Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ten Reasons Why

Pictured here are ten of the reasons why
I've returned to Nova Scotia, Canada
for my 12th summer in a row.
Camping at Dover, NS after a long paddle

Relaxing on my front deck - back when
I had short hair.

Getting ready to paddle
with Little Sister at Gabarus, CB
A bird's eye view at Gabarus, CB
Pileated Woodpecker tree - my favorite

Looking out over Margaree Valley, CB

Black Brook Falls, a rain forest in Cape Breton!

Primordial Forest in Guysborough County, NS
This tree is so big, you can barely see me nestled into the bottom!

Stopping for lunch in the bog at Baleine, CB

An oil painting version of me at a stop-over
in Bras d'Or Lake, CB.
It's kind of cool!  I like it!
Bras d'Or Lake practically divides CB in half,
it's so big.

It was difficult to narrow it down to just ten! 
Cape Breton is a great place to be,
despite the man-made threats to the environment,
fueled by greed,
that grow in number every day,
just like every place else in the world.
(This is for you, Kathie!)
Thanks for stopping by today!


TexWisGirl said...

oh, you're such a tiny little thing - with such a big spirit! loved these photos!

Frank said...

Super views of the varied habitats Karen.
I can certainly understand what draws you back to CB every summer.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it looks like a very beautiful place to be - I might have to visit the area some day!

Sheila said...

No place quite like it , is there :-) wonderful photos !

Bob Bushell said...

Karen, brilliant photos of the place you go to in the summer.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome photos...

O'faigh said...

Hello Karen, enjoyed seeing your part of the world, you have a beautiful country that you live in...the same as us here...Hugs, Lyn

Lesley said...

What a fabulous place to live and visit! Beautiful pictures!

Carole DeAngeli said...

Thanks for taking me to this marvelous place!

Terry said...

It's all so beautiful! :0)

Linda Reeder said...

I had to Google Cape Breton to see where you are, because I don't know the northeast coast very well. What a great place.
But I do have a question. Do you have an actual home? Where do you live on the island?

grammie g said...

Hi Karen... Nice ... just gorgeous scenery there!! Yup I can see why you like spending your summers there!!


Sondra said...

I'll be there tomorrow..ha! No wonder you go back its awesome there...I hope your project is going well I've got grass to cut today so I hope the mower starts~;o)

Vickie said...

That is a beautiful country ! Loved seeing you in photos !

john bord said...

During the summer, that is some of most beautiful spots in the world to be in.

Karen Ackva said...

Very very beautiful. How could you not love it!? You make me jealous once again. ;-)

Kathie Brown said...

Karen, it's gorgeous! I love the pic of you nestled into the tree! Seeing you with the kayaks makes me want to join you! i love the pic of you on your porch, and of course, I love the painting!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Karen you are very fortunate. I hope to be able to do some migration watching one day soon. Thanks for sharing these great destinations... Karen

Dave Lewis said...

Now THAT sounds like a great place to be!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like an awesome place. I love the photo of you sitting on the big rock looking over the valley.

FlourishingPalms said...

Looks like more of about four dozen reasons to be in Nova Scotia! Every photo is a beautiful vista. I'm glad you can be there to soak it in.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous photos, Karen!
You have me wanting to pack my bags and head east to experience all this first hand.

Just Ramblin' said...

Easy to see why you love this area so much.
Thanks for sharing with all of us. Nola

StitchinByTheLake said...

Someday I'm gonna get to go there - have wanted to forever! blessings, marlene

eileeninmd said...

Cape Breton is a gorgeous place. Your scenic photos are lovely.. Thanks for sharing!