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While I was in Halifax for the Editors’ conference, Between the Lines, there was some time for sightseeing, with fellow editors and some time apart
Halifax Public Gardens, across the road from The Lord Nelson Hotel (previous post)
Beautiful rhododendrons in the park …
and more. Aren’t these beautiful too?
A little history on the gardens opened to the public in 1875
I wonder if this fountain is as old as the park
The S V Mar at the dock by Murphy’s Restaurant
Little tug on back of bigger boat
Wonder how they rock the harbour. Maybe with music and singing?
All aboard the Mar with sails that were gathered like billowed sheets above our heads.
Someone offered to climb the ladder, but I don’t remember who it was. Not me, anyway!
On the evening cruise with fellow editors…
on the SV Mar, managed by strong young men like this fellow.
A university student spending his summer working on the boat
Putting up the giant sails that spread out to catch the wind
Moving out from the dock and into the harbour
…and a glimpse of Theodore Too. Just learned that Theodore’s home is Halifax.
A tad windy and chilly out here. By the time we came back to the dock, I suspect I was not the only one ready to warm up. Guess we need to dress like sailors do.
We got to singing on the way back. The ship Titanic was discouraged, but I remembered an old folk song we learned in school, The Nova Scotia Song, and others joined along in the chorus
“Farewell to Nova Scotia …”
More pictures for another day…
The program and favours for Tea and Tales by Carol Leigh Wehking and Brenda Byers, storytellers from Baden Storytellers’ Guild
Brenda and Carol Leigh, the storytellers, at the Wired-up Pug Cafe and Bistro, Cambridge, Ontario
A celebration of World Storytelling Day, an international storytelling day for telling stories in many places.
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February photos and here we are in March and though the banks of snow have diminished during some milder weather. Our picnic table had a foot of snow on it and nearly a foot around it, and since it’s in our backyard, we don’t need to shovel it. Today it’s snowing again.
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This week at the Waterloo Region Museum many have experienced the Circus theme: Science Under the Big Top. Planning it for February to May was a smart move on the Museum’s part since March Break was in the middle. It gave families something special to do on the March Break.
Staff told me when I arrived, as storyteller for the day, that one thousand people had already come that day. That was Tuesday. Indeed the theatre filled soon after a staff member announced storytelling time. Eager children awaited the stories, and parents, grandparents and group leaders with a band of children there for a day camp. They participated in the stories that called for actions, and they listened until it was time to move again.
On Wednesday I took a preschooler to the museum. Many activities had been designed for school-age children, but there were activities that even a preschooler could engage in with some assistance.
We read a circus story in the dress-up area and tried on clown hats and shoes. I thought we might stay there a little longer, but there was so much more to see… and hear
What’s behind the curtain? We didn’t find out since there was a group of people around it.
We’re looking down through an upper story glass window.
acrobatics in the air
Walk the high wire (wearing a harness, of course)
Granddaughter wanted to try this, to get dressed for it, but there was no harness small enough.
By pushing buttons and pressing pedals, we could put a circus movie on the screen, complete with music.
We had fun with this one, even seeing a lion tamer at work.
Shooting a ball from the cannon–a combined effort
We enjoyed this activity as well.
What’s holding up the train? Peepholes to look through.
Though no animals were to be found, except on video, it was like being at the circus, with the music, activity and excitement. And soon all good things makes a young one tired and so we concluded our visit with a treat from the concession stand out in the foyer, and we looked out the window at the engine in the village.
You can see more photos of the activities at the museum website.
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Last summer we went camping with our daughter and son-in-law, and on that trip, a grandchild learned about fishing. Here she looking out at the lake after the caught fish was thrown back in the water.
Let’s catch another one, Daddy!
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Waterloo Region Museum, a celebration of community and the many people who make up Waterloo Region
The Conestoga Wagon, pulled by horses, brought many people to our community from the USA, Mennonites, and more
Arrival at Pier 21 in Halifax, and then across country to Ontario and other provinces
The Grand Trunk Railway Line. The intersection in the middle of the hallway, but of course the train does not run through that line anymore.
Travelling trunks from many countries around the world
Let’s not forget the Home Children, who were sent here—not by their own choice—but who also make up a section of our community.
People settled here and worked together to build a community with those who were already here.
The Storytelling Series at the Museum, this winter and spring, feature stories of immigrants coming to any part of Canada
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My husband and I went on a short trip this fall and stopped at this historic site on our way home
The Temple of Sharon, surrounded by fall foliage
Another building on the property
To see the inside and learn something about the group that built this structure, see my earlier post this week titled, Temple of Sharon
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Continuing on from last post, after our stop in Port Perry for lunch and looking around, we headed on our way home, but then decided to take a slight detour so that my husband could see the Temple of Sharon, in East Gwillimbury.
My friend, Lorraine, and I had a tour of the place in July, and though I didn’t post pictues then, I was curious to see the building surrounded by the trees in autumn.
Sign by the gate, telling us about the origins of the building
The Sharon Temple, associated with the Children of Peace, and founded by David Willson, a US citizen. The temple was built in 1825 after acquiring enough land. The group was a breakaway from the Society of Friends or Quakers, as they are also known.
Was Willson a bit of a rebel with ideas of his own?
The group flourished until after his death and then went into rapid decline.
See the golden ball suspended between the four directional spires at the very top?
Jacob’s Ladder, just inside door to temple and going up to higher storey
My friend, Lorraine, by the ark (from our summer visit) that has a very large Bible inside
Posing for the camera and perhaps wishing to really play this very old organ
There shall be no falling asleep during sermon or concert in these chairs
A familiar name engraved on the chair
Other outbuildings where the members of this organization lived and worked. The temple was, surprisingly, not used for their worship though it is used for concerts and rented out for weddings now.
Read more about the organization here.
The temple surrounded by the colours of autumn.
Recently, on our way home from a stay in Lindsay, Ontario, my husband and I made a couple of stops. We turned off the highway into Port Perry, where we stretched our legs and walked along the waterfront of Lake Scugog.
A historic steamboat, The Woodman, the first of its kind on the Kawarthas
Some history on the steamboat and traffic on Lake Scugog in earlier days
The Woodman was one of many steamboats on the waters.
and storefronts, similar to those in Lindsay (previous post)
The founder of Chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer, was a native of Port Perry. This statue stands in the park by the waterfront.
I’m a knitter and noticed the sign for the yarn shop, Never Enough Wool, on Water Street, and so we had to stop there and look around. Since I had just bought a new coat, I needed some yarn to make mittens. The shop had a good variety of yarn including alpaca yarn that’s said to be very warm. I’ll soon know.
Also we had personable service by owner and coworker. Thanks, Carol.
(photo, by permission)
Watch for post on Temple of Sharon, coming soon.