Thursday, August 31, 2006

August Collage


In between the rain I took some pictures in the back garden.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Botanical Garden Flowers

I went to the Botanical Gardens today to take a few pictures.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


I saw these berries on a tree on a walking trail today, not sure what type they are.

Update: they have been identified as Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides).

Monday, August 28, 2006


My sister bought me a pot of mums when she was visiting last week. You know fall is on the way when the mums are out, and it's certainly chilly out there today.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


9:00 and no photo for my blog. Joe wanted popcorn, so voila!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Chapel's Cove

A scene in Chapel's Cove, Conception Bay.

Friday, August 25, 2006


A view of the town of Flatrock.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Veiled Virgin

The Veiled Virgin is an amazing sculpture from a solid piece of marble. It looks as if you are looking through a veil to the face, but the veil is part of the sculpted marble. It was sculpted in the mid 1800's, you can find more information about it here.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

In the Corn

In the corn maze at Lester's Farm today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


My 15 year old niece. I wish she lived closer because she loves getting her picture taken and I need practice photographing people.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Mark's Eye

I have family visiting this week. I told some of them they will be on my blog. My nephew Mark agreed, this is his eye.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tonight's Sunset

There's a story behind this sunset. I was going to take pictures of the sunset but figured there wouldn't be a lot of colour because it was overcast and sort of hazy. But I went anyway. I drove to this pond and took several pictures. They were ok but not a lot of colour (I was right I told myself). Joe had asked me to pick him up a sub sandwich on the way home. So I took pictures, then went to Subway to get him a sandwich (a short drive away). When I came out of Subway the entire sky was red. I could have kicked myself! I raced back to the pond and managed to get a few shots before the colour faded away. Next time I'll wait at the pond longer.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Parasailing near St. Philips.......I'd love to try it!

Friday, August 18, 2006


A kayaker on Quidi Vidi Lake. I've never seen a kayak on the lake before.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Rennie's River

Also known as Rennie's Mill River. It runs through the middle of the city and has a nice walking trail the length of it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


The sedum in my garden is starting to blossom.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

AIDS Memory Flags

These memory flags have been installed on a hill in Pippy Park. Some of the flags have messages written on them. There are 8000 flags in the display because 8000 people die of AIDS every day.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Mermaids in the City

Easter Seals has come up with a very interesting and beautiful fundraising campaign....Mermaids in the City. There are 15 mermaids on the streets of downtown St. John's, each one uniquely painted by local artists. Today I photographed 14 of them (one has been taken down for repairs, I'll get her photo when she's back). They'll be auctioned off at the end of September.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cabot Tower, Signal Hill

Lots of tourists up there today. In the parking lot I saw vehicles with license plates from Michigan, Texas (2), Alberta, Florida, and several from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario & New Brunswick.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Boats and Fog

It's foggy out there today, but not too chilly.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Tour Boat

A small tour boat leaves the harbour, Signal Hill is the backdrop.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

After the Rain

We had a lot of rain today, my flowers are bent over and ragged from the pounding.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Matthew

We came home today and it rained most of the day. I just took a few pictures of The Matthew before we left Bonavista. The Matthew was the ship that John Cabot sailed on back in 1497 from Spain. He landed in Bonavista and discovered Newfoundland. This is a replica of that ship, made to 2/3 scale.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Discovery Trail - Day Two

The hotel we stayed at (The Harbour Quarters), The Ryan Premises, Viking Head, floats on nets hung out to dry, a small community named Keels, a lone house in King's Cove, a sea arch in Tickle Cove and old buildings in Red Cliff. Another full day of sightseeing.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Discovery Trail - Day One

Historic Trinity, Admiral's Point lighthouse, scenic Trinity Bay, young girls and horses in Port Rexton, a sea stack, a small lighthouse at Catalina, Cape Bonavista lighthouse. A full day of sightseeing!

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Uh-oh, there's that Gerbera Daisy again!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Day's End

I went to take pictures of the sunset over the ocean and they turned out pretty good but I liked this picture better. As I was passing Healey's Pond on Thorburn Road on the drive back I noticed how still it was and the last of the sunset colours reflecting in it were gorgeous.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Cute little critter! Taken at the Botanical Gardens today.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Do you feel lucky?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Monarch Butterfly

It rained all day and I didn't take any pictures so I am sharing this one I took yesterday. It's a Monarch butterfly. They do not breed in Newfoundland, this one found its way here from the US or mainland Canada. It's the first time I have seen one. I saw it at Chance Cove Provincial Park on the southern Avalon Peninsula.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Powles Head Lighthouse

We drove the Irish Loop today, almost 400 kms. This is Powles Head lighthouse at Trepassy harbour.