September 29, 2016
Jon and I have just returned from the most glorious week away. Nova Scotia is one of those places that doesn’t help but inspire you. I once read that if Nova Scotia were a movie, its protagonists would be rugged yet kind-hearted, burnt by the wind and at one with the sea, dark and moody muted colours would fill the screen. It would be filmed against a backdrop of lush green fields and souring sea cliffs. Nova Scotia is the real deal.
We arrived just as the leaves were turning amber and red, the apples in their trees were heavy; ripe and ready for harvest and the autumn, crisp and cool air had begun to set in. Afternoons still brought temperatures in their 20’s but waking early, you could see your breath in the dew-filled air. The ambience of the place convinced you that you were on the brink of something beautiful and exciting.
Jamie (my little brother, believe it or not!) and Lisa have just moved there, in June of 2016. They too couldn’t help but fall in love with the landscape and culture, and after taking a trip there a few years back, they decided that they wanted to put down roots. Emigrating from Scotland, where it rains 300 days out of 365, they now celebrate their first Autumn in as part of the maritime community just outside Halifax.
They put us up for the week we were there and in exchange, I followed them around with a camera for a day.
The finished result? Well, here are a few of my favourite sneak peaks! I hope you love them as much as I do.
Big Love, Jx