Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fundy's Rolling Fog

Moving furniture on hot and muggy days is not much fun. That is a rather obtuse way of saying that the past few days have been exceedingly busy so I have not had much chance to post. Since I still can’t officially say much (at least nothing I am going to post online), I will give a full update about what we have been up to at the start of next week. To add to the mystery, I will say that a very large, interesting and heavy artifact collection is coming to the Annapolis Heritage Society.

In my running around, I was able to snap a few photographs last week. One of the interesting parts about living in the Annapolis Valley is the ever changing weather. I have mentioned it before but we do live up to both the statements “if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes” and “if you don’t like the weather out your front door, look out your back”. Today’s images are a clear example of the second statement. These photographs, taken in the middle of last week, show the Bay of Fundy fog starting to roll over the North Mountain. I always find it interesting how the day can be clear and bright in the valley while people living on the Bayshore can be fogged in. On certain days the fog starts to climb the mountain and roll gently into the valley. In this series, the fog can be seen clinging to the top of the mountain with blue sky above it. With the picturesque village of Granville Ferry as the backdrop, this can make for some very interesting pictures.

As a further example of the changeability of our weather, about a half hour after these pictures were taken we were experiencing a full downpour. About two hours later we were back to blue sky and soft white clouds.

All for now,
RGS

4 comments:

  1. Great to see these photos. We were having a pleasant outside dinner when this weather rolled in. The air went from still and warm to chilly and blustery in the space of a 10 minutes. We retreated inside with our dinner and watched the weather sweep down the Annapolis River.

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  2. Hello! This is just a wondeful site, thank you so much! We have friends who will be visiting in September and would like to get married quietly in a heritage church or chapel in AR - please can you give us any advice we can pass along to them - we are new to the area ourselves. Thanks in advance. MJS

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  3. To MJS,
    There are a number of churches or chapels in the Annapolis Royal area which would fit the bill. Off the top of my head, Old St Edwards in Clementsport and Christchurch in Karsdale would be good choices. Both of these Anglican churches were built in the late 18th century. Goat Island Baptist church in Upper Clements has been undergoing some renovations and I hear that they have done a good job. This is the oldest standing Baptist Church in Canada. We do have a variety of interesting old churches.
    RGS

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  4. Thank you for putting all these lovely pictures and photos online. I am researching my family and they live there on the Evangeline Trail. The history and historical buildings fascinate me. My daughter and I live around DisneyWorld in Florida. I may never be able to come see your beautiful city, but I feel we can learn so much from your wonderful blog. Sincerely Cheryl and Mary (the Mailman Family)

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