Lush English roses, still full of blossoms in this September garden...
Angels Wings poppies, still looking beautiful in the fall...
Cal Lewis interviewed us for his radio show, Cal's Closet on CFTA FM.
Halifax Folklore Centre - a must visit for all musicians...
The walls of the Halifax Folklore Centre are dripping with amazing instruments. We played our fair share, including a 1920's Martin guitar.
A pink penny whistle! Happy day for Allison!
With our good friend, Carey, after his stand up comedy show in Halifax.
Fish & chips by Halifax Harbour.
Gerald overlooking Halifax Harbour.
Our amazing, sun-filled afternoon by Halifax Harbour. Photos just can't capture the beauty of the afternoon...
Seen in Halifax...
Rev. Cathy and some of the Servants Heart mission team members. This was our 3rd year performing concerts to support their amazing work! Kentville, NS
We're starting to see the fall colours in our travels...
Our first visit to St. John's Church, Lunenburg, NS.
In 2001, St. John's Lunenburg was destroyed by fire. A few years later, we - as a young, dating couple - performed in a Toronto fundraiser for the rebuilding. How awesome to visit the restored church and sing in its sacred space!
The stunning sanctuary of St. John's, Lunenburg. The photos just don't capture the beauty of this place...
The hand-carved altar. If you look to the right, you'll see a burn mark left by the fire. In restoring the church, the artisans left a few burn marks to remind future generations of the fire and the loving process of rebuilding the church.
St John's hosts artists in residence. This mural was created by one of the artists, showing the 5 local churches and their role in the community.
A detail from the mural. We believe this should be a call for all churches!
Post-concert dinner with singer-songwriter George and Barbara Diamond. We're so blessed to connect with folks in our travels - George went to school with Allison's Mom!
Allison met up with longtime family friend, Reg MacDonald in Lunenburg. He brought along a photo of a young, blond-haired little Allison!
Our Lunenburg 'office'...
The imposing Lunenburg Academy. Built in 1895, it served for many years as a grade school. This season, it will host a graduate opera program. What an inspiring building for music study!
One of the thousands of blossoms in Velvet's Lunenburg garden.
Waiting to board the Newfoundland ferry!
Top deck of the ferry. It was so windy, it was hard to stand up straight, much less take a photo.
The view from inside the ferry...
Hello, Newfoundland! Port aux Basques is notorious for fog, but this was our welcome....
After the concert in Deer Lake. Thanks for the great night, ladies!
Worship Leading Workshop. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Corner Brook.
Worship Leading Workshop, Corner Brook. We taught the group our arrangement for I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say, and they joined us in the concert that night. Great work, everyone!
Cod au gratin - a Newfoundland favourite!
Our friend, Nora, organized a very special concert in Cow Head. Cow Head was Allison's Dad's first parish as a newly ordained minister!
Cow Head, NL.
Lobster traps. Cow Head, NL
The Original Home. Cow Head, NL.
The Long Range Mountains, on the drive from Cow Head to Rocky Harbour.
Allison's favourite words...
The enticing beach entrance...
Rocky Harbour beach at low tide...
Beautiful afternoon at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built 1897 by shipping the iron pieces from St. John's and pulling them up the hill by oxen.
Amazing views at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The flags were a code used to communicate between the lighthouse keeper and the ship captains. Today's flags read s-a-l-t-w-a-t-e-r
Our little lighthouse friend!
By the ocean at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse.
Sunset in Rocky Harbour.
Behind the fish plant in Rocky Harbour.
The amazing rock formations on Rocky Harbour beach.
The lookout view at scenic Norris Point.
Such a special night singing at St. James' Church in Botwood. Allison's family has attended this church for generations. After the concert with Aunt Pauline, Uncle Melvin, and Rev. Larry.
Classic candy store!
We went cranberry picking!
The cranberry fields are planted in bogs, and the berries themselves form under the low growing plants.
A sample of our harvest! Tonight, we'll enjoy orange cranberry muffins, and tomorrow, they'll be part of our Thanksgiving feast.
Cranberry picking with cousins!
Morning worship, St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander, NL.
Morning worship, St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander, NL.
We need this guitar strap!
Rev. John Watton and Lesley lead the congregation in the opening worship songs. St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander, NL.
Things were very relaxed at the family service. Allison sat with these young worshipers during the prayers...
On the set of Heart Matters tv show. We recorded 2 songs from How The Light Gets In, and Tonight, Everywhere Is Bethlehem for the Christmas episode.
Sound check for the guitar. Recording Heart Matters tv show in the sanctuary of Evangel Pentecostal Church, Gander, NL
With producer Mike Snow from Heart Matters tv show. Awesome time!
At Rosie's Restaurant and Bakery, with our wonderful Gander hosts, Sheila and Hiram.
Beautiful St. Luke's Church in Newtown, NL. Its perfect waterside setting makes it one of the most photographed churches in the country.
Sound check at St. Luke's Church, Newtown, NL.
Only in Newfoundland would we share billing with a Cold Plate...
After our wonderful night at St. John The Evangelist Church, Topsail, NL. Thanks, Stephanie, for organizing such a special event!
Morning worship at Allison's home church - St. Thomas' Church, St. John's, NL.
Gerald and his fan club! Yes, even Snow White attended church that day...
Setting up for our special Hymns & Their Stories concert at Kenny's Pond Retirement Residence, St. John's, NL.
The ferry arriving in Port aux Basques, NL, to take us to North Sydney, NS.
Allison Avenue in Bible Hill, NS!
Gerald photobombing the Chateaubriand in romantic Old Quebec. We be classy...
The Ferrero Rocher Christmas table! Yes, we may have picked up a few samples...
Gerald and the brownie tasting plate at Juliette & Chocolat, Montreal, QC
Allison in her happy place! Our favourite dessert spot in Montreal - Juliette & Chocolat.
Home! The final numbers of the tour. Thanks to everyone for an amazing tour! See you in 2015!