Back To The Garden

If you’ve been following my journey on Facebook or this blog/website, you are probably aware that I think I’ve found Eden, or perhaps Shangri la. Certainly my idea of Paradise on Earth.

Some people call it Nova Scotia. I am very excited to soon call it Home. My new home on top of Astaak Point is being completed as I type this! Continue reading

Maid With The Flaxen Hair

Part 2 of 4 slideshow videos I made from the big shoot at Mariner’s Cove on September 18 (after our morning hunt for Edouardo…)

Thinking of all those wonderful TV nature documentaries, I set this in depth photographic study of the reef I call Gazebos to a classical piece I just happened to have a free sample of on my computer. It couldn’t have been titled more appropriately.

Maid With The Flaxen Hair
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirk Trevor
Richard Stolzman, soloist

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October

George Returns to Sleepy Head (with Daddy)

Having become totally enchanted with Mariner’s Cove and our favorite beach, Shangri La, once we regained access, and exploring elsewhere on the coast in completely new areas, I suddenly realized we hadn’t visited our old favorite haunt at Sleepy Head in over a month!

Back we went on an incredible Fall day in October. I took a few photos. I think some are ok.

Come along with me and George and enjoy our extended excursion to this lovely location while listening to one of the finest displays of instrumental virtuosity ever recorded. (IMHO) Continue reading

The Reef

Sleepy Head At Low Tide

An In Depth Study (with George)

By August 14 I was really getting going with the new photography thing and committed myself to taking a lot of different pictures studying various aspects of the low tide reef which caught my eye. Patterns and textures in the sand, the sea grasses and seaweed, scores of sparkling jellyfish spread on the water’s edge, the ripples and reflections in the tide pools, tiny waves breaking along the edges, the cobblestones that make up both the reef and the huge berm on the shore, and the wetlands hemmed in behind that as well as a variety of location shots to show the layout. Continue reading

August Moods

Sleepy Head, The Reef Next Door

Right below Astaak Point—site of our future home, the drumlin point you’ll see often in the following series of videos—on the eastern side, is a tiny little perfect cove formed by a long curving reef. I called it Winnebagos until I found out the official name was Sleepy Head. Perhaps my favorite place name ever.

For about a month before we regained access to Shangri La, we took a lot of long walks there and I took a lot of photos of it’s many moods, components, colors, and textures. This is a compilation of select shots from several of those visits during August 2014. (The August  17 shoot features the famed interpretive dance by George called I See Birds which he improvised on the spot.) Continue reading