Monday, August 31, 2015

Scavenger Hunt: August, 2015 ~ Nova Scotia, Canada


Can you believe it's almost fall,
or spring depending on where you live?



We Five:  Bertie (at the top), Barb, Donnie, Roy, and I

August means spending
time with my family
in Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia.



I love it when we are
all together again.



We always take a photo
of We Five!  Often many!



I hope that August has
been a happy month
for you too!



I can't wait to see
what each of you has found!







1.  Walk
Walking in Brier Island's Nature Preserve
My Sister Donnie and My Cousin Claire
Nature Conservancy Canada




An Amazing Place to Walk
My Brother Roy
Brier Island's Nature Preserve
Nature Conservancy Canada




2.  Horizontal
Horizontal Rows of Weathered Shingles
Digby



3.  Square
Square Window Panes Along the Waterfront
Halifax

  

4.  Diversity

What Real Grass Looks Like



 A Diversity of Plants
Smith's Cove




5.  Rough
Rough Surfaces Line an Underground Passage
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery




6.  Bow
The Bow of the Boat Is Looking Good
Annapolis Royal




7.  Joy
Pete and Bertie Making Dinner
for the Annual Family Gathering
at Pete's Pizzeria
I love the joy on my sister Bertie's face!




 Dining Alfresco at Pete's Pizzeria
a Joyful Time
Bertie and Pete's Home
aka Grammie's House, Smith's Cove




Joy Is Spotting My Sister Bertie's Book in a Shop!
"Oscar the Herring Gull" by Roberta Heembrock




8.  Forgotten
The Details of Their Lives May Be Forgotten, 
but Their Sacrifices Have Not
Local Soldiers Who Died in WWI:
Passchendaele, Somme, Vimy, LaJoux, Lens, Mount Sorrel
Admiral Digby Archives & Museum



Wounded Canadian Soldier
Battle of Passchendaele, November 1917
flickr:  Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Library and Archives Canada    license  




9.  Crowd
Sailboats Crowd Around a Buoy in a Race
Annapolis Basin Near Digby





Vegetation Crowds the Shore
Beautiful Cove, Freeport, Long Island



10.  Colorless
A Colorless Fog Moves Onshore I
Long Island




A Colorless Fog Moves Onshore II
Brier Island



11.  Friendly





A friendly greeting
met new immigrants
when they docked
in Halifax at Pier 21:
Welcome Home
to Canada



Between 1928 and 1971
over 1,000,000 people
entered Canada through Pier 21
in Halifax, Nova Scotia.










Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Halifax



Someone Wants a Friendly Game of Fetch



12.  Whatever You Want
This Storefront Brightened My Day
Annapolis Royal





Looking up Carmichael Street
Toward the Halifax Town Clock
on Citadel Hill





My Sister Donnie and Brother Roy 
Enjoy a Quiet Drink
by the Fire Pit as Evening Falls
Smith's Cove




Happy hunting in September! 

September's List:
Woven,  Repeating,  Greedy,  Flowers,  Curly,  Adventures,  Line,
Mesmerizing,  Triangle,  Dreamy,  Day,  Whatever you want


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

50 comments:

  1. Every one is super, but Donnie and Roy, subtle lighting, family togetherness, as in the ones above, this is a winner in my eyes. Almost spring, officially tomorrow, I found armfulls of daffodils, 3 pieces of batik to finish the quilt, a new blog friend, a stray heifer, and a visit to the library with some good books.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I couldn't believe my luck getting that photo of my brother and sister by the fire pit with the orange blue horizon in the background. Sometimes you get lucky! Armfuls of daffodils sound absolutely gorgeous. I hope that spring brings many happy things to you and Hugh! Hugs!

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  2. Such a great diversity of images! That rough passageway is very atmospheric and the square Windows were a clever spot! Your walks look enjoyable and so delightful to see the Famous Five united! Your sisters really look like you!!!x

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    1. Hi Kezzie! It's always wonderful to hear from you! Nova Scotia makes an interesting place to hunt for scavenger photos. I always love to get together with my sibs, and I can't help thinking of Mom who had the five of us in nine years ~ quite a handful, LOL Have a lovely start to your September! Hugs!

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  3. Beautiful shots! I LOVE the photo of 'you five'. Pretty awesome. That underground passage image is fabulous. And there's Sophie! She's so cute. I want to reach through the screen and scratch behind those ears.

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    1. Thanks, Martha! Sophie is darling! I've been thinking of you and sending you good vibrations. You have so much going on right now! Take care! Hugs!

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  4. The pizza place could be in a magazine. Really nice shots.

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    1. Thanks, Suzie! That's my grandmother's house which my sister Bertie and bil Peter now own. Once a year it becomes Pete's Pizzeria, and Pete makes his famous pizzas for the extended family: 35 that night! Sadly, the house has to come down in the next year or two, so we were all taking every photo we could. But what a fabulous evening! I hope the school year has started well for you!

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  5. Hey, I took the Alexander Keith's Brewery tour one time when I was in Halifax! It was a lot of fun!

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    1. Hi Debra! The tour was a blast! I had to leave Nova Scotia and travel the world before I understood and appreciated how much Halifax and the province have to offer. I was seeing Halifax with surprised and delighted eyes after London and Paris. Have a great day! Hugs!

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  6. Beautiful photos. Makes me want to be there. Plus you all looked like you were having a blast.

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! We always have fun when we get together! Our family is very close and we're scattered around the world, so we try really hard to get together at least once a year. Have a great day!

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  7. Not sure I've seen the square windows before, probably have gone by them a 1000 times though lol always lots to see indeed

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    1. LOL! It's the things we see all the time that we see the least! Halifax is certainly a great place for exploring with a camera! Have a happy day, my friend!

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  8. Great photos and looks like a wonderful time. The building in that third photo doesn't look too sturdy though.

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    1. Hi Alex! Those old buildings are tougher than they look, and it has stood on the Digby waterfront forever. I can't remember what's in the front, perhaps a restaurant. I couldn't resist those shingles because they have a striking texture. I'm flying early tomorrow, so I'm hoping I can see the IWSG announcement before I take off at DIA tomorrow morning. Otherwise I'll have to catch it in DC late in the day. Can't wait to see what the surprise is! Have a good one, Alex!

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  9. Great photos. Funny how many of us chose a boat for bow! Love the colourful storefront and the shingles. x

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    1. And here I thought I was being original and clever!! Great minds think alike, don't they? I thought the new participant (Lisa - great adventurer) had the most unexpected: the Bow River in Calgary! I've seen it many times when visiting my sisters. Have a great day, Julie! Hugs!

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  10. Great photos, but my favorite are the ones showing family time. How wonderful to enjoy life with your family. Wishing you a great week :)

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    1. Thank's, LM! I'm having an awesome week ~ but it's a crazy one. We're leaving early tomorrow morning for a niece's wedding Washington, DC. It's going to be a wonderful time. Hope your week is going well too!

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  11. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the photos of you 5 siblings and of Donnie and Roy having a quiet drink by the fire capture what is left unsaid: Where there is love, there is peace.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! You always brighten my day and make me smile. I wouldn't say there is always peace, especially in a hard-fought game of hearts. LOL Have a great week! Hugs!

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  12. I love the cheery store front in Annapolis Royal, Louise! Two of my uncles lived in Nova Scotia, one in Annapolis Royal, the other in Halifax. Your post has made my day, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Perhaps our relatives knew each other! Heck, maybe we're distantly related! My Uncle Stan Hinton had an antique shop for a number of years not far from that store in Annapolis Royal. And my relatives have lived in the AR area for generations. Have a lovely week, Linda! Hugs!

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  13. Your photos are full of nostalgia and love for both place and persons. That portrait of the 5 siblings brings a smile to my face!

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    1. Hi Barb! I smile every time I see that photo of my siblings and me. I dearly love my brother and sisters. And I love Nova Scotia too. It imprinted in my heart when I was a child. And it's my love for NS and the ocean that led to my blog name Fundy Blue ~ although the Bay of Fundy can be many other colors too. Have a lovely weekend in Breck! I'm thinking of all the lovely fall colors you will be seeing shortly. :)

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  14. What a wonderful set of photos I've enjoyed them all but particularly like colourless, joy, rough and walk:)

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! I hope that your week is going well! Hugs!

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  15. It looks like you've had a wonderful time with your family. The picture of your sister making dinner is really lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I loved the joy in her face. My apologies for not replying sooner; we were traveling to my niece's wedding in Washington DC. The ceremony is about six hours away, and I actually have a little down time. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

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  16. Some great photos of happy times with your family and some interesting facts too. Love Horizontal, Square and that very moody Colourless II.

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    1. Thanks you, Fiona! I really enjoy hearing from all you kind fellow scavengers! Now I'm at the wedding of my niece on the other side of our family. It's been hectic so far, but lots of fun! Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. A super collection as always. I really liked diversity and bow and Oscar the Herring gull - I like the sound of that book :)

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    1. Thank you, Louise! My sister's book is very poignant and sweet and based on a real seagull! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. My husband and I are attending our niece's wedding (on the other side of the family). Lots of fun!!!

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  18. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt. I really like your photos of colourless, forgotten, walk and crowd. Greenthumb

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    1. Hi Jill, and thank you so much! It's always great to hear from you. We're at a family wedding in Washington, DC right now. It has been quite a time. I hope all is well with you and yours!

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  19. My favorite photo is the first one, of you with your siblings. You all look so happy and like you love each other very much. xx

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    1. Hi Kay!!! Thank you so much; and yes, we do love each other very much. We always have fun together! I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner. We're in Washington DC for a few days. We flew here on the 2nd and are leaving for Victoria, BC in Canada on the 7th. Lots of fun and excitement. The wedding is in a few hours! Hope all is well with you and your family! Hugs!

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    2. How do you south easterners take all the humidity and heat??? I thought I was going to pass out on The Mall!

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  20. What a wonderful gathering - and such fun. The photo with the windows looks scary to me - I don't think I'd want to walk up there. Loved all the different ones that you used from your holiday.

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn! I felt the same way about that rickety walkway over the busy harbor road! I like to have an organizing theme for my scavenger hunt photos, although it isn't always possible. Lord knows what September's will be! Have a lovely weekend! Happy hunting!

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  21. This is a wonderful collection of photos for the August scavenger hunt! I would LOVE to visit Halifax so those photos stole my heart. ;)

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    1. Thank you EGCG! Halifax is an amazing city, although I never really appreciated it until I traveled to places like Paris and London. I guess people often think the grass is greener elsewhere, and then they realize that isn't! Sorry for the late reply; I'm in Washington DC for the wedding of one of our nieces. Have a lovely weekend!

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  22. It looks as if you had a great time and there was a lot of scope for taking photos for the scavenger hunt challenge and for the family album.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It was fun to use my photos of my family's time in Nova Scotia. Lots of opportunities to take photos. Material is everywhere if you look. And you find some wonderful things to photograph! We're attending a family wedding later today. I'm resting up, so I can dance the night away! Happy weekend to you!

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  23. Excellent hunt this month. You've shown a totally different side of Nova Scotia and what fun with your family. I especially like the colorless photo. Boy, you have been on opposite ends of North America this summer. Enjoy.

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    1. LOL, Julie! I feel like a whiplashed roadtripper! After leaving Nova Scotia to go home to Denver, I'm back in Washington DC for our niece's wedding; then it's back to Victoria, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. Won't see home again for a while. But my recently retired husband and I are having a ball ~ as long as we don't keel over from exhaustion! I hope you and yours are having a great weekend!

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  24. Terrific photos ~ sorry I'm late with comments. A truly wonderful variety you have sumitted!

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  25. A fabulous collection of photographs....love your family photos.

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