What's It All About, eh?

Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

Photographs are roughly 98%+ my own and copy-righted. For the occasional photo that is borrowed, credit is given where possible - recently I have started posting unusual net photographs that seem unique. Feel free to borrow any of my photos for non-commercial use, otherwise contact me. Starting late in 2013 I have tried to be consistent in identifying my photographs using ©smck on all out of camera photos I personally captured - (I often do minor computer changes such as 'crop' or 'shadow' etc but usually nothing major), and using
©norvellhimself on all photos that I have played around with in case it might not be obvious. Lately I have dropped the ©smck and have watermarked them with the blog name.

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Christmas Evening Gathering at The Stable

I am a devout agnostic, loving the idea of human love for the human race,  and loving the idea of structure that expresses our love for the unknown, the unknowable, and in my particular place in time and place I follow the structures of christianity (lower case as I believe it to be only myth and yearning but still like all religions at their core our built in desire to understand the mystery of it all) and here is our pieced together creche - one piece from a yard sale, several pieces from a flea market, a few figures from a marked-down sale at some retail giant but like my life the growth of the set was organic (the old sense of the word) like my life and yours - so my heart felt wishes for love and joy and peace, ever lasting peace, to you all this Christmas Evening - no matter how entwined it is with the soltice, and the druids, and with the middle ages 

1 comment:

  1. I miss this place. Especially at holiday time. Have a glorious celebration!