I went for a walk around the boardwalk at MacCormacks Beach; it was a perfect evening, with a perfect sunset.
About once a year we visit the Halifax Public Gardens. We like to see the newly planted flowers and just see if there’s any overall changes.
Like this hidden house we found.
Or one of the “play me” Halifax pianos.
We discovered a hidden bird.
My mom asked me to take a picture of the pretty flowers; she wanted a pink one in particular. I just happened to catch an ant on one of the petals.
I look forward to going next year as I’ve found myself taking more of an interest in plants and flowers.
I made some major changes to my life in 2017; I quit my job in February, then enrolled in college and got myself a part time job on the weekends. I never have a day off so to find time to do my favorite things like hiking has been difficult. After going 7 days a week for over a month I finally found a day to go for a hike!
I thought there would be no better place than the Salt Marsh Trail to take in the change of season.
Shades of green, yellow and red.
The apples on the tree were impossible to reach!
There’s an entrance to this trail from Lawrencetown town which I have not done yet, I think I’ll head there soon!
An afternoon hike at the Salt Marsh Trail. The soundtrack was Incubus.
“Maybe there’s a poem in reverse
Spoken and it holds me out forever
Man it breaks my heart a little bit
That love is like a blind archer
Tryin’ to shoot an apple off my head
I’m not dead yet
I’m not dead yet, no
I’m bent but not broken
And I’m not dead yet
We’re undefeated, bent but not broken
No, they ain’t seen nothing yet.” – Incubus, “Undefeated”
Video: Undefeated by Incubus
A day drive to Cow Bay turned into a rose picking adventure on the side of the road.
Bloom where you are planted.
Work hard, stay bumble.
Mon amie picking from the rose hip tree. Her plan is to make some jam with the rose hips. Hopefully, I’ll get to try some!
About 1 kilos of rose hips! There will be a few bottles of jam, I’m sure!
We finished off the adventure feeling childlike, as we picked delicious raspberries on a trail to the water; a flock of seagulls were waiting for us to arrive!
It is the most amazing beach I’ve ever been to!
Beach Birds. Ok, this isn’t their scientific name, clearly, but let’s roll with it! These cute little birds run along the shore and in & out of the water; there’s groups of them along the whole beach.
This is Toby! I heard grunting, so I turned around and this dog was looking at me with his ball ready. So, we quickly became friends and played catch.
The beach is 5 KLM long. So, at the start we chose the sand dune as our distance goal.
The sand is so soft and the dunes are hard to climb! But we did it. Not a summer day, but a September day, so I wore pants…and took an abundance of sand home in my pants!
Pano dune views. It’s November as I look at these pictures and write this. It’s currently a little chilly; winter coat season, but if I close my eyes, I can imagine the warmth of the beach.
Underwater treasures as we attempted to go to a rock formation in the water. The current was strong, and the rocks were too slippery to make it.
Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything.
Pano and shadows.
One last look before we venture home.
I saw the pictures of this beach online, so I was very excited to walk up to this point to see for myself what was beyond. I was also impressed by the prime parking!
Amazing! 5 klm of white sandy beach, and so much to explore! Beach life galore! With the beautiful sound of crashing waves.
As we were leaving, my eyes filled up with tears, not because I was sad to leave but because there’s so much salt in the air!
Its love at first sight! I’m in love with this beach!
The plan was a picnic in the gazebo at the Dartmouth Commons. It started out well, but the wind picked up and we ended up eating our hair!
We packed up and headed back to the car. On our way back we took one of the many paths and we came across this cute wooden house built on the tree.
There’s something new to discover even at a place you’ve been countless times!