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Summer is almost officially over, but for me, fall started when I got back from my vacation a couple weeks ago. After a long vacation in Maine and the Maritimes (Atlantic Canada, mainly New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island), taking more time away and actually unplugging!, being back is hitting me like a ton of bricks.  This morning was my first chance to look over and catalogue my photos from this most perfect summer road trip and before I bombard you with all of my upcoming art and costume projects and events and deep thoughts,  I will leave you with a few images of fun.

The Flower Pot Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick


We were lucky to happen upon these amazing rocks in the Bay of Fundy.  At low tide, you can walk on the ocean floor and just hours later, the tide comes in 20-40 feet higher! And it is windy!


Flower Pot Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick



Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia


In Oxford, Nova Scotia, we were given a hot tip not to miss the tourist spot, Peggy’s Cove.  The flat rocks and spraying ocean did not disappoint and provided a stage for Frank’s high kicks.


Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia


Morning Fog in Halifax

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail, which surrounds Cape Breton Island, was one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken.  It feels as though you are at the edge of the earth.

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.


It was hard to make room for the puffy deer photo we found in Bangor, Maine, but we got creative and made it home with all of our treasures and vintage clothing.  Next up, photos of the Cabot Trail bog. I have a huge soft spot for bogs.  Seriously, they are the wellspring of my artistic inspiration.

Too much thrifting, Mini at capacity.


Goodbye summer, it was grand and picturesque!

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.