Many people living in remote areas of this country become like this tree, it seems. Growing strong and alone they weather the winter winds and cold and the summer heat and somehow are stronger and more enduring because of this. They seem entirely comfortable with being alone.
As of last night I believe that everyone in the area now has their power restored. This was taken at the (blocked) entry to Canning on the night of the storm, last week. Roads were blocked, trees had fallen onto electricity and phone lines, so most people had neither. Which meant for many people in the area that they also didn't have water (as most living outside of the main town limits rely on wells and electric pumps). Which for many meant that they didn't have drinking or washing or cooking water, but also couldn't flush toilets. And for many people that situation lasted for 5 days. On top of this many people suffered some damage to property and lost a lot of mature trees, pulled down by the force of the wind in the branches that were heavy with strong early summer leaves.
Now it's all over. But the effects will be around for some time to come and the cleanup is only just begun.
A field trip last weekend took me to Crystal Falls, which is deeply hidden in the woods, not altogether easy to find. It was my second trip to the falls, my second time to get lost going there. The falls are featured (from my first trip) a little later in this album.
I have had too much studio work lately which has kept me from posting on G+, so I hope this makes up for it.
This photograph was made yesterday on a beautiful Spring afternoon walk on the peaceful shore of the Minas Basin close to Starr's Point, Nova Scotia. As we were walking back we met another fisherman making his way to the shore who announced: 'The striped bass will be biting soon. Hope it's today.'
After lunch we came back to the beach as the sky had become more interesting. So here is another shot of the same beach. There must have been a line of 1/2 km or more, 18″ wide or so, of strawberries. And that’s just the amount of beach that I could see.
The streets of Nova Scotia aren’t exactly paved with gold, but our beaches are flooded with strawberries… at least they were today! Strawberries as far as the eye could see. No kidding. Wherever did they come from?
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