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things i will miss

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!

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Around the house:
  • 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)

Around Halifax:

weekly photo challenge: green

Jeff snapped this photo of a green-eyed visitor in our back yard.

joseph howe drive

It looks like the painter of this lovely utility box was influenced by Claude Monet and Georges Seurat! Beautiful artwork for a busy street in Halifax!

quinpool road

I love how the painting on this utility box depicts the pretty view of the Northwest Arm  that one can see from just a few steps away from the box.

autumn in duncan’s cove

mumford road

More cheerful flowers painted on a utility box!

sunflower maze

photo by Danielle!

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.

wellington street

I love the cheerful colors on this utility box found in the South End of Halifax.

morris street

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.


Has anyone else noticed an increase in their local butterfly population this summer? There are so many of them flying around our yard this year!