Wednesday, May 31, 2006

May Collage

Long Pond

This is Long Pond in the city, it has a nice walking trail around it. As you can see everything is coming into bloom.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Growing where else but on my lawn.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Alpine Wildflower

I drove to a barren hillside today to look for alpine wildflowers. I found some blooming. Boy are they tiny! This is Diapensia Lapponica.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


A boat in Bauline, a small fishing village, and a lobster trap among dandelions. Bauline is pronounced "ball-een".

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Mini Zen Garden

This is a mini zen garden I have on my coffee table. Just a quick shot tonight as it rained all day and I was busy working on my website, then we watched a movie before I realized I didn't have a picture for today. I plan on taking better pictures of the mini zen garden some other time with good lighting.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Springtime in the Park

Bannerman Park today with spring flowers blooming.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst at the entrance to the harbour. I took this from the top of Cabot Tower. I've also included a photo that shows how tiny those forget-me-nots are.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Forget-me-nots growing wild in my back garden.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

First Cut

I mowed the grass today for the first time this year. What's the best thing about mowing the lawn? The smell of newly cut grass or the satisfaction of running over dandelions?

Monday, May 22, 2006


Does anyone else love to play Scrabble? I do but I usually can't get anyone to play with me (they won't play Boggle with me either....seems I am too good at it!)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Lamp Light

A corner in my living room. It rained all day so I did not get out to take pictures.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bay Bulls

A view in Bay Bulls today.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Logy Bay

Logy Bay today near the Ocean Sciences Centre. The temperature was 9 degrees but it was windy and there was a bit of fog hanging around and I could see my breath at times.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Tulips in the park on a drizzly day.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fog on the Pond

A rainy, foggy day today, this picture shows how grey and dull it was (it was cold too).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My Brother

This is my (baby) brother, a new constable in the RCMP. He's here in the city doing some extra training for a few days.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Tapper's Cove, Torbay

A beautiful warm day today, I took some pictures of the crashing waves at Tapper's Cove in Torbay and walked up the hill on part of the walking trail to get more pictures.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Confederation Building

The Confederation Building taken from behind the Marine Institue.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


A crow in the back garden stealing peanuts I put out for the blue jays. He looks evil.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Just a still life of pottery (and a wreath that I normally keep on the wall).

Thursday, May 11, 2006


A bright male goldfinch on the deck today. He stayed there for a long time and sang. I think he was trying to get the attention of the female goldfinch at the feeder.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Government House

Government House downtown, residence of the Lieutenant Governor, the Queen's representative in Newfoundland. The grounds are open to the public.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Daffodils in front of The Colonial Building on another grey day.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Patchy Fog

I guess this is what they call patchy patch moving from the harbour up to the city. It looks like smoke.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


My sister visited this weekend and she gave me this beautiful Willow Tree figurine named "Happiness" (I collect them). My photo does not do it justice.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Budding Maple

Things are growing in my garden, this is a budding maple tree.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Newfoundland & Labrador Dogs

These dog statues are in Harbourside Park downtown, a Newfoundland Dog and a Labrador Retreiver. It was a grey, foggy day and not much interesting to take pictures of.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Quidi Vidi Lake

Quidi Vidi Lake, the boathouse and one of the boats that is rowed in the annual Regatta in August.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Botanical Gardens

I went to the Botanical Gardens today, there was not a lot blooming. I was surprised to see bees and butterflies, though. I also saw a Ruffed Grouse but it was in the woods and I didn't get good pictures of it.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I read on a local birding newsgroup that there was an Osprey's nest not far from me (Portugal Cove Road just past Old Broad Cove Road, for anyone around St. John's who wants to go see it). I drove out there this morning and watched the Osprey fly back and forth to the nest a few times. The nest is on top of an electrical pole on the side of the road.

Monday, May 01, 2006


A couple of boats at the wharf in Portugal Cove.