When Steven is not creating beautiful art

He is kept pretty busy. He was trying to clear this snow this morning so that I could get out to an appointment.

A winter wonderland is not all it's cracked up to be, at times. (It wasn't very cold, by the way, which made the snow heavy and hard to shift. I found it heavy shovelling the small amount I removed.)
+Steven Kennard 
#SnowySaturday curated by  +John Fujimagari  +#SnowySaturday

#snow   #winter   #canada   #novascotia  

Snow Blowing Over the Dykes, Canning – 24/365

The day after the blizzard was a day of blustery cold winds and drifting snow, especially across the dykelands. The light, though, was bright, through the lifting clouds. As the roads were now passable, I drove towards our local university town (Wolfville) to get some shopping done. As I drove out onto the main road, I pulled the car over to catch this picture of the village. I have never photographed Canning from this particular angle, but with the snowy landscape and the blowing flakes, I thought it looked lovely, nestled among the trees. 

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan
#landscapephotography #canadianlandscape   #novascotialandscapes   #Ilovewinter   #novascotia   #canadianwinter  

The Sun Breaking Through – 9/365

This scene of snowy winter fields, glazed from the recent rain and subsequent sudden drop in temperature was suddenly brought to life this morning when the light began to break through the clouds in rays. This made the icy fields beside the river suddenly gleam and light up behind the ragged corn stubble above. Zooming in will show you the little winding river, completely frozen over, which is the same one featured on day 7 of the project, where you see the much wider river mouth as it empties into the tidal dykes. You probably wouldn't have as much fun skating on this little meandering section.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS   by +Robert SKREINER
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan
+Best Top Photographer Group  +Rinus Bakker  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) by +Janet Clark and +BTP Daily Highlight by  +Nicole Gruber  
#Canada #NovaScotia #NovaScotiaLandscapes

Follow Me – 8/365

Today was not a day to take a photograph, but rather to pick up one that had never been posted and get it ready to share with you. This was taken just over a week ago, a day or so after a blizzard when the ice and snow were weighing down the branches. I ventured on foot down a snowmobile trail through the woods  and turned a corner to see this. The slender branches outlined in white framed the pearly grey of that dark snow-heavy sky nicely. Shall we walk down this path together? Follow me, then. Dress warmly and maybe have snowshoes or cross country skis on, or at least good snow boots. It's perfect conditions for a winter wonderland walk.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton
#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Daily Photography Themes by +Robert SKREINER
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Jack Stepanyan +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown
+Best Top Photographer Group +Rinus Bakker    #besttopphotographergroup +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) by  +Janet Clark and +BTP Daily Highlight by +Nicole Gruber
#Canada #NovaScotia #NovaScotiaLandscapes

The Harvest is almost all in

The harvest is almost all in - Ellie Kennard 2013
The harvest is almost all in – Ellie Kennard 2013

“The Harvest is Almost All in”

To remind all you good folks that tomorrow is once again #farmfriday  , I am sharing an image of a field you have seen more than once – featuring the tractor that was harrowing, the lines of the newly sprouted corn etc. This time you can see that the harvest is well under way, the fall colours behind showing the urgency to get everything safely put away before winter sets in.

We on the Farm Friday team are all looking forward to seeing your great images of farm life from around the world, shared with our theme.

#novascotia #novascotialandscape

My Favourite Farm in the Rain and Wind

In album Farming

Reminder! Farm Friday is just around the corner! So if you can get out and photograph a farming related subject near you … if you're in the city, have you a farmers' market you could share with us? And if you can't get out why not dig out the farm photos you took a while ago and dust them off ready for our #farmfriday  theme tomorrow. If in doubt as to how to post to our theme, (curated by +Steven Kennard – our farm Friday manager, our European farm girl +Sofie Løve Forsberg and myself) then nip over to the page (+Farm Friday)  and read all about it on the About page!

Every time I drive along the road and see this farm with its beautiful old barn, I want to photograph it. I have taken photos of it from most angles and in different seasons and I love it more every time I see it. Here you see it in the wind and rain of early fall.

See you all tomorrow! Happy farming. 🙂

#novascotia   #novascotialandscape   #Canada   #Canadianlandscapes   #farm   #farming  

Canning, Nova Scotia, Seen From the Banks of the Habitant River

In album Weekly Photo Project 2013

My (Current) HomeTown. Can you imagine this as being a busy shipbuilding hub? The river you see here was the site of a major shipyard. The wikipedia entry describes the town as "much diminished in importance in recent years". I suspect the writer was perfecting his use of understatement in that sentence.  As I was taking these photographs, there were birds walking on the green algae growth on the surface of the river. 

1866 July – Schooner Escape

"When fire swept Canning's main street in July 1866, a small schooner was under construction on the stocks in the Bigelow shipyard. The wooden ship was ready for launching except for her spars, rigging, and sails. As the fire drew near, Ebenezer Bigelow saw the tide was high, and made a snap decision to launch immediately. Quickly, a crowd of people clambered on the vessel's deck, seeking to escape the flames. Later, the vessel would be named Escape. In 1874 Escape's luck ran out. She was lost with all on board near Digby Gut, Nova Scotia.
— Source: Stanley Spicer, in The Canning Gazette, Issue #127, July 1998"

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 +Weekly Photo Project 2013 curated by +Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
Week 32: My Hometown

Also for My Town Tuesday ~ #mytowntuesday   local
Curator(s): +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong 
G+ Page : +My Town Tuesday 
#mytowntuesday +My Town Tuesday by +Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong
Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday
FlowingWaterFriday  curated by  +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church #FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday
HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Delcour Eric +***** #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape
Landscape Photography  curated by  +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography
Landscape Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Landscape Photos
#novascotia   #canada