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Summer weekend


By elke


Forgive me if there’s not a lot of ‘garden’ content, but this weekend was too nice not to share.
Summer has finally arrived, and yesterday was beach weather. Carter’s beach is a series of stretches of pale yellow sand. Usually we have the place to ourselves , except for the odd seal in winter. We were surprised to see how many people were there – we arrived for a walk at 10:30 am. I bet this is nothing compared to the crowds on the beaches in Europe …

This is the first cove:

Beyond that and over the stream is the next beach.

The tide was out.

After our walk (next time we’ll bring a swim suit and a towel each…) we headed for an exhibition in Liverpool, NS, entitled Art Hits the Wall. A couple of our friends are rug hookers, and organize this event every other year. Stunning work. Here’s one piece, and details of it:

And here’s another that I really liked – 2 hens:

And a few more:

It was an incredible exhibit – about 60 pieces in all, such talent.

Today was the Parade of Sail in Halifax Harbour, part of the Tall Ships Challenge 2009. I couldn’t get up there myself as it’s a work day, but the harbour cams provided some great screen shots:

What a perfect day – enough breeze to show some sail but not enough to make it dangerous in a harbour. They’re doing a tour of Nova Scotia ow, and then they’ll be off to Belfast on the last leg of the Challenge. Perhaps I can sneak on board as the ship’s cat…

’Til next time,

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Beautiful beaches,needlework and ships-all in one blog !! Not forgetting the weather,better than ours at the moment lol.

20 Jul, 2009


thanks for sharing your lovely day. i particularly liked the embroideries.

20 Jul, 2009


Stunning photo`s Elke ,I`m going green with envy seeing those beaches just waiting to be explored,thankyou for sharing your walk............

20 Jul, 2009


Great blog Elke. Lovely photos. What wonderful needlework too. What a lovely day you had.

21 Jul, 2009


Wow, what a wonderful day - don't think I could take the crowds on the beaches though, lol. Love the needlwork too and oh, those beautiful sailing ships.

21 Jul, 2009


Super blog Elke..agree with Wagger...beaches much too crowded ! Lol. The needleork is exquisite !

21 Jul, 2009


So glad you all enjoyed this. I could post dozens more photos of the fabric art, just say!
The Halifax paper had great photos of the Tall Ships today. Far better photos than the screen shots I took off the web cams:
And I found a photo of mine with a couple more people on that beach!! We are SOOOO spoiled here. Showers here today, so I'm glad we took advantage of a fine weekend. I'm working anyway, but keep taking strolls around the garden in between showers. Hope it's better where you are.

21 Jul, 2009

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