How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee from shore to shore, sunrise to sunset and everything in between.
I love your rocky shores and extreme tides. They are unlike anything I've ever seen before.
|When high tide looks like this.....|
|and low tide looks like this!|
|Definitely enjoying this view!|
|A cloudy day that ended well.|
I love your miles and miles of rugged coastline, green fields, forests and farms. I love that there are cities to explore and enjoy the finer things in life and charming rural villages to appreciate the simple things in life. I've had the pleasure to see both sides.
|Enjoying the good life in Halifax!|
|Tatamagouche, one of the quaint towns in the area.|
I love your music! My life would be very different if I had never heard The Rankin Family. I can thank them for some of my favorite experiences ever! One in particular reoccurs every year during the games. It has also happened at each of the weddings of my three married children. There is something joyous and overwhelming that happens when all of your favorite people circle around on the dance floor and The Mull River Shuffle begins with it's infectious piano banging and reeling fiddle!
Here is an ode to The Mull River Shuffle.....Amherst Shore version.
"Picture this ladies and gentlemen..."
It's the first weekend in August in a small seaside community
At Lesley Brown's "barn".
It's Sunday night...
You've just finished a weekend of back breaking games
And you left it all on the field.... and on the sandbars.
You're standing around on the the dance floor
under the dim light of the "barn".
Everyone is laughing and joking and telling stories...
about their athletic prowess.
You're halfway through a case of......Kieth's IPA....
And you're getting aaaalllll fired up.....for the dance!
Finally, Nova Scotia, I love exploring your many shores. I've been to the Annapolis Valley and seen the rolling hills and vineyards. I've seen the Fundy Shore, Five Islands and Cape d'Or. I've driven many of the miles along the Northumberland Shore. But possibly my favorite drive is the Cabot Trail. I am transported to another country when I visit Cape Breton. Our visit last weekend only confirmed that it truly is a magnificent drive.
|Where the golf courses look like this....|
|The scenery looks like this...|
|The highways never cease to amaze...|
|And sunset is worth the wait.|