Balancing a web

  The analogy of life as a web is possibly overused, but always apt. I took this shot (among others) at Dildo Run Provincial Park during a recent vacation on one of those perfectly quiet and misty mornings; the sort of morning that comes complete with second cups of coffee and quiet walks in the…

Boo!

Two of the things that I most love about driving down through the southern-most tip of the Avalon Peninsula, are the vast and seemingly endless stretches of untrammelled openness and the abundance of wildlife that inhabits these tundras. A lot of what you see between Cape Race and Cape Pine looks like this: I never…

Froggy summer fun

One of the things we do quite a bit of in the summer is geocaching. We’ve found hundreds of caches of all sorts, all over the place and have hidden dozens ourselves. It’s a great excuse for a walk and a marvellous way to find places that you hadn’t even dreamed existed. It’s also a…

All a-flutter

Katherine and I went to a Craft Council meeting this morning and afterwards, at the wonderful suggestion of Laurie Dempster, went to the Butterfly House in Bowring Park. It’s a project of the Newfoundland Insectarium in Deer Lake, in conjunction with the Bowring Park Foundation. They’ve turned the greenhouse, which is adjacent to the duck…

Duck Rescue, MacGyver Style

I just got an email from a friend and thought that a feel-good post was in order. Recently, a duck hatched out nine ducklings up around the Memorial University of Newfoundland, near the Business School. Everything was going fine, until one day they wandered over a storm sewer. Suddenly, Momma Duck was left with only…

Round the Bay Part I – Salmon Cove & Carbonear

When asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day by my wonderful husband, I said that I wanted an outing, with hiking, a picnic, some photographs and happy people. He said he could do most of those, but the last one might be problematic, given that The Daughter has turned into The Fiend lately…

Beguiled by the sun

Summer is here, as evidenced by the friend I found below. It's my finger, as Katherine won't let any sort of bug on her. We're working on this fear. Part of the treatment is me letting creepy-crawlies amble anbout my person. I have to admit, I'm not much enjoying it. The butterflies and spiders are…

My Egret Escape

There are days during which I truly enjoy spending time with Katherine and genuinely delight in her abilities and personality. Yesterday was not one of those. John and I have a system for days like yesterday. It amounts to me sending him a warning email about the state of the universie into which he is…

This morning….

…there were butterflies outside in our garden. Maybe summer really will come, after all.