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…

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…

Incoming!!

Photographing a black and white dog against snow can be challenging. Photographing two black and white dogs who have not had a good run all day, and who are therefore quite manic, while attempting to try out a new 55-200mm telephoto (Nikkor 55-200mm VR, in case you’re interested) lens in the snow on a sunny…