Friday, 31 May 2013

What's On This Weekend? Morning food.....and a roast beef supper!

Lots of morning meals to consider this weekend, enjoy the warm weather this weekend!


Saturday, June 1
Pinehurst hall,
7 - 11 a.m. 
$7 per person.

June 1
Country Breakfast.
Chester Basin Fire Hall
7:30-10:30 a.m.,
Various menu selections.

June 1,
Italy Cross, Middlewood and District Fire Hall. 
6- 11 am. 
Adults $7; children (512) $3.50. 
Everyone welcome.

June 1, 
St. Norbert's Parish Big Breakfast 
Central United Church Hall, Lincoln Street, Lunenburg
7:30- 11:30 a.m.  
Eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast and pancakes with juice, coffee and tea. 
Adults $7, children under 12, $3.50


Saturday, June 1
Roast Beef Supper,
District #1 Blandford community centre, 
4:30- 6 p.m. 
Adults $12, children $5, under 5 years free. 
Also bake table and new-to-you table. Proceeds to St. Barnabas Guild.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Reykjavik: How Bright is it at 3: 30 am?

Reykjavik, Iceland
June 30, 2012

A Quebecois friend of mine introduced me to the phrase, "soleil, va te coucher".  Loosely translates to, "Sun, go lie down."  Sounds much better in French, don't you think?

We were in Iceland shortly after the longest day of the year.  At that time of year, the sun 'sets' around midnight and rises around the time I shot this image (~3:30 am local time).  In the hours between, it is so bright outdoors that one could easily read a book without any problems.

Our trip kept taking us further North, from Glasgow => Outer Hebrides => Iceland.  As we kept moving Northward, the sun kept setting later and later.  By the end of the trip, my brain was a little frazzled from all that daylight.  I am very glad I brought a sleeping mask with me!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Kingsburg Setting Sun

Upper Kingsburg, NS
May 27, 2013

A snap of last night's gorgeous sunset.  The sun was casting warm light in Kingsburg.  Lovely illumination of the clouds heading north towards Rose Bay.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Grace Lutheran Variety Supper Candid

Grace Lutheran 
First South, NS
April 21, 2013

Hungry diners hard at work at their plates of food.  That was a good feed!

Friday, 24 May 2013

What's On This Weekend? Breakfasts! Horse Pull & Variety Supper! Turkey and Roast Beef!

Another solid selection of breakfasts around the county.  

Horse Pull and variety supper in New Cumberland, though the pull could easily get cancelled due to rain....

Turkey and roast beef for supper in New Germany and Lunenburg, you're set!


May 25
Royal Canadian Legion #23, Lunenburg,
7:30-11:30 a.m. 
Adults $7; ages 5-12, $3. 
Takeout available for pick-up $7.50. 634-4215

Saturday, May 25
Newfie Breakfast,
Chester Basin Legion
Menu selections and take-out available.

Saturday, May 25, 
Firemen's Breakfast, 
United Communities Fire Hall, Cherry Hill. 
8- 11 a.m. 
Adults $7, 5- 12 years $3.25, under 5 free.

Sunday, May 26, 
Royal Canadian Legion Br. #49, Mahone Bay
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
Adults $7.00, $3.00 for children, ages 5 and under free.

Community Events

May 25
Horse and Ox Pull
Lake Centre/ New Cumberland Hall. 
Pull starts at 12:30. Canteen. 
Variety supper, 4-6 p.m. 
Adults $10; 12 and under $5; under 5 free. 
Rain date: May 26.


May 25
Turkey Supper,
Epworth United Church, New Germany
4- 6 p.m.,
Adults $12, children under 12, $5 and children under 5 free.

Sunday, May 26
Roast Beef Supper, 
Central United Church Hall, Lunenburg,
4:30- 6:30 p.m. 
$12 (12 and under $5)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Scotland: Skye scene

Uig, Scotland
June 22, 2012

Another blast from the past...this time on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

I like this shot of a man tending his potato plants under the  setting sun.  Uig turned out to be a fun excursion from the nearby hostel.  

We ended up at the local pub, with the best seats in the house.  We were just in time for that evening's Euro 2012 match (Greece v Germany).  Turns out the local fans hated Germany more than Greece.  I learned that lesson the awkward way, after I let a quiet cheer out when Germany made a good attempt on goal.  It was only after the pub erupted into clapping and cheering after Greece's goal that I realized I was on the 'wrong' side.  Whoops!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

LaHave Ferry candid

Lahave Ferry
Lahave River, NS
April 29, 2013

Ferry staffer hard at work fixing the lights.  I hope he was adding more red mood lights!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Birding: American Eagle!

Rose Bay, NS
May 10, 2013

I spotted this beautiful bird Friday morning on my drive to work.  

There were two sopping wet eagles on the shoreline.  I quickly brought my car to a standstill on the shoulder and scrambled to find my camera.  

This one was drying off after a night of heavy rain.  The other eagle was eating....something.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

South Shore Beach Break - Off the Lip!

Somewhere on the South Shore
April 28, 2013

Local ripper gets a piece of a nice floater while the lobster boats set pots in the distance.  The sand bar is back at this local spot, providing a nice right from time to time...if you know where/when to look.  My lips are sealed.

Spring surfing, one of my favourite times of the year.  Empty lineups, lots of daylight hours in the evening.  Now if only that darn ocean would warm was ~ 6 C the day I shot this pic.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Signs of Spring: One Massive Forsythia

Bayport, NS
May 4, 2013

This year, I managed to capture an early Spring shot of this massive forsythia bush in Bayport.  I'll try to get more shots of it while it blooms.

It's not easy to distinguish, but there's a nice weeping willow behind the forsythia.  It's got lime green buds popping out at the moment...with all this warm weather I'm sure the leaves will be out any day.  Today?

Monday, 6 May 2013

Hwy. 103 Rubik's Cube: SOLVED!

Hwy. 103, Hammond's Plains, NS
May 4, 2013

I heard tales that someone had 'solved' the highway rubik's cube, story checks out.

I also heard they solved it in 1 minute, blindfolded ....true story!

*update* May 17:  This post is spreading like crazy via Facebook.  I appreciate all the shares and views, thanks!  I hope you enjoy my other pictures and posts while you visit. 

As some have pointed out, it is a 4X4 grid (should be 3X3)...and the colours aren't in the correct order...but really, are we looking for realism here?  It makes me smile every time I see it.  I'm sure this won't be the last chapter in the Hwy. 103 Rubik's cube saga...I will do my best to document any/all changes!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Burn Permit

Riverport, NS
April 30, 2013

April showers bring May flowers, is there a rhyme for April bonfires?

I love how ghostly the figures look in this image, as well as the contrast of the sodium street lights on the left with the new LED street lights on the right.

Try as we might, we were not able to get the fire big enough to burn off the encroaching fog bank.  Next year....