Snow Storm Latte, Art, Tides and Bear River Hills

Snow storms are very OK if you don’t have to drive anywhere. But even better is having a walking destination that leads to:

  • a delicious Sissiboo Coffee latte that I could never emulate at home
  • a place with wonderful art
  • somewhere with just the right music
  • friendly folks

So Larry and I bundle up and slip and slide down the hill.

Bear River snow.
Sliding down the hill to the village.

Then over the little bridge from the Digby County to Annapolis County side.

Then into Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery for a treat and to enjoy the art.

See more of Penny’s stitching, dyeing and fibre story-telling at her blog 

I’ve left out the conversations about the recent local Herring Deaths, the Trump stories, the agony of aging parents, the state of the world, heating systems, fostering creativity, music concerts and lost cats.

I’ve left out the Bob Dylan, John Prine and similar sounds in the cafe.

I’ve left out the stop at the post office.

An advantage of living in a small town

And finally, the walk home……

And then a peek into the studio at my newest creation. A need to add some colour to this beautiful, monochromatic world.

And finally for you, dear reader, a little puzzle.

Can you spot and count the crows at the compost?


12 thoughts on “Snow Storm Latte, Art, Tides and Bear River Hills

  1. Yup caught the typo. The highway dept seems to have a dyslexic proofreader of signs. My all-time favourite was one posted at the boundary in Martins Brook, outside Lunenburg on #3: Martians Brook.

  2. Try Sissiboo’s Turmeric Latte! Tastes like zinged-up cinnamon, probably due to the pepper and other spices. A splendid body-and-soul-warming drink that gives a cheering boost to the rest of the day.

  3. Your painting is beautiful! And your writings about Bear River almost make me wish we didn’t choose the South Shore. We haven’t visited in a while…I’ll have to add your village to my wish list destinations for 2017. Merry Christmas!

    1. Sara, thank you for the painting comment! I’m glad you like it. I am trying to include ‘neutral’ colours in my work to balance the high key colours. Funny thing is that it seems to enhance the colour!
      There is so much to love about the South Shore and about numerous spots in this province. Your articles are proof of that!
      Please let me know in advance of your coming and you can come around to the studio too. Though right now spring and summer seem far, far away.
      Merry Christmas to you too!

  4. You live in a charming, whimsical winter wonderland of a spot! How I love your photos and stories of Bear River and Nova Scotia…here’s wishing you a perfectly magical Merry Christmas from the other side of the country in BC. Cheers! 🙂

    1. Hi Julie…and thank you! It is so very pretty to walk through the falling snow past 100 yr old houses and to see the beauty of that constantly changing river. Aren’t we all fortunate to live in this beautiful country. 🙂

    1. Thank you Carmen! Just don’t drive here during a snow storm 😉 We are supposed to get more tonight…yikes! And then +12 on the weekend. Maritime weather!!

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