Louise Queen

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Fall Colours

In Sites and Sounds on October 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Cameron and I have been awake since 5am this morning, well in fact that’s maybe a slight lie… Since I was awake at 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep I decided to give Cameron a wee poke so I’d have someone to talk to. The reason I was awake at that time? Howling winds and driving rain – to the point where the rain was coming in under the patio door and the windows were leaking. We had to run round laying down towels and strategically placing pots/pans etc. Once this mission was completed we climbed back under the covers, after a cup of tea, and some more chit chat we both finally drifted off again for a little while. Amazingly we woke to blue skies and gorgeous sunshine. We decided to make the best of the weather and headed off out for a walk around the old railway line in Lunenburg. The colours were amazing, truly beautiful. I think these pictures say it all…

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Apples

Apples

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Centennial Trail

In Sites and Sounds on May 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Shortly before the provincial government purchased the old railway line running between Halifax and Liverpool, Bridgewater acquired the section inside its municipal boundaries. Passing through the centre of the town and following alongside the Lahave River, this trail makes for a beautiful hiking, biking or even cross-country skiing route.

Map

The centrepiece of the whole thing is the massive steel bridge that crosses the Lahave river. If you look closely you will spot the Michelin Tire logo on the side of the bridge – the company paid for the restoration of this grand structure.

Lahave River Bridge

Lahave River Bridge

The trail offers several different paths. Cameron and I opted for the more remote/scenic route and took a left turn after crossing the bridge. This section of trail runs high above the river and is shaded by lots of pines. It is also scattered with various plants, flowers and blossom.

Trees

Trees

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Lunenburg in the Spring

In Sites and Sounds on May 17, 2009 at 11:09 am

I’m not sure if you know but we’re a little behind in Lunenburg. Our tulips and daffodils are just starting to come through and our trees still haven’t quite got all their leaves. The grass has been getting greener and longer everyday and we decided it was eventually time to give it a cut. To many this is just a regular summer job but to me this was rather exciting, you see, we’ve never had our own garden before…

Mowing the grass

Mowing the grass

So whilst I battled with the lawn mower, my ever helpful husband, found it rather amusing to take pictures of me (he did come and help after that though).

Grass cutting finished and dinner consumed we though we’d venture out and have a wonder round the town. As much as we enjoyed winter, we both had to attempt that it was defiantly nice that spring had finally arrived.

I also thought it was the perfect opportunity to point out a few differences between Scotland and Canada.

No. 1 – Public Toilets

Toilets

Toilets

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