Photographer's Note


All along the harbours and coves in Nova Scotia, where fishermen live and work, we see sheds. There occur in all shapes and sizes...

This shed is along the water in Herring Cove. I liked the way how the door was held in place by two oars. The decorations - apart from the Christmas lights - are old floats from lobstertraps.

The fruittree at the edge is an Amelanchier; it is one of the first wild bushes or trees to blossom in the Spring.

The Amelanchier ( Serviceberry ), also known as juneberry, saskatoon, mespilus, sarvis, shad-blossom and shadbush, is a genus of about 25 species of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae.

Most likely we have the Amelanchier canadensis here ( Thicket Serviceberry ), aka American lancewood, currant-tree, downy serviceberry, Indian cherry, Indian wild pear, juice plum, juiceberry, may cherry, sarvice, servicetree, shadblow, shadbush

The name "Indian wild pear" ties in with the German name Felsenbirne < Rock-pear > which is certainly appropriate on the rocky shores of Nova Scotia.

Another shed in the same area is shown here [ II ]

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