Happy April 25th! 😂😂😂
Happy April 25th! 😂😂😂
It’s a sunny warm Monday here in Nova Scotia. A PERFECT way to start the week.
I had a few colourful visitors this morning ( did’t get my camera quick enough) telling me it was time to fill up my bird feeders. I love watching these little feathered visitors in the morning and Abby gets excited about the word “birds” . So first thing on my list…put seed in the feeders ✔
This weather gets me thinking about summer and before you know it, it will be vacay time! David has time off in May, June, July & September this year ( for summertime vacation) Yay!!!!! Even though we don’t have any big travel plans this year…it’s a “stay at home” “enjoy our own province” kinda year…I’m planning, oh yes I am! 😂 May vacation will be mainly yard work. I’ve got his “work order” started. June and July we will relax at home and do some day trips and exploring.
I will give you a sneak peak at one little “getaway” I am planning. We are going to spend a couple of nights here in July.
What do ya think? I can’t wait!!
There’s no time like the present to start getting things on my list! ✍
It’s a PERFECT day for a BBQ dinner.
Well, that’s all for now…have a great day!
Here are just a few ways Nova Scotia is doing it’s part in environmental protection. ( taken from the Government of Nova Scotia website)
In 2009, Nova Scotia released the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations establishing GHG emission caps on the electricity sector. Amendments were also made to the Air Quality Regulations to set tighter limits on Nova Scotia Power Inc., sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions for 2015 and 2020. As of 2014, Nova Scotia has already reduced GHG emissions 17% below 1990 levels, the most of any province in Canada, and is on track to reach 24% by 2020. This far surpasses our target of 10% below 1990 levels by 2020.
Nova Scotia is the first province or state in North America to make LED streetlights the law. LED lights are expected to use less than half the energy of traditional lights and when combined with reduced maintenance costs, the estimated annual savings could be $18 million. They’ll also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 tons.
Nova Scotia’s Renewable Electricity Plan is a program to move Nova Scotia away from carbon-based electricity towards greener, more local sources. The plan set renewable electricity generation targets of 25% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. In 2015, almost 27% of Nova Scotia’s electricity was supplied by renewable energy sources, like wind, tidal, biomass, and hydro, and we are on track to reach 40% by 2020.
As of September 2016, there was almost 600 MW of installed capacity from wind generation in the province.
Nova Scotians are the leading composters in Canada on a per capita basis (combined curbside and backyard). More than 95% of residents have access to curbside collection, and 48 of 51 municipalities use clear bags to enhance diversion of organics and recyclables from the solid waste stream.
Nova Scotians are doing their part to reduce their energy consumption and replace more of their energy with sustainable sources. Today, over 100,000 Nova Scotians have heat pumps in their homes. Of those, at least 80,000 use a heat pump as their primary source of heating. Over the last five years, Efficiency Nova Scotia’s work alone has helped roughly 56,000 Nova Scotians reduce their reliance on oil.
We’re in this together, let’s everyone do our part!
Good EASTER morning!
Photo shoot FAIL…Poor Abby!
And a perfect day for a ride!
It’s been a whole year already!!
Andrew and Kristina are celebrating their first Wedding Anniversary! Here is a look back at a few of my favourite Wedding pics.
Happy 1st Anniversary!
Wishing you a wonderful day celebrating!! xo ❤
Whoa! What another gorgeous day! It’s sunny and the flowers are blooming. I LOVE SPRING!
Today we enjoyed Easter dinner at Mom & Dad’s. It was so delicious thanks Mom!
David LOVED dessert! ( 3 kinds of pie)
And then this afternoon while David went on the bike, Abby and I relaxed a bit outside.
James has some of his SMU friends visiting and they went hiking.
I spent another day outside. It was a beautiful day again. Not as nice as yesterday but still nice to be outside. I have all my gardens cleaned the “initial clean”. Dead leaves and junk out and all of them are raked. Now I just need to get the lawns raked.
All of that garden work makes me realize it’s that time of year to spruce things up!!
I’m gonna be ambitious and start going through my house room by room and get it all sparkly and shining. I’m also hoping to get rid of some clutter ( not that I have a lot) BUT we all need to do a little purging once in awhile!
Besides…when warm weather days FINALLY arrive, I want to be outside!!! Yesterday and today made me realize that there is no way I want to be in the house when it’s gorgeous outside.
Spring Cleaning Ahead…