Meetings

One of the many hats I wear in this adventure called Life is “member of the Awards Committee” for our provincial craft council. This morning I’m going to be in a meeting to plan our annual Seconds Sale and to work out some other mundane housekeeping. The Craft Council of Newfoundland is a wonderful organisation…

Back from the islands

We’ve just returned from a sojourn on Exploits Islands and it proved to be an interesting trip on many fronts. To start with, though, a few black and white photos I took while there. I found myself shooting in black and white quite a bit and it occurred to me afterwards that I’m grasping to…

Scapegoat

This morning I am engaged, in part, in spring cleaning. One of the things that has been on my list for some time and to which I almost got yesterday was the putting away of winter clothes. I was just about to start packing away the snow suits, boots and heavy coats when I chanced…

Bypass the drones

Last summer (sometime in July 2006) I completed the forms required to re-register for our provincial MCP (medical care plan). At that time, I couldn’t find Katherine’s MCP card. In fact, I’m not sure she ever actually had one. I know she had a hospital card (got one when she was born) and was registered…

A ready-made series, or several

It’s funny how sometimes you take the same photographs of the same places and, without even realising it, track the seasons of time through those pictures. One of the views that always strikes me as particularly dramatic is that of Whaleback Rock here in Torbay. I walk over the crest of the hill on our…

Whaleback Rock & Gallows Cove

It’s funny how sometimes you take the same photographs of the same places and, without even realising it, track the seasons of time through those pictures. One of the views that always strikes me as particularly dramatic is that of Whaleback Rock here in Torbay. I walk over the crest of the hill on our…

Exploits photos, yet again

I’ve been digging through albums to find photos of Exploits from various points in time. A few more evinced themselves the other day. The hardest part has been weeding out the family photos. A house in Lower Harbour. I don’t know who owns this one. The foundations of the Methodist Church. Our wharf and boathouse….

It wouldn’t be April….

On April 24th, Katherine and I saw our first butterfly of the season. I forgot to blog it, as other things leapt into my path and track-sided me, but I’m writing it now. Coincidentally, we saw our first butterfly last year on April 24th as well; the same sort on the same heather plant. I…

It’s still cold, but at least the sun came out!

This weekend promised to be more of the same dull, grey weather we’ve been having so much of lately. Pleasantly, it turned out not to be so. On Saturday, we meandered our way to Outer Cove Beach and took a few photographs: It was definitely grey and has been for a week now. Cold, too….

Puts a chill in the bones

The past few days around here have been cold and foggy with the kind of flesh-penetrating, bone-aching, finger-numbing cold that comes only with living near ocean in late winter. Some warm weather would be really nice, but seems unlikely because of this: Yep. Ice. Lots of it. In some ways, I suppose, it just looks…

Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…