Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Watching the Fog

A little photographic story. Forgive my melodrama.

I am on Signal Hill taking photos of the fog. I can hear the fog horn at Fort Amherst below. There is little wind but I can see the fog moving closer.
I turn right towards the city. The mild temperatures the past 2 days has melted snow and that is causing a foggy haze to hang over the city. The Queen's Battery on Signal Hill is almost devoid of snow, the high winds means not much snow stays up here even when there is a lot of snow everywhere else in the city.

I turn back towards the ocean. The fog is getting closer. The fog horn is still sounding every few seconds. It echoes in the still air.
11:27 am
I look down the cliffs of Signal Hill. The waves are pounding the rocks and the fog is hugging the hill. I can feel the air getting colder as the fog drifts up towards me.

I look back at Fort Amherst. The fog bank is rolling over it, almost obscuring the lighthouse. I can't see very far.
I turn to my left to take a photo of Cabot Tower before the fog envelopes it.
A quick look to my right shows the fog slowly overtaking the city. It glides in along the hills and lies low over the buildings. A break in the clouds shows blue sky but it cannot penetrate the thick fog below.

I turn back towards the ocean to see how close the fog is. I cannot see a thing. I can still hear the fog horn, I can still hear the waves pounding the cliffs below. There is a stillness in the air as the fog surrounds me. My eyes seem blurry and I blink to clear them but it is not my eyes, it is the fog. I look all around me. Everything has disappeared, the ocean, the city, even Cabot Tower which is not far from where I am standing. The fog fills my senses and I stand there, alone.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Backyard Birds

I threw an apple out for the Robin and it ate a lot of it. The Pine Siskin is enjoying seeds from my window feeder.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008


In spite of the bitter cold temperatures today there were still some people out sliding in Pippy Park.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Quidi Vidi Birds

A selection of birds from Quidi Vidi Lake.....Mr. & Mrs. Northern Pintail, an American Coot, a Robin and some freaky looking Pigeons.

Weathered - A Winning Photo

I thought I would share this photo with you, it won 2nd place (a red ribbon) at DPC. I took the photo in Outer Cove a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Walk to Fort Amherst

It was sunny today with not much wind so I decided to walk out to Fort Amherst.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Water Street

Water Street this morning in the snow before it changed to rain and made an even bigger mess.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I bought this display of mounted butterflies last year when the Newfoundland Insectarium put on a live butterfly display at the greenhouse in Bowring Park. This display of Morpho butterflies is under glass so it is not easy to photograph. But on such a cold winter's day it's a nice reminder of summer.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Basilica

Sunday, January 20, 2008

In My Back Garden

It snowed all day and it is supposed to snow all night. I might not see this bench tomorrow.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Conception Harbour

We drove to Conception Harbour today, here are a few photos from the area.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Witless Bay

I drove to Witless Bay today, it was sunny and cold but I enjoyed walking along the beach.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Colourful Candy

Some candy left over from Christmas.....they make for nice photos.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Signal Hill

It was cold on Signal Hill this morning, lots of ice from yesterday's freezing rain. The sunrays looked pretty though.