As we prepare to leave Nova Scotia next week, I’ve been reflecting on some of the things that I will miss. It’s been a great three and a half years here!
- deer, foxes, and random cats in the yard
- fuzzy baby ducks in and around the pond during the spring
- the smell and sound of the ocean
- sunrises over the ocean
- sunsets over the lake
- twinkling lights across the harbour
- all the wildflowers in our yard
- cozy weekends with the woodstove
- the tennis court down the street
- foghorns (although I won’t miss them keeping me awake at night)
- Bulk Barn (more about my love for Bulk Barn here)
- walking to the Public Gardens from work
- the Halifax Farmers Market, especially my favorite vendor, The Kind Cookie
- loonies and toonies, and colored bills covered with cool artwork
- Mary’s Place Cafe
- Indochine’s bubble tea smoothies
- the prominence of Lebanese food
- my gastroenterologist
- considerate drivers
- the lovely painted utility boxes all over the area
We visited the sunflower maze at Dakeyne Farm last weekend. As it was rather late in the sunflower season by the time we got to visit the maze, you can see that many of the flowers were beginning to hang their heavy heads (you can’t fully appreciate just how heavy a sunflower head is until you’ve been whacked by them over and over as you push through a maze of them!). Even so, it was beautiful, and we enjoyed learning some sunflower trivia as we found our way through the maze.
It’s been several months since I’ve posted one of these! With all our travels during the spring and summer, I haven’t had much time to wander around Halifax. The scene on this utility box is quite similar to Halifax Harbour when the Tall Ships were in town.