Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vacation Photos ~ Nova Scotia Canada

I had the pleasure of visiting my Mom at the southern tip of Nova Scotia last week. What an absolutely beautiful Province! If you have never been to N.S. you should really add it to your list of places to visit. If you love Cape Cod, you will love Nova Scotia, Canada.

Clear blue sky and ocean views . . .

Lush Flower Gardens

The view from my Mom's backyard on her Birthday

My Mom's new board walk and rock gardens

Vibrant Colors

The Humming Birds loved it ! Too fast for me to catch in the picture.

I am also sharing pictures of a local home ~ belonging to a friend of my Mom's

This lovely lady has gardens and views that rival any magazine!

The perfect entrance to a perfect garden

An adorable little Garden Shed near the Ocean

Every view is stunning!

Lovely pink Lillies

My Mom and I on her Birthday

Pretty pink petals on Mom's Birthday cake :-)

My Birthday gift to my Mom ~ a One of a Kind ~ photo with multi media Art. The image is me and my Mom when I was about 5 years old.

My good friend Deborah Burnham used the image to make a custom Birthday present.
My Mom loved it ! Thanks so much Deb :-)
You can visit Deb's blog here here .
Deb's new Etsy shop will have it's grand opening on August 15th.

Remember to Live ~ Love ~ Laugh. Happy 65th Birthday Mom !
My next post is my 100th POST. I will be doing a Giveaway. I will be away for most of this week so please come back and check for an update on August 9th.


TattingChic said...

You're right! Every view IS stunning! The bottle you gave your mom is so sweet and sentimental. I love old bottles. That is precious! I hope your Mom had a Happy Birthday!

Deb said...

OMG Karen your mom lives in paradise, Nova Scotia is so amazing (I was born there many moons ago).
If that was my backyard I'd never get anything done because I would be outside all the time. Thank you for the Blog plug I'm so pleased your mom liked here gift. I'm glad you had a wonderful time it's nice to have you back.
Hugs Deb

Nancy said...

Karen...your Mom has a beautiful home there in Nova Scotia...the gardens and ocean view are so lovely. Such beautiful gardens. And her neighbours' house isn't too shabby either! So pretty!

Love the cake and the gift from Deb. She is so talented...I will have to get one of her pieces when she opens her Etsy shop.

So glad you had a nice time. You look lovely with your Mom, Karen.

Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs, Nancy

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a beautiful place!! Happy Birthday to your sweet

micaela6955 said...

Living in Maine, I've never been up to Nova Scotia, but always wanted to go. My son's godmother is from there, so I'd love to make the trip up with her and her family. Her hubby keeps telling me about these all you can eat Lobster buffets, I just can't imagine! I don't eat lobster, but my husband would be in lobster heaven! Thank you for the views, such beauty. And the gift you gave your mom is just gorgeous.

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!!! Love the bottle you made for your mom! You are so artsy! Love it!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, you and your mom are so cute!
And my oh my, she lives in paradise!
What an absolutely gorgeous place.
So glad you had a nice time.

Kimberly :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!
What a feast for the eyes! I can't even imagine living someplace that beautiful and just going out the back door and seeing all that loveliness! Your gift to your mom was absolutely darling!! So unique. The photo of you and your mom is so nice. You look like sisters! Your mom looks young for 65!! Wish I could have had a piece of that cake, mmmmmm, bet it was delicious.
I love Victoria! She looks stunning in her white Victorian summer outfit. The white dress is incredible! You find the best things and I love them ALL!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Every view is stunning indeed! Oh my goodness, how beautiful.
Happy Birthday to your mother! What a neat bottle gift.
I'd like to go to NS, I think Canada is gorgeous, but also because my son's name is Nova after my Grandfather.

Donna Lynn said...

Lovely Karen! The garden pictures are just beautiful, looks like you made some wonderful memories with your darling mom! What a blessing to spend time with her.

The gift you gave her is just darling, she will treasure it for years!

Jenn said...

wow... what an amazing place to live! Looks very peaceful. Love the cake... and the bottle!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gosh, Karen, every view is just breathtaking! I've never been to Nova Scotia. I'm so glad you were able to be with your mother on her special day. I think I could sit in those chairs out by the ocean forever ~ What a view!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ann Moore said...

Hi Karen, Checked out your blog from Deb Burnham's link and it's amazing, what beautiful country Nova Scotia is! Both you and Deb do an amazing job with pictures on your blogs, really enjoyed it!

Ann Moore