Growing up in Nova Scotia, Canada, I feel as though I took the stunning scenery for granted. Being reminded of the secret waterfalls, colorful plants, and crisp white winters makes me sit back and realize how lucky I am to live here.
I came home to Nova Scotia for a short break from school in Winnipeg, MB. Applying for the field trip seemed like an appropriate way to spend my time here.
I usually split my hours between photography and working full-time with the military, so the moments I do get to be outside are cherished.
I went out for a drive to Duncan’s Cove (roughly 2.5 hours away), and on the way back, I was greeted by a Monarch butterfly fluttering around on the trail at the end of November. This little guy stuck around with me for about fifteen minutes despite the cold.
Later that same day, I was set up on the rocks and relaxed by the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see our fall came a little late, and we still had gorgeous colours.
One day at work, my friend came and told me he had an awesome spot for an adventure. In response, I grabbed my camera, not really knowing what to expect. After crawling across a log bridge, scaling up a cliff, and then climbing down with a rope, we made it to an impressive secret waterfall. Only a few people know it as Black Hole Falls.
(Unfortunately, there are no shots of me rock climbing. I’m too clumsy for that!)
Another local photographer wanted to go out for the day to explore the beaches in the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
It’s crazy how well a couple of cameras can bring people together.
The star of the day was definitely Yeezy, this cute doggo.
Fall ended fast, and we found ourselves covered with snow. But honestly, what’s better than fresh covered trees?
That’s right, nothing!
After looking through the window all day at work, I drove up the road to this treasure of a location. Self timer, hi!
At the end of my adventure, it's negative 30 degrees Celsius, which makes it a little cold on the hands. Even the camera quits on me, but the adventure was well worth it. It’s amazing just how many beautiful spots there are when you have an excuse to go out and find them.