Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Postcard #5: Annapolis Royal



The years of history come alive here. Wars in Europe directly affected this land that changed hands numerous times over 400 years of European habitation. 

What we saw today:  remnants of French and British military occupation - a most lovely historical garden that had me wanting to move here just to work in it - a  reconstruction of the first settlement in 1604 complete with interpreters wearing period costume. 

Wild winds blew from a cloudy sky. No rain. In the garden the wind tossed the branches of oaks and maples. Sibilant whispers of leaves. Wafts of lilacs, purple, white, deep violet. Rhododendrons. I didn't want to leave. 

13 comments:

podso said...

You put us right there with you; good writing and a word to look up! :-)

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts as you travel. I enjoyed your comments on your grandfathers and will look forward to reading more postcards.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! I agree with Podso. I just looked up the word sibilant. :) Have a great day. Tammy

cucki said...

Great post my dear xx

Alex said...

Those rhododendrons are stunning ~ !

Maggie said...

Loving your postcards, Lorrie, what a fab trip we're on!

Connie said...

Beautiful garden . . . I'm so happy that you had such a lovely time :)

Vee said...

Thanks for giving us glimpses of your experience...nothing like following a spring or a story.

materfamilias said...

Another delightful postcard -- thank you!

Pamela Gordon said...

The Annapolis Valley is such a beautiful area. My great great's came from there to New Brunswick. I'm enjoying your postcards very much.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful - sounds like a perfect place to visit

Amy at love made my home said...

Sounds as though it was fascinating! I am really enjoying your postcards and seeing this rhododendron! xx

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful!