Monday, 21 April 2014

the eternal in each moment

I must be having fun, because time is flying. It seems so long ago and yet it is only 2 1/2 weeks ago that I took my sister on her first outing. I had to find some eagles for her, so I took her to my favourite spot, the crest of hill north of Port Williams and sure enough...
a female Bald Eagle was there
Then it was off to the beach at Kingsport at low tide
where the sticky red mud captured the footprints of seagulls
After a picnic lunch, we headed over to Halls Harbour where the tide was still out
We wandered along the rocky beach
to explore the cliffs

and the false caves that look so deep from a distance
The hoary melt and freeze of the early spring runoff
made a constant dripping sound
and I risked getting in close
to shoot the dripping water

even though I suspected some rocks would come loose,
and sure enough - they did!
a fishing boat takes off into the Minas Channel
(that leads to Minas Basin around Cape Blomidon, to the right -east- not seen here)
a beautiful sea lichen covered rock
a natural bowl of sea water
the tide comes gently in
another bowl of sea water
Fractured faceted rocks

the ubiquitous nylon fisherman's rope debris
a root, the boulders, the rocky beach, the sea
STEVE was here
peaceful Halls Harbour off season
The tide comes gently into the harbour
Spring has definitely made its way into Nova Scotia. The crocuses are up in the lawn and the tulips are moving in. The lilac is in bud. Robins have been back for a month now. We see signs of nest building. Thankfully I have made a dent in my own clean up, enough to give me permission to start at some creative play again, though there is still yard work to do.
I have more pictures to share from my sister's visit where I got to play tourist too. Hopefully I will have some art work to share soon again.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Alexander Pope
Let us always look to this moment,
 laying hope and regret to rest.
It is in this moment
that the eternal exists.


barbara@sparrowavenue said...

great shots of the cliff
I forgot to take pictures of all the stones and rocks

how'd you manage to get a better shot of the eagle?

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thanks Barbara. I don't know that I got a better shot, but with cropping and doctoring in Windows Live Photo, I can sometimes salvage poor shots.

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