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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mellow Yellows in Halifax and Peggy's Cove

These tiny, sweet-faced violas I saw in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, look like the little flowers called Johnny Jump-Ups here in Alberta.

This theatrical restaurant probably specializes in cod, a Canadian Maritime favourite. But don't ask me what
C B F U means, because I have no idea.

A pretty yellow house on top of the hill in Peggy's Cove.

Flags in front of the Lieutenant Governor's residence in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


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Peggy's Cove is one of the most photographed places in Canada.

Photos by Kay Davies.

22 comments:

Powell River Books said...

We got to go to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in Summer 2009. We made it to Halifax but not Peggy's Cove. Nova Scotia surprised me with all the fertile farm land. - Margy

Kay L. Davies said...

Margy -- I rented a car at the Halifax airport and drove to Peggy's Cove. It's a long, slow drive once you leave the freeway, and so scenic you want to photograph everything, but there's nowhere to stop unless you pull into someone's driveway. Same thing going back, slightly different scenery: same road, different point of view, but still no stop'n'snap places. Sigh.
K

Willa said...

I want to visit the place sometime next year, hopefully if our budget permit us to do so. You have a nice set of Yellow collection there.
Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Vernz said...

HI Kay, wow this is such a neat place.. I think what you need here is a video cam attached to your car.. this is beautiful Kay.. I googled earth this immediately.. wonderful...

Have a nice Day. thanks for dropping by Petty Things In Life

Mª Zélia said...

Lindo campo com violas, uma fartura de amores-perfeitos amarelos! Achei bem criativa a pintura do bar, a temática é bem original. Também fico feliz em ver fotos de lugares que não conheço, é com fazer um tour virtualmente, suas fotos evidenciam um olhar atento. Grata pelo excelente momento!

Kay L. Davies said...

Vernz -- You're absolutely right. A video cam attached to the car would show everyone the views I had on my drive to Peggy's Cove. Brilliant. But now I'm home, and I might never get there again.
My husband, however, has promised me we'll fly to Newfoundland some day. I'm very excited about that.
K

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Ma Zelia -
Obrigado pelas suas amáveis palavras de encorajamento. Tenho certeza que você iria desfrutar Canadá muito. Eu acho que é bonito.

Traduzido do Inglês para o Português pelo Google Translate.

Linnea said...

Nice selection! That's quite a big yellow house on that hill. It would be easy to spot for visitors! Enjoy Thanksgiving Day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Kay -- we're going to visit up there someday, we really are! Lovely pictures. I enlarged the flower one to be sure, and those definitely are what I grew up calling Johnny jump ups. (In Eastern Washington State)....

That was a great fertile field of them.

Boom Nisanart said...

Dear Kay,..Very nice place to be. Lots of thing to see ! Thank you to share to us

Happy Thanksgiving !

Puddy and Boom

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful collection of interesting scenes round Halifax and Peggy's Cove! The theatre restaurant looks intriguing!

Mara said...

And here I was, about to ask you about the meaning of CBFU! I have to think of something myself now: come bring food up, crown beautiful furry ugandese, cast bread for underlings? I am curious now though...

PS: lovely photos by the way

Kay said...

Aaaaack! This is so much fun! We were there! I remember walking up that road. It was a bit nippy, I think. Thank you for bringing back that memory. I had so much fun looking at your photos.

Gattina said...

Very nice selection of pictures, I love the last one best !

ladyfi said...

Love that last shot in particular. What a picturesque place!

EG Wow said...

I call them Johnny Jump-Ups too. ;)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great photos for a Mellow Yellow Monday :-)

ramblingwoods said...

I can see why.. the scenery is so beautiful

Fe said...

i like the pictures, looks great

Ebie said...

Hi Kay, first time to hear Johnny Jump-ups! What a interesting name.

Love that big yellow house!

Jo said...

How beautiful Peggy's Cove and the other scenes are. Thanks for your kind and encouraging comments on my recent posts. This is my last visit from North Africa (sad!) I'll be online in South Africa in two days' time. Blessings and hugs Jo

Francisca said...

Late to the party here... Nice series. A place I'd like to visit one day, Kay. Sweet violas, and that anchor shot is super.

[I corrected my post today... that roof was in Osaka, not Kyoto. That's what I get for posting at 6 am in the morning!]