My father and I were in Baie-Sainte-Anne NB for a little while today. We took some friends who had an appointment there, so he and I just did a little sight-seeing in the meantime. I think this was the first time I've seen the ocean (well, the Gulf of St. Lawrence) in winter!
The bay was almost completely frozen over already as you can see in the first picture...
We stopped at an antique store on the way back and found this book, published in 1913. I love reading about early arctic explorers, so this was a very exciting find! Somehow I find it comforting to read these kind of stories during the winter months...maybe to remind myself that it isn't so bad here after all? 😁
But when I got home and started to look through it, I was doubly thrilled! Tucked between the pages are several pressed plants! How special to see and handle these and wonder who picked them and how old they are? I'm not even sure what these plants are, except for the clover of course. If anyone recognizes them please let me know (you can click any picture to enlarge it).
I actually had another, similar discovery when my father and sister found and gave me this old medical book, published in 1893. They thought I would like it because there is a section on medicinal herbs in it. But when I looked through it I found even more!
A lovely drawing, newspaper clippings, a calling card, and even a picture of a little girl, unfortunately not identified.
I love finding these little relics the past. This has been a long and tiring day, but it has been well worth it! 😊
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.