Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Scavenger Hunt That Wasn't: W is for Water


I wasn't able to participate in this month's 
Made with Love Scavenger Hunt.

This summer has been heavy on
battling unexpected demands,








maple.fearnleys




traveling abroad,


The Sculpture "Suncraft"
by Jón Gunnar Árnason
Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014

and wonderful times with my family.

It had been five years 
since all five MacBeath siblings 
were together in one place at one time.
So family trumped everything,
and it was pure bliss!


My Sister Barb and My Niece Heather
Heather was on her way to the airport to move to Surabaya, Indonesia,
and she drove out of her way to meet with "The Aunts."
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada 2014


So last night, I decided I'd put up a few photographs
for the first item on August's list:
W is for ...

W is for Water!
I've had a water-filled summer!

Peggy's Cove
Nova, Scotia, Canada, 2014

I Prefer Mine on the Rocks!




Ron and Sophie Doodle
Lawrencetown Beach
Nova Scotia, 2014

Ron and Jim, 
My Wonderful Buds 
Lawrencetown, 2014

Checkout Their Awesome Water-Filled Blogs:





Waterfront, Lunenburg
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia, 2014





Fundy Shore with Fishing Boat 
About to Go Through Digby Gut into the Annapolis Basin
Point Prim, Nova Scotia, 2014





Digby Gut from the Annapolis Basin Side
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, 2014




Water Lilies
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Nova Scotia, 2014





Tidal Mud Flats and the Town of Digby
From Joggin Bridge,
Nova Scotia, 2014




Fundy Blue Out on Her Beloved Bay of Fundy
Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014




Four Logging Humpbacks
Bay of Fundy, 2014




Heading Down the Slip
to Board the Petit Princess
Tiverton, Nova Scotia, 2014




Waterfront, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014




Waterfront, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014





Gulls on the Wing
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, 2014




Peggy's Cove
2014


Nope, you just can't keep this Pisces from the water!

I'll be back in the hunt next month,
and I'll be checking out all the hunters' photos very shortly!



September's List
S is for?,  2pm,  Car Park,  Hat,  In the mirror,  Garden,  Lock,  Nails,  
Lamp,  Street sign,  Game,  Out side your window


Thanks to Jill (Greenthumb) 
and her Made with Love blog 
for setting up the scavenger hunt.

36 comments:

  1. Thanks, Debra! It's scary how many I took! Have a good one!

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  2. Looking through your photos is like going on holiday. Thank you for a lovely virtual trip.

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    1. Thank you, Christina! I'm glad that you enjoyed them. Take care!

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  3. Loved your photos anyway, even if you didn't scavenge with us. Love that last shot of Peggy's Cove. x

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Nova Scotia is just so photogenic! I'm already on the hunt for September! Have a happy week!

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  4. Louise, this is a wonderful post of a great visit to your beloved province. My goodness you have a good 'eye', I love what you see.

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    1. Wow, Jim! You know how to make a girl's day! I spent many, many hours in my Uncle Kelsey's paint shop watching him paint. And my dad was a painter too. I spent many, many hours watching him. Then there was my mom. She didn't paint nearly a fraction of the time she wanted to, but she was always sketching. But boy, did she talk art! And she filled my head with art history which she was passionate about. I marinated in art throughout my childhood, so something must have penetrated my subconscious. It helps to take a lot of photos too ~ if you shoot enough, you'll get a good one. LOL! Have a great Monday, my friend! We're headed down the hill to home in a few hours.

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  5. Oh you are so sweet Louise, once the water gets in your veins a person becomes a different person, seeing things totally different (not water-logged of course) but just with a keen eye. You have a very KEEN EYE and there's no way around it ~~ love your view of the world.
    Did I ever say it was such a thrill to see you and Barb this summer, oh I'm sure I did! Gees, I was even "verklempt" at first but I soon came around. I do wish that the second visit was a "go", but some one higher than me decided "nadda gonna happen" this time. If only you gals were here now, I'd be able to keep the pace.
    Love the clouds picture on the waterfront, oh my!!
    Seagulls taking flight in Smith's Cove ~~ mmm!!
    Seagulls swamping the fishing boat ~~ I can hear them now!
    Of course the one of you grinning from ear to ear just says it all!

    All the best again too on your 30th Anniversary!

    Ron

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Ron! You and Jim are tag teaming me with wonderful compliments! You two know how to make my day! I wish our second visit had been a go too. We were so disappointed, but your well-being must come first. I would dearly love to hike over MacDonald Hill and along the beach with you three. Or maybe Peggy's Cove. And I'm thrilled to hear you could keep up the pace now. Maybe next summer you can come to the Cove and meet more of the family! Thirty years married today, I can't believe it! Thirty-two years together! Of course, you and Jim have us beat by a long shot. We're both fortunate to have found amazing life partners. Lucky you and me! Have a happy week!

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  6. Oh these are SO lovely!!! All SO different and yet all linked by the wonder of H20!!!! x

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    1. Hi Kezzie! It's always great to hear from you. Thank you for the kinds words. We'll be checking out of our hotel soon and heading down the canyon to the plains and home. I can't wait to visit all the scavenger hunt posts once I get home. Have a great week!

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  7. Wow, you really went to all the spots when you came back haha I've been to the waterfront, that is about it at my shack.

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    1. Hey Pat! We certainly did zig zag across the western part of the province. The waterfront in Halifax is really great! I have no idea where you live in the area, but you should venture out to Peggy's Cove or Lawrencetown Beach. It's pretty spectacular. You travel broadly in imaginary lands though ~ One day very soon, I'm setting aside some time to go back and reread your Bora Bora adventures! Have a good one!

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  8. cool water-related photos of your trips

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    1. Thanks, Adam! I hope you and Daisy are having a lovely long weekend!

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  9. "MacBeath"? You know, you're very close to what my theatrical designer Daughter calls "that Scottish play" but I see nothing but joy and exuberance in your photos. Thanks for these wonderful scenes!

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    1. Hey Geo! Thanks for the kind words. Yes, MacBeath! Actually MacBeth is anglicized. My roots are deeply Scottish except for a tiny bit of Dutch and French. My family history is like a roll call of the clans! We MacBeath sisters joke that we're more like the three witches in the opening scene of "that Scottish play." My sister Barb actually visited the remains of the "MacBeth" caste, Dunsinane Hill, and Birnam Wood. Lucky her! I so want to go there myself! My dad like to tease my mom, who was a MacDonald by singing "The Campbells are coming..." I remember her crushing a raw egg in her hand in the kitchen once, she was so mad. Dad would have been wearing that egg if he were within range ~ but then he made sure that he was always out of range! One of my best academic experiences ever was taking Dr. Brugaletta's Shakespeare course too many years ago. Have a great week, Geo!

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  10. No doubt good time with family trumps over. That's the investment you did with your family. Wonderful time you had.

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    1. Yes, I did have a wonderful time, Sangay! I hope that your week is starting off well!

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  11. Oh well there is all ways next month. It was nice to see your holiday photos, looks like you had a great time.

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    1. Hi Jill! I had an awesome time, Jill! I love Colorado, but part of me always longs for "home." Have a happy week!

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  12. I think Nova Scotia Tourist Board should pay you for this post! This REALLY makes me want to go there!
    I remember one of my customers (I was a travel agent for many years) told me that Peggy's Cove was one of his favorite spots in the world and he had traveled around the globe.
    Loved seeing your best buds with their sweet dog too! xx

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    1. Thanks, Kay! I know that you would love Peggy's Cove. It has gorgeous granite rocks like Stone Mountain, and they are so much fun to clamber over ~ although you must be very careful near the water, because the wet rocks can be treacherous and there is always the danger of a rogue wave. The fishing village is quaint and picturesque against the lovely scenery.

      Ron, Jim, and Sophie are amazing to spend time with. They went all out to give my sister Barb and me an unforgettable time. I can't believe that it was fifty years since Ron and I were in grade 8 together! We crossed paths our first year at Acadia University because we both worked in the library that summer of 1968.

      I can't wait to catch up on your blog. I hope all is well in your corner of the world and that you had a happy Labor Day!

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  13. I loved all your photos, especially the ones that include Jim, Ron and Sophie! What a wonderful time you've had!

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    1. Thanks, Martha! Ron and Jim were just wonderful to my sister Barb and me. We had the best time! Holy Toledo, Sophie really mangles Mr. Orangie! SQUELCH! SQUELCH! She is a sweetie. I couldn't believe that I was throwing Mr. Orangie into the waves for her to fetch. We gals and guys laughed ourselves silly ~ We had so much fun. You are going to have a blast visiting them next year. And I just know they will love you!

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  14. What a fabulous summer you've had! Love your "W".

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    1. Hi Terry! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my "W." Fabulous doesn't begin to describe my summer. It's right up there with the Summer of '69! Labor Day ~ Yikes ~ It's always hard to let summer go, even if I do love fall and winter. Have a good one!

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  15. Louise if I had known you were going whale watching on Brier, I would love to have joined you. Your photos show a relatively calm day, which is not always easy to find off the island, with whales as a bonus! Beautiful images from my favorite province. Hope you are well. Thanks for sharing these. Mark

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Mark! It would have been fun to have you join us! We saw more whales than any other time we have gone. My family has known Penny Graham, who owns Mariner Cruises in Westport, since we were all in high school ~ her husband Roy too, although sadly, he died in 2009. It was quite calm on the bay, but there were some large, wide swells further out, and banks of fog. It was great to hear from you ~ hope you are well too! I'll be catching up on your blog in the nest day or two. It has been a summer to remember!

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  16. Oh my…. I can see why you have to go back to your roots. Wow! What beauty.
    We Dreamers might take a motorhome trip to the Maritimes. Maybe I'll get to see some of this, some day!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting after catching up on my blog. You are such a good blog friend!

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    1. Thaks Dreaming! I do hope that you get to see the Maritimes. It is beautiful! It would be interesting to watch Mr. Dreamy drive the motorhome onto the Petit Princess ~ especially at low tide! I bet he could do it considering some of the places you have been! I enjoy you blog so much, and the blogs of so many wonderful people on-line. I'm perpetually playing catch-up though! I need a clone! Maybe two! Have a happy week!

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  17. How awesome to have all five family members together for the first time in five years! I can imagine that that was bliss indeed :-)

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  18. Loved the Photos Louise but I loved being with you when you took everyone of them :) I had so much fun touring around with you & meeting Ron, Jim and SD was a highlight!!! Hugs your little sister Barb - ha, ha

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  19. Oops - I guess I wasn't with you for the first one!! I believe you were with EP in Iceland

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  20. Lovely photos, you've probably got one for everything on this month's list anyway, apart from 'on your shelf'', and 'ball'! In fact, you having a ball would have covered that!

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