Monday, April 30, 2007

April Collage


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Fishing Shed

A fishing shed in Quidi Vidi.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Pretty Purple Posies

Friday, April 27, 2007


A few photos from downtown today.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Robin Redbreast

There were 4 robins in my back garden today. I hope they found a warm place because it snowed this evening!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Downtown School

A school downtown. It was sunny today but chilly (only about 5ºC).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Signs of Spring

Crosuses from Bannerman Park, Coltsfoot near Long Pond (Coltsfoot is the first wildflower to bloom around here) and a Great Egret in Long Pond. They are rare birds in Newfoundland.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Miniature City

I took apart an old computer today, most of it is going in the garbage but I saved some of the obsolete parts for photo props. They look like tiny cities.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Baby Icebergs

Well, not really, just some ice in the bay. We drove to Holyrood today and saw this ice. Some people call them "bergy bits" or "growlers". Baby icebergs sounds cuter.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

More Ice and Glitter

We drove to Flatrock and Pouch Cove today. The ice is in the bays out there and there is still a lot of glitter on the trees.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sea Ice & Freezing Drizzle

This is the reason it has been so cold lately......sea ice and the cold north wind that brought it close to shore. This morning we awoke to freezing drizzle and everything was covered in glitter. These pictures were taken in Torbay and Middle Cove this afternoon.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Growth

The snow is slowly melting and things are popping up in my flower bed. This is sedum. But we've got a long way to go before things bloom, it is only 2ºC today.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Victoria Street

It rained all day, here are 2 photos of Victoria Street from the weekend. Yes, it is a steep road.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Brigus South

Take on our drive to Ferryland yesterday.

Friday, April 13, 2007


We drove to Ferryland today, here are a few photos from the trip.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Peacekeeper Memorial

This is the Peacekeeper Memorial in downtown St. John's, it is only about a year old. Flags at the memorial are flying half-mast in memory of the 8 Canadian soldiers (including 2 Newfoundlanders) who were recently killed in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Logy Bay

I took some pictures at Logy Bay today, it wasn't too windy but it was only about 4ºC.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Kenny's Pond

Clouds over Kenny's Pond this afternoon, as you can see there is still ice in the pond. It was freezing today.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Sharp Shinned Hawk

This afternoon I looked out the window to the back garden and saw this hawk sitting on top of a shrub. I called for Joe to come see and I started taking pictures of it through the window. I took dozens of photos and was hoping to get some pictures of it flying away. I got Joe to open the door to the deck in hopes of getting that but it didn't fly away. Then I opened the window and it still didn't fly away. So I took more pictures, this time through the open window. All of my pictures looked the same and I still thought it would be cool to get a picture of it flying so we got my book of bird calls and started pressing the button for different hawk calls. The hawk still didn't move! I thought the sounds of the birds would make it fly away. It would turn it's head but not much more than that. Then I thought I would walk out on the deck, thinking that for sure it would fly away. I went out on the deck and was leaning over the railing taking pictures of it, I was only about 6 feet away from it. It stayed there for the longest time and I got dozens of really close pictures of it. Eventually it did fly away but I was very pleased with the photos I got, this is the closest I have ever been to a hawk.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Bay Bulls

We drove to Bay Bulls today. We would have driven further but it was foggy so I wouldn't have gotten any good pictures.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Lily

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

In the Fog

On the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake this morning in the fog and drizzle.