Monday, 29 June 2015

The Joys of June

June 30,2015

Can you believe it, another month has whizzed by us. I had hoped the march of time would uncharacteristically  slow down somewhat.  Just to please me..... is that asking too much?!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Flowers and Fog

June 16,2015

As you may have surmised if you have read any of my recent posts,the weather is a dominant factor, and it is usually is not favorable. We have, however, had a run of 3 or 4 days of sunshine and warm temps but I was busy enjoying them and not snapping photos. I am drawing on a few I captured awhile ago.

 Fog can be rather mysterious and calming if taken in small doses. It shrouds trees,grasses and plants in droplets of water without damaging any delicate blooms.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Anatomy of a Yard Sale

  June 2,2015

Along with earlier sunrises and warmer temperatures in Atlantic Canada, Saturdays are special to a breed of natives known as "Yard Salers" Although generally a quiet and docile animal, they have been known to exhibit unusually contentious behavior if  sale signs are not to their liking or if challenged in any way by others of their species.

There are certain traits that distinguish  them from the run of the mill people who just wander into a yard sale out of curiosity. Most notably, they arrive, park where they stop, and begin a ritualistic assessment of the wares on display.  They can be seen with a coffee cup in  hand as they purposefully mingle with others of their ilk. Most will nod or smile in the direction of the "Seller".This is also known as Posturing. It gives the impression of kinship and increases their chances of getting a better deal when, and if, haggling occurs. These finely tuned ceremonies are part and parcel of what makes a Saturday morning Yard Sale so much fun, whether you are selling, or one of the "Salers"(not to be confused with the east coast "Sailors"). I have been an active participant in both categories and also enjoy being part of the rarer breed known as the "Casual Observer"!