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A Frosty April Morning


By elke


Good morning! We had a heavy frost overnight, and I went outside in my dressing gown to enjoy the sunrise – luckily no-one was there to photograph me…

Ice crystals on the pussy willow:

This shed is in the field next to us. We have new neighbours who will be building a house here later this year.

The view across their field:

Frost on the deck:

Across our neighbours’ field to the farm down by the road:

Mist rising in the valley:

It’s frosty underfoot:

Our house:

View across our neighbours’ fields – this is the backbone of the drumlin known as Hog Hill:

It’s amazing what our plants can withstand:

Into the beech trees and to the patio on the left:

One of the rhododendrons…

The mist is rising in the valley:

Now round at the back of the house, the view into the cove:

Our village:

My favourite islands:

Returning to the front of the house, the sun has caught the frost on the trees across the valley:

Hope you didn’t feel the cold too much!

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Stunning sunrise what beautiful photos thank you for sharing it. :0)

20 Apr, 2009


What a beautiful place you live in.
I like the dawn - it's the best time of day I think.

20 Apr, 2009


Stunning photos and what a fantastic landscape.

20 Apr, 2009


I curse at the snow and frost...But it sure it pretty and you've done a great job capturing it all...

20 Apr, 2009


We know it's not over yet, don't we?

20 Apr, 2009


Beautiful photographs, you have managed to tell a story by pictures and introduce us to your area.

20 Apr, 2009


Thank you so much Elke! Fantastic views you have! Hope your new neighbours will be nice!

Hope your poor wrist is mending well....

20 Apr, 2009


Thanks everyone, and thanks for your good wishes, Craftnutter. Yes, the wrist continues to mend, I baked muffins and made a spectacular pie yesterday, so now I have no excuses to keep me out of the kitchen. Our new neighbours are great - Ann was left the field by her father, as she grew up here, and is currently nursing on Baffin Island. They have planned the location of their house carefully so as not to interfere with our sea views - how considerate is that?? They are retiring here, although one never quite retires in this part of the world - almost everyone volunteers for the community.

20 Apr, 2009


Ah, I'm so pleased Elke! That's great news! Well done on the cooking front!

It's also fabulous news that your new neighbours are being so considerate, that makes such a pleasant change. Your community sounds wonderful, wish we had more of the same over here!

Enjoy your pie and muffins, hmmmm, my tummy is rumbling, lol!

20 Apr, 2009


WOW, what a lovely place to live, really enjoyed your photos.

20 Apr, 2009


When i read the first bit I thought '...well we had frost this morning too'. Then i read on . no comparison. then i checked where you are and i understand the geography now.
fantastic photos and views.
stunning blog.

20 Apr, 2009


Beautiful series of photos in such a lovely location ..sure looks cold think you must be a paid up member of the dressing gown club Elke , there are a few ladies who wander round their gardens in them I ve not been stalking them they admit to it !

What considerate neighbours - As Craftnutter says hard to imagine that here .

20 Apr, 2009


Indeed. But living in a rural spot like this, everyone depends on each other for assistance in times of need, and most give it willingly. So there are lots of 'good neighbours' about. As you can see in the photos posted Saturday of Patrick's milling work, friends and neighbours turned up to help. We return the favour as needed. Nova Scotia is known for this, but I'm sure a lot of rural communities operate thus. We have a volunteer fire department too, of which Patrick is an active member for fighting fires, attending motor vehicle accidents and medical calls. We can't wait 40 minutes for a truck to arrive from the nearest town. We hold a breakfast every last Saturday of the month ($6) at which Patrick flips the eggs and I clear and lay tables, and serve about 200 on average, as well as luncheons, chowder suppers, weekly card parties and musical events to raise funds. A great way to meet people, and a great way to give back. We have never been so involved and so busy in a community before.

20 Apr, 2009


A beautiful set of photo's Elke. Your so lucky to have such good neighbours and an active community. Wouldn't get this where I live. Everybody is just out for what they can get, so we all keep our selves to ourselves.

20 Apr, 2009


Very sad Toto. We do have a couple of bad eggs here too, but everyone knows who they are, and they are not given much of a break. Generally this community spirit comes from the isolated nature of these villages, where until relatively recently there were no connecting roads of any quality, and people had to share their skills and help each other. We moved here because this is how we wanted to live. We lucked out really, in that we were warmly welcomed as permanent residents, not summer people, and although we are CFAs (Come From Away) we seem to have been accepted. Some communities have a harder time with that aspect, and close ranks. Perhaps they're scared the CFAs want to come in and change everything.

20 Apr, 2009


what a wonderful place you live in,the photo's are lovely

21 Apr, 2009


Absolutely stunning photos Elke. Thanks for posting these. It's lovely to watch the sunrise. :o)

21 Apr, 2009


Wonderful to see the sunrise with you. What a lovely thing, living on the water like this. I don't miss the chilly humidity, but scenes like this are so wonderful. I'm holding out for spring as well. Almost here. :-)

23 Apr, 2009


Stunning pics, Elke. :-)

26 Apr, 2009

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