Sunday, August 28, 2011

Road Trip, Part 3: Prince Edward Island and Quebec

It has been a while since I last posted. First, I was enjoying the trip; secondly, my laptop gave up the ghost last week. I'm back again, with a new machine, for a fresh start.

The stones in the photo, above, were on Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island, a bit of a detour on the way home. I love the bits of faded, denim-blue rocks and shells in this photo.

If you have read Anne of Green Gables, you can picture PEI. You'll know about the red sand and the shoreline.

This colour of sand and rock isn't found in my part of the county.

And, of course, I need to include a photo of the crashing waves! I couldn't get enough of that sound.

After a drive through parts of New Brunwick, Quebec was next. On the less traveled routes, one can pass through many small villages and spot cozy, old, stone homes and impressive churches. Stopping at local fromageries (cheese shops) was not to be missed!

I may have left the ocean behind, but the mighty St. Lawrence River was wonderful to see from both ferry and land. Now, it is also behind me.

It is nice to be home, but I miss my feeble attempts at ordering a meal with limited French, the roar of the waves, and the ever-present boiling tea kettle in a particular, unassuming, country house in Cape Breton.

Thank you for taking this trip with me. Just click if you would like to see Part 1 and Part 2. You'll find, for example, wild water and colourful fishing boats.

I'm linking with Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Please visit Mary to see her wonderful photos of the gardens at Alcatraz.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Laptop Down

I am sorry I have not responded to comments lately. I have been away and now my computer no longer wishes to compute. This is being written on my Kindle with two fingers. Miss you!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Road Trip, Part 2: Bay St. Lawrence

My current travels have taken me to Bay St. Lawrence, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

at times,
mystical, magical fog 
dances on the mountains

beautifully coloured
fishing boats 
in the welcoming harbour
when work is done

whether boat or person,
all of us 
a safe harbour

Thank you for your visit. I hope you'll leave a comment; I love reading them. (If you'd like to see Part 1 of this trip, click here.)

I'm pleased to be linking with Little Red House's "Mosaic Monday".

Friday, August 12, 2011

Road Trip Part 1: Roaring Water, Cape Breton

A road trip can be a wonderful thing. A friend and I are currently in northern Cape Breton. We spent a little time in Sydney and then started on our way "down north".

The Black Brook area on the eastern coast of the island was a spontaneous stop. Gorgeous!

I find the roar of the water hitting the rocks mesmerizing.

An unplanned stop on a journey is often the best kind.

I'll add more photos of this wonderful island soon. I hope you'll come back to see them.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zucchini and Tomato Blossoms

In a cottage garden, vegetables are planted amongst the flowers. Intermingled with my lilies and coneflowers are 4 zucchini and 8 tomato plants. I'm enjoying watching them grow and have eaten a few of the former. Several more are on the kitchen counter, ready to make their way to the freezer. On frosty winter days, I'll pull out packets of zucchini and tuck into my own small harvest. Or large! I may need some recipes...

These plants aren't as far along, but plenty of blossoms hold the promise of tiny Sweet 100 and larger Brandywine tomatoes.

It's funny how more growth is taking place at the back of the garden.

With Mother Nature's continued cooperation (there is a heavy rainfall going on right now), I'll have plenty of zucchinis and tomatoes to enjoy and share. It is a rather satisfying feeling!

Thank you so much for visiting. I've opened the garden gate at Fishtail Cottage where I'm participating in "Cottage Flora Thursday" . Take a wander over to see a variety of lovely blogs.


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