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 very 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.

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Louise Penny

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel(s) by Louise Penny

I have always loved to read - but right up front I must confess that as liberal as I am with equality for all, that I have found male authors more appealing to my reading tastes in general than female - but those tines I do find an author, female, appealing, then they rank high, very high on an unmade listing of favorite authors AND here I most post this consistently great writer - Louise Penny - of murder mysteries that holds me enthralled both for the writing of each individual book and for that background story that slips in and out of sight from book to book but keeps the mind in heightened tension to see how that ominous shadow story will play out with the Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, Armand Gamache as he discovers, seeks solutions in, and eventually retires to the quiet hidden village of Three Pines near the Vermont border.  Please read them, the series of books, in order from Still Life, out in about 2005 and continuing yearly through the present day, so that you can follow the fortunes not only of the Inspector, but his family, his friends, citizens of the town of Three Pines, that just as in real life become part of our lives, our background of interaction, sometimes friendly sometimes boring sometimes threatening.

If it means anything to you, Louise and 'The Three Pines' series are constant players of The New York Times Best Seller List - and of  Himself's!!!!

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