Friday, June 30, 2006

June Collage


Ganzias in a pot on my deck. They're annuals, this is the first year I have planted them.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Sunset over Conception Bay South this evening, taken from Topsail Beach.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Quidi Vidi Village

Looking down into Quidi Vidi Village. Quidi Vidi was a traditional fishing village but is now part of the city of St. John's.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pitcher Plant

The Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is the floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a carnivorous plant, it traps insects in its leaves. Speaking of wildflowers, I just compiled a gallery of 147 wildflowers of Newfoundland on my website. You can see the gallery here. I will be adding more wildflowers as I find them.

Monday, June 26, 2006


My back garden is green.....the rain is helping. This was taken through an open window at 8:45 this evening.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


My Bridal Wreath Spirea is blooming, here is a close up of the blooms.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Mountain Bluet

Mountain Bluet, a wildflower growing in my back garden.

Friday, June 23, 2006


Starfish on Middle Cove beach today, thanks to the woman who told me they were there (they were really tiny). I rarely find starfish.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


A view of the west end of downtown, taken from the lookout in Shea Heights.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

On Top of the World

Well, not the top of the world, but on top of a hill, overlooking Topsail Beach and Conception Bay South. A friend told me about this lookout sometime this winter, today was the first time I walked there to take pictures. And while I was there I saw this in a tree.....reminds me of a KT Tunstall song for some reason. :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Marigolds in a pot I bought for the deck today.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Burtons Pond

Burtons Pond on the campus of Memorial University (my alma mater). There are lots of pond lilies and ducks in the pond, including baby ducks.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower on Signal Hill tonight. It was really windy, I guess my tripod is sturdier than I thought.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Today we drove to Brigus, walked around and took pictures. A beautiful warm day with a warm breeze as well. Captain Bob Bartlett lived in Brigus (but not in this house) until his death in 1946.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Red Sky at Night

Sunset tonight taken from Cape Spear looking back towards the city.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


I went for a hike in Flatrock today, in the first picture you can see where the community gets its name. The 2nd photo shows a glacial erratic, a large boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. It looks like it came crashing down the hill into this fence but it probably hasn't moved since it was deposited there.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Intuition II

This yacht is in St. John's harbour today. It doesn't look like much but apparently it is a very expensive yacht and is bulletproof! Info on it here and here .

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

English Daisy

I bought flowers for my new planter box and planted them today, this tiny thing is an English Daisy.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Shining in the Dark

This is a candle my sister gave me for Christmas, it's the first time I've taken a photo of it.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Harbourside Park

Today was beautiful, it got up to 23ÂșC. A lot of people were out enjoying the warm day. This is Harbourside Park downtown.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Overcast & Foggy

Taken in Outer Cove today. I saw a loon in the water but it was too far away to get a good shot.

And here's a photo that I won 3rd place for at DPC (out of 232 entries). It was originally in 4th place but 3rd place got eliminated so mine moved up).

Friday, June 09, 2006

Old and New

Taken at the Queen's Battery on Signal Hill, a barracks and ammunition shed with the city in the background.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


The pin cherry trees in our back garden have started to blossom.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


The Hanseatic was back in port today, here it is leaving the harbour with the Fort Amherst lighthouse in the foreground. It was cold and foggy today.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ready for Takeoff

Dandelion seeds blowing (not in the wind, since this was taken inside). Lit with one side flash, a piece of black poster board for the background and canned air for the "wind".

Monday, June 05, 2006


Just a quick shot highlighting colour.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Supper tonight (we call our evening meal supper, not dinner, in Newfoundland). Recipe is here if you want to try it, it's delicious and I make it at least once a week. I've altered the recipe a bit to suit our tastes.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Out for a drive today and saw these young people practicing for the Signal Hill Tattoo which runs all summer.

Friday, June 02, 2006


The view from Joe's office this morning, a small cruise ship in the harbour.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


New babies in the park today, some ducklings and 4 baby swans.