Nova Scotia has been hit hard and awfully fast with Covid cases over the past ten days. It’s really disappointing that patience is wearing thin with so many and measures put in place last year are being cast aside by a few individuals. We are all paying for it now. But this is not a blog post to whine or complain: In truth I am still extremely grateful to be living where we are. We continue to “enjoy” certain freedoms even if we have to keep within a very small bubble. It’s not hard when you are surrounded by breathtaking scenery so easily accessible!
The image above is of one of the impressive historical stone buildings on Victoria Street in the heart of Amherst (it also houses a fantastic quilt shop!). Amherst is in our municipality and I had a good reason to venture there on Monday, I received my first vaccine shot. It was so easy, no wait times, super efficient and thus far I only had a sore arm for a couple of days. It was not debilitating pain, it felt like someone punched you in the arm in good fun but didn’t realize his or her strength. I really only felt it when I raised my arm, like when I pointed across the incoming tide toward the Parrsboro lighthouse (pictured below) on Tuesday evening.
After a super busy seven days spending in excess of 20 hours on ZOOM plus regular computer work, I decided to take it easier this week. I am well prepared for my second day of a two day workshop on line for the Kitchener-Waterloo Guild this coming Saturday, so a lengthy beach excursion was definitely long overdue.
I decided to divide the images into “albums”. Here is Album # 1: Exploring Wasson’s Bluff
(I provided a link to more background info. Click on the highlighted title and read all about the natural history). It’s another magical place for me. I love the diverse offerings. All winter I yearned to return. My first and only trip took place just before Christmas. I am so glad I had a chance to return yesterday. It’s about a 10 minute drive from our home.
It’s often difficult to show the sheer scale of the cliffs, moving in close and capturing details is really more my style. Let me share with you some images in Album #2. It’s all about the rocks, up close and personal:
But wait, there is so much more beauty words cannot describe well enough. Here is Album#3 of the transforming beach as the tide recedes:
I hope the images thus far have brightened your day, whether you are in lockdown or isolating because it is the thing to do to protect ourselves, loved ones and the greater community. I have more images. Album #4 I call “A Passion for Driftwood…” I don’t seem to be able to just walk past the driftwood lining most of the beaches here. Look at that line quality and infinite possibilities enter the mind… Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I always feel better after my walk and when I have an opportunity to share the sights it becomes even more exciting. My all-time favourite shot is the one below. It came about by accident. I had picked up a rather large driftwood walking stick and as I assessed its height I saw the claw-like top reaching for the sun behind the clouds. To me the image represents hope…
With this in mind, I will sign off for today. My “lockdown letter” didn’t contain many words. But who needs more words on top of daily Covid updates and written communication? After well over a year of those I have decided to opt for more uplifting means of communication. I do hope today’s offerings brighten everyone’s day!
Stay safe! Stay well and reach out anytime if you need to talk. Virtual hugs, Anna