Tuesday, September 23, 2014

No Excuses for Me...

I’m really offering no excuses for being bad about blogging lately.  Except that it seems to me although we no longer have kids in school and we are both retired, this time of year just gets busier for us.  For one thing, the church we attend, The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church, goes back to regular services after Labor Day after a semi-hiatus during the summer.  For me, it’s a complete hiatus because the summer services are an hour earlier and I can’t seem to make it to them except on very rare occasions.  But with on top of that come committee meetings, the book club meetings, a website to maintain and lots of autumn brightness to photograph.  Still, I have plenty of free time so any excuse from me is pretty lame.

At this rate, though we’ve been home from our trip to the Canadian Maritimes for almost a month, I still have lots of photos to post and to go through.  Soooooo…I am going to post a few from our drive into Nova Scotia and along the Cabot Trail.


Nova Scotia is very different from Prince Edward Island.  It’s isn’t red, for one thing, and it has a more dramatic and rugged terrain.  It’s beautiful!  And it’s a place I’m hoping to get back to one of these days.




Looking back on where we've been.

The Orangedale Presbyterian Church...rather charming, I think.
I seem to have found Old MacDonald's farm.

19 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

oh again, these are just beautiful! love old mcdonald's farm! you'll find your groove again! don't stress!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful terrain and scenes!

Sandra said...

i love that ragged and very tall tree. beautiful and the top two sky shots are amazing... blog when you can and don't fret... enjoy life in retirment.

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous scenery! Love the third photo and the barn!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh wow.....absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

Brilliant!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Nicki said...

Hey, we'll take what we can get -- who doesn't have periods of 'other things' that demand our attention - or at least succeed in pulling it away from the computer. These are great and I'm so glad someone found Old MacDonald's farm. e.i.e.i.o.

:)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These are breathtaking! Everything looks crystal clear. i would love to visit someday.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. I love that you chose the 'uncommon' tourist scenes to share. They are the true beauty. Love the barn. We haven't been to Cape Breton for over 30 years. Sad. There was snow in the highlands last week. :)

Debbie said...

yes barb, but when you are here....you are fabulous!! i'm glad you found that farm ;)

Lydia Martin said...

I like these photos a whole lot! I think you have a very nice selection representing NS.....the coast here is major rugged in many areas...which I find makes for great photos!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We all have lives and time demands outside of blog reading and posting, Barbara, and that's what makes the times we can post more interesting. It has been many years since I was in NS so nice to revisit thru your photos.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what gorgeous photos. I love that first one.

Rose said...

I hope you have lots more photos to share...I sure like these.

Linda said...

Your photos are magnificent...just lovely!

Felicia said...

gorgeous images. We drove the Cabot Trail (at least I think we did) but it was in fog and I didn't see anything so I will look forward to your images.

Ida said...

Playing catch up here. But wow I'm glad I am because these were such a delight to see.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No excuses are needed, Barbara, and lately I too have fallen off the blog posting and blog reading wagon. It's not been for lack of interest, just time demands doing a myriad of other "things." Enjiyed these views from your recent travels.

carolann said...

your pictures are so clear and looks like oil paintings.

I think your more then an amateur. now. You have won your wings. Fly high girl. Be proud.