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Friday, 29 June 2012

LIVERPOOL- Heart of the Region of Queens County

Liverpool lies in the heart of the Region of Queens Municipality, which is made up of 40 unique communities within the county; which incorporates approximately 220 km of coastline, hundreds of walking trails and a variety of winter sport activities. The shoreline is populates withe a number of historical villages where settlers first came to inhabit this province in the early 1700s.
Liverpool, the county seat of Queens County, was founded by the New England Planters in 1759. It was during the outbreak of the American Revolution that Liverpool severed its ties with the American Colonies.
Queens County contains the Seaside Adjunct near Port Joil and Port Mouton as well as substantial portions of Kejimkujik National Park. Kejimkujik National Park. Kejimkujik, located just outside the picturesque communities of Maitland Bridge and Kempt, is a paradise for naturalists and fun-loving campers alike. The park offers beautiful campsites, and contains many rare species of wildlife within its boundaries.
Queens County is almost 1/4 water - hundreds of lakes, including chain lakes and the Mersey River ( the largest river in NS). For the whitewater enthusiasts is the Medway River at Bangs Falls and Keji National Park, a canoeists paradise.

And always the Atlantic Ocean
is ever washing our shores

Surfing Nova Scotia, Western Head


Friday, 15 June 2012


Mushrooms are....... a fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus and most are poisonous. The standard methods for identification are still used by most, that has developed into a fine art harking back to medieval times and the Victorian Era. The presence of juices upon breaking, bruising reactions, odors, tastes, shades of color, habitat, habit and season are all considered by both amateur and professional mycologists. Tasting and smelling mushrooms carries its own hazards because of poisons.
The terms "mushroom" and "toadstool" go back centuries and were never precisely defined, nor was there consensus on application. The term "toadstool" was often, but not exclusively, applied to poisonous mushrooms or to those that have the classic umbrella-like cap-and-stem form.
Many species of mushrooms seemingly appear overnight, growing or expanding rapidly. This phenomenon is the source of several common expressions in the English language including "to mushroom" or "mushrooming" (expanding rapidly in size or scope) and "to pop up like a mushroom" (to appear unexpectedly and quickly).

Youtube- Mushrooms in motion:

LIVERPOOL... for good friends and good food.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Japaneese Knot Weed in Nova Scotia

The invasive root system and strong growth can damage foundations, buildings, flood defences, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites.  It can be found in 39 of the 50 United States and in six provinces in Canada; and yes it is also here in Nova Scotia.

Japanese knotweed has hollow stems with distinct raised nodes that give it the appearance of bamboo, though it is not closely related. The leaves are broad oval with a truncated base, 7–14 cm long and 5–12 cm broad, with an entire margin. The flowers are small, cream or white, produced in racemes 6–15 cm long in late summer and early autumn.

Japanese knotweed has a large underground network of roots (rhizomes). To eradicate the plant the roots need to be killed. All above-ground portions of the plant need to be controlled repeatedly for several years in order to weaken and kill the entire patch. Picking the right herbicide is essential, as it must travel through the plant and into the root system below.  Glyphosate is the best active ingredient in herbicide for use on Japanese knotweed as it is ’systemic’; it penetrates through the whole plant and travels to the roots.

This plant is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's 100 worst invasive species. 

Notice the detail of the
stock which is similar
        to bamboo.

Pity that is it so invasive
     as it is quite a lovely

 LIVE LIVERPOOL ...escape from the usual