Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mowing the Lawn

There's one thing you can't help but notice when you visit the Maritimes - big, big lawns.  Every stately looking white clapboard house is surrounded by an enormous, grassy, park-like expanse of green which brings one thought to mind "who mows all this?" Well today we found out.  We were travelling through northern New Brunswick (near Shediac) into Pictou County in Nova Scotia. Most of the way we travelled the "Sunrise Trail" which follows the Northumberland Strait coastline. All along the way we saw lots of the red, white and blue of the Acadian flag; many houses had a large black or gold star hanging by the front door which is also a symbol of Acadian culture. Nowadays, Acadians can be found in several places in NB and NS as well as Maine and Louisiana.

So it must have been 'lawn mowing' day in the Maritimes - everyone was out on their ride'm lawn mowers sprucing up their estates. We must have seen several dozen in just a couple of hours. Of course, out here, it doesn't look like watering is a necessity so I guess it's just as easy to grow grass as anything else.  And as we get closer to Cape Breton you can hear the accents start to thicken: "Have a noice day".

2 comments:

ewecan said...

And on Monday, you can see the laundry on the clothesline!

Jason Socolovitch said...

That must have been a sight to behold! I can just imagine all the colors of their flag moving along the green grass! Were you able to take a picture? I wish you could have shown us one.

Jason Socolovitch

Day trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina 

I’m not sure we (in the west) can think of Bosnia Herzegovina without images of war, bombing, and continuously fighting factions. So our day...