Category Archives: Heritage

Nancy’s Climbing Roses – July 2013

  There’s just something about heritage climbing roses and an old, weathered picket fence. This fence once graced the graveyard of an old Baptist church nearby. We saved it from destruction and made it part of our garden. The roses … Continue reading

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Foggy Day Walk

  Weeks of rain, wind and fog may not be good for the garden, but for the photographer it spells opportunity. Sony A-900 – Sigma 17-24mm 2.8 – 17mm – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/1,500

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A Tale of Three Rhododendrons

These three Rhododendrons are over one hundred and forty hears old and sit on the front lawns of the homes of three brothers. The original property was owned by my great, great, great grandfather, Benjamin B. Porter. As his sons … Continue reading

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Snowdrops – Harbingers of Spring

  Can there be a better messenger foretelling the arrival of Spring than the humble Snowdrop? Even before tha last of Winter’s white blanket has retreated these tiny flowers spring forth to gladden our hearts. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm … Continue reading

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Fall Colours – Bear River

Bear River, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia is also known as the village built on stilts. This picturesque tidal village, nestled deep in the valley formed by the Bear River was once a thriving community, active in ship-building and timber shipping. … Continue reading

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Frost Park – August 2012

Frost Park is located adjacent to the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Town Hall, and contains the earliest burial ground in the town. Today it provides a shady, cool, respite for anyone wishing to relax and ponder life’s intricacies. This large, cast … Continue reading

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Ste Anne du Ruisseau Catholic Church

Built in just six months, after the previous church was destroyed by fire, this fine example of Romanesque design has been serving its parishioners , in the village of Ste Anne du Ruisseau, Municipality of Argyle, Nova Scotia since 1900. The … Continue reading

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The Brook – Spectacle Lake

Spectacle Lake is the source of the Beaver River. The water flows from Spectacle Lake to Cedar Lake via this stream, known locally simply as “the brook.” Almost 200 years ago my ancestors damed this spot to build up pressure … Continue reading

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The Historic Chapel at Ste Anne du Ruisseau

In 1768 Acadians settled here and named the place Eel Brook after the Mi’kmaq name, “Wiplomesgokum” In the 1950s the name was changed to Ste Anne du Ruisseau to reflect the name of the local parish. This is a reproduction … Continue reading

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Eel Grass at Little Sluice – Eel Brook

  In 1768 Acadians settled here and named the place Eel Brook after the Mi’kmaq name, “Wiplomesgokum” In the 1950s the name was changed to Ste Anne du Ruisseau to reflect the name of the loal parish. This large tidal … Continue reading

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