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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

where i live - novia scotia, canada

mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse martha

Above, Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia.  Location of the world's highest recorded tides.  In a few hours after this was taken, billions of gallons of water would fill the entire area.
Below, Halifax Harbour at night with naval ships in port and the A. Murray MacKay Bridge in the background.  The Dartmouth waterfront is to the right.

I Am From

I am from two who love me
I am from the ocean and the trees
At the end of a family of five
And the others that came and went
I am from motherhood, surrounded by love and chaos
I am from hugs and kisses and school projects, trips here and there
  rubby fingers and prom dresses, cattle shows, encouragement, tears and 
  frustrations; dinner on the table.
I am from always trying to be
Here for you; trying to guide your way.
I am from unconditional love
From goodnight kisses and cuddles, holding hands
I am from big strong arms around me for no particular reason, safe and sound.
I am from you.

Above, Humpback whale breaching in the Bay of Fundy.  Humpbacks raise their calves in these waters in the summer. 
Below, Sunday afternoon on the Harbour in Halifax.

Thank you for visiting where I live. Please feel free to visit my blog to learn more about my life in Nova Scotia.

Until next time! Martha of Heartwork Photography.


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  1. I have no memory of a trip to Nova Scotia as a toddler, but have always felt drawn to it. You've made me determined that I must visit and make new memories. Beautiful photos and lovely poem.

  2. oooh i love the whale photo and that all the photos showed the beach and ocean ♥

  3. Beautiful photos! Every year my husband and I declare our wish to go to Nova Scotia and PEI...and we still have yet to do it....sometimes I just wish for one of those "beam me up Scotty" thingamajigs so I could travel everywhere I want to!

  4. I've always wanted to visit! Your words and your photos take my breath away!

  5. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. beautiful photos. i'd love to visit there someday.

  7. I am from NB, and all these images are very familiar to me, having been to NS countless times. :) Beautiful work.

  8. What a lovely post! Your words have inspired me.