Sometimes you do the best you can.

  We somehow ended up in Heart’s Content (among other places) on Saturday. I’m still not precisely sure how that happened, but given our relatively high levels of stress lately and given that Katherine was out-of-town, a road trip was just the ticket. There was a problem when we came to the lighthouse, though. We…

Home again

We’re home again, in Torbay, Newfoundland, after a marvelous trip to Exploits Islands. I haven’t even started looking at the photos I took; the mountain of laundry and Things To Do being somewhat prohibitive at this point. I’ll pick through them gradually in the coming weeks.

Of an evening

An addition to my gardening tools that has proven invaluable thus far this summer is the Chuck-it.* Technically, I suppose, it’s not a gardening tool. Really, if you want to be truly accurate, you’d have to call it a dog toy. However when gardening with two border collies, one of whom is under the age…

The Cobbler Path

I mentioned that I would head out to The Cobbler for a ramble and a few photos when next I had a chance. Yesterday, I decided to just go. I had a head of frustration and cobwebs as well as legs that needed stretching and nothing, nothing cures cobwebs, frustrations and floopy legs like a…

‘Tis a fine day

I’m not sure what to make of this weekend. This is the second day in a row that has called for drizzle, fog, rain and general misery and it’s also the second day of lovely, warm sunshine. Katherine decided to try out her Prism Flip Kite, bought in Vancouver, for the first time. On the…

Crawling around on the floor with dogs

To take a bit of  a break from work this morning, I hauled out the new lens, snapped it on the camera and stuffed my pockets full of treats. Suddenly, the subject matter appeared out of nowhere and followed me around the house. The hardest part was keeping the noses off the lens, since you…

Keeping a weather eye

I don’t really mind Mondays. There, I’ve said it. I rather enjoy the knowledge that if there’s a mountain of stuff waiting to be done (and there always is, it’s called “Life”), I have a full five weekdays to get it tackled before the weekend hits. If you’re going to be inundated with work, having…

Making a Spectacle of Ourselves: walking Spectacle Head in Cupids

We took a jaunt out to Cupids today to walk up Spectacle Head. On sober (well, semi-sober) reflection, it might have been a bit much for two still-slightly-sick people on a cold, windy day. As is the way with such things, we didn’t realize this until we were 75% up the hill and then there…

Today is beautiful.

Rowan thought so, too. There were icebergs and a wonderful hike along the Sugar loaf Path of the East Coast Trail. We had spotted lots of pack ice last night and knew that the wind had gone around from the east to more like the southwest in the night, so the pack ice was bound…

Socks with a friend

I knit up a pair of socks over the weekend, using wool that I dyed and spun in a previous post. They’re a straight-forward pattern that I have knit before to fit my own feet perfectly. I needed a new pair of Birkenstock socks since I insist on wearing sandals after March 21st and it…

Critters

When I went a-wandering the other day, I took my new 55-200mm lens with me, hoping to see some nice birds. Like eagles. Or hawks. Or even acrobatic seagulls. I had not counted on the way in which the lens would let me take perfectly ordinary photos without having to stand up to my knees…