the cable car on the way and at the top are spectacular. Surrounded by Twelve Apostles Mountains is one of most amazing sites. […]