Monday, May 12, 2014

a walk in the park - Point Pleasant, Halifax


This morning I found a comment from my old friend, Lindsay, that said he'd like to see more pictures of Point Pleasant Park here in Halifax. It turns out I do actually have some despite the fact I rarely carry the camera. They weren't all photographed on the same day, but all were taken during the months of May and June.

Even as it's possible you've seen most of the pictures before, if you'd like a quick look at our favorite local rambling spot again you'll find them here.

12 comments:

Tom said...

There is a particular joy about foliage in Spring. It is such a luscious green, and not so dense as to be overwhelming.

susan said...

I heartily agree, Tom. The ephemeral quality of the light on new growth always lifts my spirits.

Rob-bear said...

What a delightful place. Are there any specific flower gardens, or any flowers at all? Does the place get a regular on-shore breeze from the ocean?

Blessings and Bear hugs!

susan said...

The only flowers that grow at Point Pleasant are wild ones, Rob. What we do have in the centre of town is a Victorian park called The Public Gardens. One of these fine days I'll carry my camera over there and take pictures of flowers for you.

Best wishes

Lindsay Byrnes said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for the great pics and I can understand how the park is one of your favourite haunts, with some rich history and interesting aspects. One shot is similar in scenery to one of our parks nearby. But I guess it is rather bleak in winter as the picture suggests.
Maybe it’s now time for some June Shakespeare by the sea!!
Best wishes

susan said...

I'm very pleased to know you enjoyed seeing them, Lindsay.

Shakespeare By The Sea is pretty neat. Last year they performed 'Snow White', 'Hamlet', and 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

It was news to us that the Bard wrote 'Snow White'..
best wishes to you too.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Ships, gulls, crows and squirrels, with butterfly kites, ha! Love walking around in the park during the spring and autumn months. I try to stay inside more during the hottest times and of course during the winter. Lovely pictures susan.

susan said...

It's a very lovely place year round, but you're right that the walks are more pleasant during the temperate seasons.
I'm happy to know you enjoyed seeing the pictures, Lib.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Early spring is such a relief after the drab holdover of winter... new life - a new beginning... and then it's bug season.
the Ol'Buzzard

clairesgarden said...

lovely place to have a visit

susan said...

Spring in these parts takes a while to get up to speed but it's nice now it's here. Thankfully, not too many bugs this close to the ocean.

susan said...

It is, Claire. It's also nice to see the police exercising their horses out there sometimes.