A Nova Scotia Christmas

A peek into the beauty of this tranquil region of Canada as winter approaches. Ken and I have stopped here at a family-owned farm market to buy fresh eggs for baking, and I pinch myself that this lifestyle still exists. Inside, the couple sat near a wood-burning stove as she was pulling dried leaves off an herb and piling them into a woven basket. I can't make this stuff up! I want to infuse my entire being with the memory of such moments to see me through the winter months in another world...
Sounds like something from the Little House series! When will you be leaving?
posted December 11th, 2017  
Such a magical place Louise! It is certainly a lifestyle I would love to live! At least you are lucky enough to be able to enjoy it for 6 months of the year! I remember the gorgeous bread from Sunnybrook farm! Fav!
posted December 11th, 2017  
Great composition. Wonderful tranquil scene.
posted December 11th, 2017  
Beautiful shot Louise. So nicely composed.
posted December 11th, 2017  
What a lovely, festive image
posted December 11th, 2017  
oh so so pretty
fav
posted December 11th, 2017  
You've captured it so well to show the serenity of the lifestyle :)
posted December 11th, 2017  
Been thinking of you wile reading about the terrible fires in California. How are you and yours concerning all that? Love how you conjure up the old world charm in your narrative here.
posted December 11th, 2017  
So beautiful & Cheerful FAV
posted December 11th, 2017  
Beautiful
posted December 11th, 2017  
oh, my lord! you're killing me!
posted December 11th, 2017  
Beautiful capture ...
posted December 11th, 2017  
So wonderful! Is this the first time you've stayed for Christmas?
posted December 11th, 2017  
Beautiful composition!
posted December 11th, 2017  
Lovely composition and narrative Louise. Fav :)
posted December 11th, 2017  
@elkereturns We're actually leaving on Christmas eve but this is far later than we usually stay...and we're loving it! I can't even begin to write of the extreme comparisons to life back in CA! We're in our Heart Home for now...
posted December 11th, 2017  
nicely composed
posted December 11th, 2017  
This is wonderful!
posted December 11th, 2017  
This is lovely.
posted December 11th, 2017  
Fabulous composition! Feels so Christmasy!
posted December 12th, 2017  
It sounds as like you have gone back in time ,,a lovely picture a fav
posted December 12th, 2017  
ah yes. country life is the best. (except for having to drive everywhere)
posted December 12th, 2017  
Love this image, Louise! Everything about it is perfect! Fav! :-)
posted December 12th, 2017  
@francoise Living south of LA requires serious freeway driving! Here, nothing is more than minutes away and we can often walk! This doesn't strike me so much as "country life" but living with "quaintness"!
posted December 12th, 2017  
@gaylewood Thanks, Gayle! Maybe it brings back memories a bit like your Canadian summer?
posted December 12th, 2017  
Lovely Louise and this photo will always remind you of that scene.
posted December 12th, 2017  
Lovely photo and story Louise. Lots on the news about fires in California. Sounds very bad indeed, do hope you’re not affected. Even here in central Myanmar CNN is in the TV
posted December 13th, 2017  
Great beautiful shot with a nice Christmas message.
posted December 13th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted December 14th, 2017  
Just so lovely and so soothing. Beautiful memories I know.
posted December 18th, 2017  
@louannwarren I put a print of this picture on a card for Karen when we went to buy eggs and home made bread this morning...she loved it and set it on the front counter. It's hard to start saying good-bye...
posted December 18th, 2017  
It sounds divine, Louise! You may need to change the time frame next year to include Christmas and maybe even New Years in Nova Scotia. I wouldn't want to leave either...so wonderful a lifestyle and charming!
posted December 18th, 2017  
@gardenfolk We actually wanted to stay and have the family come up. However, Heather manages Crate & Barrel's children's division, Land of Nod, and can't leave retail at this time of year...understandably... That's when it was decided we'd arrive on Christmas Eve when she'll have a couple days to spend with us, and maybe another in the week. We look forward to being with the kids, too, of course!
posted December 18th, 2017  
@Weezilou What fun it would have been for them to be in Nova Scotia for Christmas though... the snow and festive change. Maybe one day...what a treat that will be. You should work part time for the Chamber of Commerce. :)
posted December 18th, 2017  
@gardenfolk To think we thought we'd be *way off the grid* when we moved up here! I guess I sell it pretty well because every close friend has been to visit us as well as many people I've come to know only through 365! And then there are the "friends of friends"... and our family considers it *home* : )
posted December 20th, 2017  
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