Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (married on Mavillette Beach, NS)

As I was browsing for photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea, I found these: my sister‘s best friend’s wedding.

Dear Natalie, this is for you…. and a song you might remember. Scroll to the end for this beauty. ;-)

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“Natalie, oh, she’s pretty!”

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I don’t know if Natalie remembers, but I used to sing this song anytime she came over. I still remember her giggles. Oh, the silliness.

Photos taken in the summer of 2010

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The Sunset Chaser

Chasing sunsets.

I am a sunset chaser.

When I come to Nova Scotia, I anticipate the chase.

Yet the Sun is a precarious target. She is fond of the privacy clouds provide. She is grateful someone sees her closeted, introverted nature. The clouds envelop her in their cool, velvety embrace and secure her from the gaze of millions.

The sunset chaser’s relationship with clouds is bittersweet. Clouds either take away the Sun, or accompanied by the Sun, they create a canvas of miraculous collaboration.

To my fortune, last summer, the Sun came out to play with the clouds, and at times ventured out on her own. For a few moments, she was able to put her worries of being among others aside.

And in these moments, this sunset chaser captured the Sun’s wondrous beauty to share with all of you.

Red Sunset

Sunset through the Viewfinder

Saulnierville Sunset

Red Hot Sunset

Wispy Sunset

Magical Colors through the Viewfinder

Lighthouse Sunset (L’anse des Belliveau, NS)

Swept Away

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path to Peggy’s Cove

On our motorcycle road trip from Saulnierville, Nova Scotia to Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, my parents, husband and I had the chance to stop by Peggy’s Cove, NS, before calling it a night out my friends’ home in Prospect Bay, NS.  This was the path that greeted us there.

a helping hand up the path

mon père

Byongchan et moi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circling Up Above

As my dear friend and I sat at the picnic table at the Meteghan Wharf to enjoy our yearly visit over a plate of fried clams, a scallop burger and a poutine, these scavenging seagulls entertained us as they circled up above for tasty morsels down below.

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Expressing Cultural Pride Acadian Style: Tintamarre!

On August 15 (National Acadian Day), Acadians in the Maritimes get together to make a collective clamor we like to call the Tintamarre. This August 15 I took part in the Tintamarre with many other Acadians from Clare, NS despite the rainy weather. Even my husband was able to enjoy his first Tintamarre. We had tonnes of fun waving our flags while clapping, yelling, shaking noisemakers, honking car and motorcycle horns, setting off alarms, hitting our kitchen pots, blowing in vuvuzelas and fog horns, and for my mom, scrapping the “frottoire” (washboard). The day ended with a fantastic performance from our local musicians Grand Dérangement.

Although I’m not a fan of overt nationalism, it’s hard not to smile and cheer for my peeps on this day. Vive l’Acadie :P

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance of Port Royal

On Thursday we visited the 1605 French settlement, Port Royal in Nova Scotia. It felt good to get back to my roots. Here is the entrance to the habitation.

Pottery found in the kitchen

L’ordre du bon temps!

View from inside the habitation

Possible remedies

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken at the Golf Course

Heading out to the Clare Golf & Country Club to watch my mother and husband play their first round of golf together, I imagined I would simply record their swings and putts with my new Panasonic Lumix LX5. I was pleasantly surprised by the broken theme we discovered here. Even a curious squirrel joined in the photography!

The severe thunderstorm that struck our region on August 2, 2011 caused quite a few trees to break and fall. Thank you Mother Nature for creating beauty out of chaos! Watch my 56 second video of the storm at this blog post, Saulnierville, Nova Scotia’s 13 Hour Lightening Show.

But for now, please enjoy the broken scenes.

Squirrel 0n a Broken Tree

Broken Tree & Golf Cart

Putt It Here

Broken Trunk & Golfer

Old Broken Spruce

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken at the Meteghan Wharf

When I began the “broken” photo challenge I must admit I was highly doubtful I’d be able to find something pleasing to the eye. Who knew that a short trip to the Meteghan Wharf (Quai de Meteghan) would bring such beautifully broken scenes. Sadly — yet fortunate for this photo shoot — even a broken winged seagull graced us with its presence.

Broken Red Door

Broken White Window

Broken Wharf

Broken Parking Arrow

Broken Wing

Broken Ship

Saulnierville, Nova Scotia’s 13 Hour Lightning Show

Yesterday (August 2, 2011), Nova Scotia was hit with an unprecedented thunder and lightning storm. Still recovering from jet lag from my trip to Nova Scotia from South Korea, I woke up at 3am to the sound of rumbling, and to flashes of light in the night sky. This lasted until 4pm that afternoon in Saulnierville, NS. This was a special gift from nature for a Nova Scotia visitor.

(I edited  the previous post due to a crucial misspelling :P Lesson learned. I apologize for the repeat post.)

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