Monday, August 19, 2019

Getting unstuck -- visiting Bear River

Some of Flora Doehler's work in her studio
in Bear River, Nova Scotia
I know it's strange to accuse a couple who've travelled
3600 kilometres of being stuck in the mud, but we are
definitely habit driven.  And we love our school house
in Wallace, Nova Scotia, and the Pugwash, Nova Scotia
area.  It is in fact our second home.  And once there
we are incredibly reluctant to move.

The beach near Pugwash is one of our favourite
places in the world.  So to leave and go to the opposite
end of the province today was a big deal for us.  We were
happy reading our books, figuring out where to eat, and
visiting friends.

And yet luckily we were compelled to take one of the most
beautiful drives we have ever taken to visit our friends
Flora Doehler and Larry Knox in Bear River.  The picture
tonight is of some of the art in Flora's studio.  As an artist
she gets more experimental and adventurous all the time,
and is in her element here in beautiful Nova Scotia.

We had a wonderful night together this evening.  They
treated us to an amazing dinner and we had so much

Tomorrow we take the same gorgeous route home.  I
know I will be charged by all of Flora's great ideas about
art until we see her and Larry again.

Have a loving your travels day.


Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, thank you so very much for coming to see us. It is such a treat to share a meal and much laughter and story-telling with you and Steven. I look forward to another visit tomorrow before you make that long trek back to the Northumberland Straight.

Candy said...

You guys know how to have fun and how to get unstuck! Love your friend's art! Have a fabulous day!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much. It was amazing. I am so sorry we live so far from each other. You
and Larry are ultra kind, and the life you've created is amazing. Thank you.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Candy,

I love your posts about walks with your dog Georgie, and I hope you get into that
exhibition you want to be in for your birthday. Your work is beautiful.


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