19 February 2010

Skywatch Friday: The Lookoff, Summer and Winter

For this Skywatch Friday, two views of basically the same marvelous area.

I live in this most amazingly beautiful place: Kings County, in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Actually, I live on the North Mountain, one of two ridges that form the sheltering backbones overlooking the Valley. From some parts of the North Mountain, you can see down into the Valley, and actually into three counties (maybe four).

This is part of the view from The Lookoff, a popular destination for visitors to our part of the world. I have to pass the Lookoff every time I go to town (Wolfville, Canning, New Minas, etc) and I never get tired of the view, winter....
...Or summer.


Stormy days are particularly interesting.
My own view is slightly different, facing the opposite direction to this, but no less beautiful. But that's a sky for another day.



I miss summer, have I mentioned that lately? Even a thunderstorm day would be more than welcome.

31 comments:

  1. The sky, being lovely and colorful or otherwise is a sign of what will the weather be the next day. ~bangchik

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  2. I would miss this view if this is what I had to look at when I left home. It is beautiful. I am a Flatlander unfortunately.

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  3. You do live in a gorgeous place.

    I'm longing for spring, not really summer, but just some warmer weather! Enough of this winter weather!

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  4. Stunning Jodi! You do live in a beautiful part of the world!

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  5. Gorgeous, how lucky you are. :)

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  6. What a beautiful part of Canada you live in! :D

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  7. Yes you do live in a beautiful place.

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  8. Oh wow I agree with you, it's an awesome place and the view is amazing. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend.

    SkyWatch-HalfMoon

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  9. From far and wide, this is a beautiful view :D

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  10. Last summer my husband and I took a holiday trip through Nova Scotia. We loved it in summer, but your photo shows it is a beautiful place in all seasons. I'm over on the west coast if you would like to come see. - Margy

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  11. What a lovely view. I love that it changes depending on the season or I imagine the weather. How fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.

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  12. lucky you to live in such a gorgeous place, be it winter or summer. :)

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  13. Jodi, You do live in a marvelous part of the garden. It's on my 'must visit' list. I am just a little behind in blog reading ...Loved your previuous post~ and the "rich, brilliant, soul-drenching colours. Hot magenta orchids. Brilliant, sizzling gerbera daisies. And deliciously green chrysanthemums" of your Valentine bouquet. You have fabulous taste~gail

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  14. You miss summer...I miss color! Even the putrid brown of our muddy Alaskan spring would be welcome about now. Enough of the white stuff!

    Christine B.

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  15. What gorgeous shots of the sky and landscape...these are inspiration for art. Of course the shots are art in themselves!
    I like the 'have you visited this blogger...' addition to your page too. So, I'll be off to the blog you've featured, thanks!

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  16. Breathtaking landscape! I would LOVE to visit Nova Scotia - one day I will...you just wait and see! Yeah, I'm ready for Spring. Not so much summer except for the butterflies, of course. And flowers! And blue skies! Okay...I guess I'm ready for summer, too!

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  17. What a wonderful view, summer or winter. summer, summer, I have seen pictures of summer. jim

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  18. It is most beautiful! Especially with the lovely ocean close by.

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  19. Lovely to have such a view on your regular driving route. Too often we forget to go to the beautiful places in our little worlds and appreciate them.

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  20. Stunning views, in any season. You do indeed live in gorgeous part of the world, Jodi. I feel your longing for summer because it is echoed in my heart.

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  21. Your landscape looks wonderful, especially with all of the snow I am looking at.

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  22. What a beautiful view, and a beautiful sunrise/sunset.

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  23. Marvelous shots portraying winter / summer Contrast. I too miss summers... in fact its beginning to get warmer by the day in this part of the world. We are now gearing up for the festival of HOLI which falls on 1st of March.

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  24. Jodi,
    What an amazing view, and breathtaking through the changing seasons. How I would love to sit and enjoy the scenery there, and take in that beautiful landscape. I thank you for featuring my blog this week, it is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Great pictures..
    Summer and winter - a great contrast.
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    "Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey,
    and enjoy every idle hour."
    - John Boswell

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  26. The patchwork is beautiful, jodi, and just what I've imagined your environs to be.

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  27. Jodi girl yo have managed to make me home sick yet again (you have to stop doing that some time don't you ? ;-)
    I miss the smell of real salt air .. that sunset .. was too beautiful .. it makes me almost hurt because it is such a soulful moment to see that miracle in the making .. the sky is an amazing comfort at times.
    Since you keep making me home sick .. this means you have to keep posting pictures like this to keep me company ? ok ?? : )
    Joy (home sick but happy to see these pictures)

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  28. Jodi, you are so lucky to be living in such lovely environment with wide views to weave dreams. Thank you for letting us see your world even if it doesn't happen in real life!

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  29. What beautiful views!

    This morning when I went out early with the dogs, I actually felt for the first time this year (and it's the last day of February, isn't it?) that spring might actually arrive. It is still a cold morning - but I noticed that the crocisma were up (truly, they weren't up yesterday) and there were hyacinths opening up and the buds on the spring-flowering magnolias have begun to swell, despite the cold (love those day-length responders!). There is hope for another summer yet!

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