Monday, September 7, 2009

Halifax Public Gardens

Sunday afternoon, I drove my daughter to Halifax for her 2nd year at college. My new girls came along; and after we unloaded Molly's stuff, we all headed to Spring Garden Road and the Halifax Public Gardens. These Gardens are the oldest formal Victorian gardens in North America (1867) and have survived intact and relatively unspoiled since then.

One of the first things we did was to head for ice cream. No sunny Sunday afternoon is complete without an ice cream. We bought them right inside the Gardens, and boy did we hit it lucky. We each had what was called a "mix-in" - vanilla ice cream with your particular choice of mix. The girls and I had chocolate fudge and Molly had peanut butter/chocolate fudge. They put the ice cream on a marble slab, chop up the fudge and, using the spoon, they sort-of fold and knead the mix into the ice cream. This then goes into freshly made waffle cones. Wow! It was delicious.

Just outside the canteen, they were holding their Sunday free-concert in the gazebo. There was a great jazz combo and singer performing. We could hear them as we strolled throughout the Gardens.

Take a walk with us now and enjoy the scenery.


Wanda said...

A very serene looking lake Sandy!

Teena in Toronto said...

My parents used to take me there when I was a kid.

Marie said...

Oh my, you have made me so homesick Sandy!! Loved seeing all the pics and that ice cream sounds fabulous!

DUTA said...

Lots of success to your daughter at the college, and many lovely Sunday afternoons like this one to you!

Nezzy said...

Hey girlfriend, ice cream, flowers and toss in a few just doesn't get any better than that. To boot, your brilliant, you padded your empty nest. LOL I pray you daughter have a wonderful school year and much success. I can see from the pics you and the 'padding' are going to have a great time. God bless and enjoy the day!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of the area. The icecream has my mouth watering. May have to run to the store to get some.

I lost your blog link in making changes to my blog, but have fixed. now I can fallow you again.

Chuck Dilmore said...

what a day!
thank you for bringing it back to us
so beautifully!


Anonymous said...

Looks like the perfect day and the ice cream sounds really good right now. Too bad it's 12:30am. All your photos are pretty and of course I love the flowers.

Good luck to your daughter and hope it wasn't too sad to say goodbye.

Darla said...

Beautiful cream? No cupcake with buttercream icing?