Cavendish in Winter

One winter’s day in Cavendish, National Park. I rarely go to Cavendish Beach in the summer due to the crowds. I can count the number of times on one hand. In the winter, however, it is a beautiful, ghost-of-a-place to be. There was not another soul around except for a wild, white hare that sprinted…

Light leads the way in West Mabou

West Mabou Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia The meaning of Mabou: Mi’kmaq: Mȧbu or Malabo, from Malabokek, meaning “place where two rivers meet” (Mabou and Southwest Mabou rivers). It is also thought to mean shining or sparkling waters. Gaidhlig: An Drochaid meaning “The Bridge” These photographs were made one chilly October evening in…

Darling Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland is truly stunning. The town of Dingle itself is the most darling, bustling little place. Its tidy main streets are lined with colourful stone buildings housing pubs, shops of irish linen and cashmere, and an extremely popular ice-cream parlour. It was first of June when I was there and it…

Fun in Falkland: Pillars of Hercules

If you find yourself near the village of Falkland, in the Kingdom of Fife, the Pillars of Hercules is a must-stop wether you’re famished or not. My lovely co-worker, a “fifer for life” lass told me to check it out when I was quizzing her on things to do in her village: “The Palace” – Falkland Palace: home of…

A Tobogganing We Will Go

One of the best ways of rolling along through long winters is to find a fun outdoor activity.  If you’ve got snow and you’ve got hills where you live, you’ve got yourselves an awesome afternoon. Climb to the top of a big hill,  sit on a toboggan (sled, saucer, tube),  get your friend to give…

It’s a Marshmallow World

“Oh, the world is a snowball see how it grows…” Dean Martin’s crooning couldn’t be more à propos to the Island’s Winter this year. It does appear that the Island is one ginormous snowball. “The world is your snowball, just for a song, get out and roll it along.” The most important message from “A Marshmallow…

Holidays in the Home

My mother is a talented gardener and artist. She has an amazing eye for detail and composition. She magically walks through the house putting small, simple, beautiful things here and there. I’m still learning…and am not sure I’ve inherited that gene…