In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

an island outhouse

It's true that our own outhouse blew over in that not-quite-a-hurricane event last weekend. But it got all fixed. To see it blown over and then right side up again, you can go on the Island Year Facebook page (you can click on it in the column on the right). In the meantime, on an island that has many truly fine outhouses, I've been meaning to show you the prettiest one. It's also the newest one. It belongs to Margot and Dave.


Piecefulafternoon said...

Now that's an outhouse!

Sus said...

Love it! Is that a paint brush to the left of the door?

Janet said...

I'm sure you've run across Sherman Hines "Outhouses of the East" - this lovely little building can compare with the best in his book.
I particularly recall a totally decorated amenity I visited while at a farm auction near Mahone Bay - it was a typical Lunenburg outhouse - painted interior walls with bright enamel trim, a conventional toilet seat, shiny clean linoleum on the floor, and starched lace window curtains, topped off with several pungent deodorizers! And I also scored some great stuff at the auction!

Anne Yarbrough said...

I think that's a solar light rather than a paint brush.