Category Archives: Rivers

Along the Stream – 3 May 2014

The trout might not have been biting, but I didn’t come home empty-handed. Skunk Cabbage is coming along nicely, the mosses and ferns are green and the tree buds are finally starting to break. Sony DSC-RX100 – Zeiss Vario-Sonnar – 28mm – … Continue reading

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Last Gasp of Fall

These Hydrangea flowers take on a delicate, web-like structure as they near their end every fall, giving their last measure of beauty to a garden. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f9.5 – 1/90

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Misty Morning – Lake Vaughan

  One of the best aspects of nature and landscape photography is serendipity. Regardless of the planning, you just never know when an unexpected image will present itself, completely without warning. Such was the case last week when I went … Continue reading

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Secret Places

As children we all cherished and carefully concealed secret places where we could go to be alone or act out important fantasies. How many of us are fortunate enough to retain these places, or even find new ones as we … 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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Wild Rhodora at Bear Lakes Brook

This is the height of the wild Rhodora season and the backwoods and barrens of Nova Scotia are filled with the purple majesty of their blooms. Here, amongst the wild blueberry barrens, beside a tranquil stream, deer and black bears … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars Aground – Chebogue

These old, abandoned lobster cars sit, aground on the flats and salt marsh of the Chibogue River, near the little wharf that shelters a few lobsterboats. With what is usually submerged exposed, you can easily see how they are constructed. … 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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Ruisseau des Irlandais

Deep in the backwoods of the French Shore, in Clare, Digby county is a maze of private logging roads that are also used by those with secluded cabins on the shore of small, remote lakes and ponds. Because logging is … Continue reading

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Moses Lake, Curry Road

  Back in the interior of Yarmouth County lies the Curry Road. It is a twelve kilometre dirt road, best traversed with four-wheel drive, from Springhaven to Argyle Head. It wanders through pristine, unspoiled land, pot-marked by dozens of lakes … Continue reading

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