Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daylily 2014

Daylilies bloom.
  
Over-the-top luscious; 
they throw everything they have 
into their brief lives.  

How wise.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Clematis Vines in Bloom 2014













The clematis vines are in bloom on trellises around the house; profuse blooms, nodding riots of colour.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia...more


We had frequent visitors at the cottage we rented 
on Big Tancook Island.
The neighbour's cat...


the neighbour's hens...


each wandered through exploring
and ignoring us.



This is the view from the cottage 
on Southeast Cove, Big Tancook Island.
The first piece of land, the darkest to the left is
the other curve of Southeast Cove.
Behind that is the tip of Little Tancook Island
and behind that again
is Blandford on the mainland.
On clear nights, 
we could see the light at Peggy's Cove
sweeping the sea.



This is the evening sky 
on our last day at the cottage.
There the night sky was free 
from light pollution so the stars
were visible, incredible,
overwhelming. 

There was so much more to do and see
than we had time to explore,
both on the island and in the Chester area.
  
We'll have to return.

I'm hoping 
soon.

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with additional information, if you click on them.
I've written so much lately about the cottage and the Tancooks 
that people have asked if I was advertising for them.  The answer is no.
I've received nothing for the writing.
I enjoyed the island so much, it is difficult to stop talking about it.
Go, see for yourself.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Foxgloves in my Garden






Whenever foxgloves grow in my garden,
I think of my childhood.

They were fairy hats,
or dresses for tiny folk.

They were signs of magic, 
always a surprise,
always welcome.

Mysterious.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Climbing Roses in Bloom








Everything feels rosy today.  

The climbing roses are in full bloom
and I get to spend hours with my writing group.

What could be better?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Southeast Cove, Big Tancook Island, NS


we watched this boat sail across Southeast Cove 
and moor.


It stayed for several days and nights.
We wondered if it belonged to one of
the many summer residents on the island
or to someone visiting, like us.

The island in the background is Ironbound Island
the third Tancook Island.  

This view is the one we enjoyed 
throughout our vacation in the rental cottage

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