Great first day volunteering with Fortress Louisbourg Archaeology.
Digging through boxes of bones to find a really old Dog skeleton so it can be studied.
You can camp overnight at the fortress!!!
Ummmm…..packaging of artifacts circa 1967….
Today was a grand day for gallavanting. Sunny and hot. I slept in and landed at Rebecca’s Restaurant at 1300. My favorite destination for lunch in Mahone Bay. The menu is always refreshing. I had Sweet Potato soup, Shrimp and mushroom Risotto cakes with a side salad and for dessert traditional Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake. It was made with the best tea biscuit I’ve had since my grandmother’s for sure. The new location is brillant. On Edgewater Street, it has loads of parking and seating.
Right Next door there is a newly opened shop, called Sprig Apothecary, it literally had at all my favourite things for sale. Succulents, lotions, beautifying products, and pretty little pots. So I added a little succulent to my growing indoor garden and some beauty products to pamper myself. It was fun, like a day at the spa, my style.
Down the way I stopped at Have A Yarn, and found some new color ways. It’s a new company RavensWood Fibre Co. A local company!
Another new shop on Main is a sweet little interior design shop. Here Nor There. I picked up a seagrass basket, and a macrama plant holder. The plant holder I’ve been ages waiting for and it’s perfect.
I dropped in to Birdsall-Worthington Pottery for a gander and found beautiful hand made earrings.
Finally ended up at Peacocks Antiques and found some awesome vintage clothing, stay tuned for those outfits. Including a perfect birthday dress for July.
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;)
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
Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888
Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900