Gaspereau Trek

Wandered down the White Rock Trail this morning with my pal lulu belle.  The trail runs along the Gaspereau River.  This trail is centuries old, first traveled by the  Mi’kmaq people.  It is one of the most beautiful trails in Nova Scotia.  If you ever have the opportunity to go it’s worth the trip.  

Such a smart hiker, my dog totally navigated our way back to the car.  Like my little GPS.  But so much more adorable!  Who needs cell service, bring a smart dog and leave your smart phone behind;)

http://walkaboutns.ca/routes/gaspereau-river-trail/

Maudie

This movie was awesome!  I laughed, cringed, and cried.  Ethan Hawke (Everett Lewis) and Sally Hawkins (Maud Lewis) play the lead roles.  Sally Hawkins obviously put a lot of heart and soul into the role.  Ethan, I haven’t watch him in many roles, Dead Poets Society probably was the last one I saw.  I’m totally in his fan club now!  The Cinematography was beautiful.  Shot in NFLD but resembled Digby and Marshalltown N.S.  I was impressed.  

Nerd Quest

Today The NSArchaeology society gathered a group of members to tour the provincial archives.  I was beyond excited.  I fondly remember spending hours going through rolls of microfiche researching my ancestors.  So much fun! That building is jammed packed with historical items.  Vaults of treasures. The Archivists preserve the past events of the province.  Trying to preserve the present for future generations.  I’ve always been aware of the historical importance, I never realized the importance of present day collection of important information.  

There are many types of photographics. Here’s the different types through the ages and when it was most popular. 

Daguerreotype 1842 – 1856 

Ambrotype 1855 – 1861 

Tintype 1860-1870

Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888

Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900

The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys 

Just finished this book. A quick read at 212 pages, it took me ages as I was reading another novel at the same time.  This book was super easy to get back into.  I found it comforting when I was settled back into the story of woman thrust into a job during WW 2 leading a group of land army girls.  Planting and growing crops for wartime.  The story focused on mostly love and loss as there is so much in war.  Finding solace in everyday labours and routines sometimes saves us and sometimes nothing can save us.  This isn’t Canadian author, Helen Humpreys’ first novel but reads like a first novel with all its heart and soul.  

Nice one!