Saturday, September 30, 2006

September Collage


A last minute idea today, it was raining and foggy all day and I did not go out to take photos.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Queen Elizabeth II

This cruise ship was in Conception Bay today, it is too big to come into St. John's harbour.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Confederation Building

A blah boring photo today, it was nice and I went for a little walk but my photos were uninspired.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Topsail Beach

It was a beautiful day today! I took this at Topsail Beach around noon.

I also want to share this photo of downtown St. John's. I won 2nd place (a red ribbon) at DPC today.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Black Watch

A small cruise ship, The Black Watch, coming in the harbour this morning.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Purple Petunia

Purple Petunia, backlit.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Police & Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony

We saw the ceremony while driving by so we stopped and went in to watch it and take photos.
These pictures show mostly the RCMP officers but there were representatives from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, federal fisheries officers, provincial wildlife enforcement officers, correctional officers, military & municipal police and also the Rangers, RCMP and RNC veterans. You can see more photos on my website this week. The officer saluting in the 4th picture appears to be a French Police Officer, I am assuming from Saint Pierre & Miquelon.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Friday, September 22, 2006

Middle Cove

A farm and the ocean in Middle Cove today.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bee and Hover Fly

I found this bee on the deck today, it wasn't moving much, so I scooped it up on a leaf and put it on the sedum. Then I saw a lot of hover flies around the sedum and managed to get some macros of them as well (they are fast!). In the first one you can see its tongue and in the second one you can see my reflection.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Another cruise ship that was in port today, I went across the harbour to get pictures of it leaving.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Jewel of the Seas

A cruise ship in port today.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Basilica

For the first time in its history, The Basilica of St. John the Baptist (built in the 1840's) is illuminated at night.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bay Bulls & Witless Bay

The harbour in Bay Bulls and an old cemetery in Witless Bay.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Daisy Duo

Gerbera daisies in my garden today.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Old Lighthouse at Cape Spear

This lighthouse was built in 1835 and it's the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland. It's not operational now (it is a museum) and a new lighthouse stands not far from it (the new lighthouse was built in 1955). Cape Spear is now a National Historic Site. I altered this photo to make it look like it could have been taken many years ago.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Charity Golf Tournament

Today I volunteered to take photos at the Janeway Children's Hospital annual charity golf tournament. It was sunny but windy and the wind was cool in the morning. The highlight was the helicopter ball drop. Tickets were sold and the owner of the ticket on the ball that went into the hole won a trip for 2 anywhere Air Canada flies in North America.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tropical Storm Florence

Today we braced for Tropical Storm Florence but it wasn't too bad. Some minor flooding on streets, lots of rain and high winds. The first picture is the entrance to the harbour which is usually calm, even on stormy days. And the poor gull decided to wait it out.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


A gull landing in Quidi Vidi Lake this afternoon.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Colourful Trio

Typical homes in downtown St. John's.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

City Church

Looking at St. Thomas Church from Government House grounds today.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


This is the Queen Elizabeth II Library and clock tower at Memorial University of Newfoundland (my alma mater).

Friday, September 08, 2006

Long Pond

Long Pond in the city with the Confederation Building in the background.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Leaf Detail

Macro shots of a maple leaf, back lit. 100mm macro lens used.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

On Goldenrod

The goldenrod is blooming now and I find it to be a magnet for flying insects. Here are a few I took today along a walking trail.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Quidi Vidi

2 pictures from Quidi Vidi. The first is the waterfalls where Quidi Vidi Lake empties. The 2nd I found funny. This sign next to a bench, the bench is chained to the sign with nothing else around. I am not so sure why sitting on the bench would be so risky.

Monday, September 04, 2006


We had some friends over for supper on Saturday and one of them brought me this gorgeous bouquet of Gladiolas. The bouquet is so big that I couldn't get a good picture of it all with a clean background, so you'll have to settle for just a bit of it. Thanks Edwina!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Pouch Cove

Boats on the slipway in Pouch Cove.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

See the Birdie?

A goldfinch in the trees in my back garden this afternoon. Taken with a 100mm macro lens.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Fishing boats and reflections this evening at Fort Amherst.