N is for Nova Scotia

NThis year I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge again. I thought it might be fun to share some of my photography instead of always my words. They say a picture is worth–well, you know what they say 😉

I will try to keep these blog posts short and sweet, while still offering a little bit of insight into each photograph, just for fun.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge you can check out these links:

~ What Is The Blogging from A to Z Challenge? ~ ParticipantsMy Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2013): All About Niteblade ~ My Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2012): Unthemed ~

N is for Nova Scotia

In 2012 we took a family vacation to Nova Scotia. Jo was pretty familiar with the province because he did his PhD in Halifax, but Danica and I had never been. Not only did we have a great time and make a lot of memories, but I got a lot of great photos too. Also, I discovered I’m actually pretty damn good at planning vacations 😉

I took this one at Crescent Beach. It was beautiful with loud crashing waves and lovely sand. The whole time we were there I just kept thinking how much Tre (our dog) would have loved it.

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The tall ship festival was going on while we were in Halifax. It was lovely to see them all in dock… one of the saddest moments of our trip happened when we were walking along the harbour and one of the ships came in, sails open and glorious… and I didn’t have my camera on me. *sigh* We rushed back to the hotel to get it, but by the time we got back the ship was docked and the sails tied up. I did, however, learn a lesson there. LoL

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I learned another lesson at Peggy’s Cove, where I took this shot (actually, these shots–I stitched several images together to get this photograph). That lesson was, always, always, always charge your freaking battery before you go out shooting for the day. Always. >_<

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Halifax is a small city, and an old city. One of the best places I found for photographs there was The Old Burying Ground. I wish I’d gone back again before we left, but there are only so many hours in the day, you know? I took this one there:

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We didn’t only stay in Halifax while we were there. I’d fallen in love with Lunenburg from watching the television show Haven (which is filmed in and around Lunenburg). After visiting I’m still pretty convinced I could live there LOL Anyway, this was my fangirl shot of the trip. It’s the Lunenburg town hall, but in Haven it’s the police station 🙂

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Finally, we spent some time on the farm of some friends. It was a breathtaking farm, right on the Medway river. The lifestyle they have there… well, let’s just say when I retire that’s how I’d like to do it. It was magical. I took this photograph one evening there. It’s stitched together from multiple exposures (it’s worth clicking on to see it bigger):

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15 thoughts on “N is for Nova Scotia

    • The location made it pretty easy to get great photographs 🙂 I’d like to go back myself 😉

    • Thank you Kris 🙂 Peggy’s Cove is incredibly picturesque. I feel like I read somewhere or was once told it was the most photographed lighthouse in the world. I can’t cite my source, but I wouldn’t doubt it.

  1. I followed your suggestion to click on the last photo and agree it was worth it, so calm and peaceful with a lovely light. My favourite time of the day, actually. I’m also a fan of Haven so I understand your need for that photo.

    • I’m so glad you looked at that photo in a larger size. It loses a lot in its bitty version LOL

      Did you like the most recent season of Haven? I’m not in love, in fact, it’s taking me a very long time to get around to watching the episodes on my PVR…

  2. Those are great pictures! I love that shot of the ship. That’s one thing I don’t miss about traditional cameras…batteries dying. Of course, a smartphone battery dies, too… But you can charge it in the car.

    Visiting you from the A to Z challenge sign-up page. Great to meet you!

    Stephanie Faris, author
    30 Days of No Gossip
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

    • Thank you Stephanie 🙂

      As possibly the only person left in North America without a smart phone (or any cell phone) I can’t speak knowledgeably about their cameras but I think I’d miss the flexibility of my DSLR… I just need to remember to charge the battery, or bring a spare LOL

  3. So pretty, Rhonda! I’ve never been to the Maritimes, but I’d love to visit. It looks so amazing, and has a ton of culture too.

    • I would definitely go back, and I haven’t crossed it off the list of places we’re considering moving to in the next few years 😉

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