Thursday, September 26, 2013

On Location - St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

   St. Andrews is a charming seaside town that holds its Celtic culture firmly by the hand.  I was very content to just walk the streets and sample some of the shops.  I felt very much the tourist!

     This sweet dalmatian was "parked" outside of one of the shops.  St. Andrews is very pet friendly apparently as many shops had these parking places for pooches complete with water bowls.

   I think that from time to time it is a good thing to put the contemplative brain in neutral and simply enjoy the place you are in.  This was one of those days.  No deep thoughts, just the sheer pleasure of experience!

   The highlight of the day for me was a visit to Kingsbrae Gardens.  Even this late in the season it was lush and blooming.
Gardens of any sort are lovely places to study color and texture but, as I said, I was just there to savor.

 At  Kingsbrae they also have a sculpture garden that juxtaposes works of art with the natural plantings.  This was especially delightful.  Many of the sculptures were kinetic and whimsical and that only added to the delightful excursion.  Here is a bit of wisdom for this kind of day.... 

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

   Tomorrow I visit the Roosevelt summer home on Campabello Island to have tea with "Eleanor"!  Should be quite an experience....

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