Larger than Life

I wanted to take a photo of this statue, of Terry Fox, but struggled for a bit on finding a unique angle. Lots of folks have been to see it in recent weeks, since it was unveiled and getting an original take is a little tricky. In the end, I selected a fairly tame, yet…

Visiting Alexis Templeton’s Studio

This Saturday past, Alexis held the first of her two Bring a Friend Events. The next one is April 28th (that’s next Saturday – put it in your day planner!). There was clay, coffee and exceptional chocolate, as well as a chance to see a craft studio, which always fascinates me. It’s a voyeuristic sort of…

Stiles Cove and the East Coast Trail

It was a beautiful morning and we just had to be out in it. We weren’t sure where precisely to go and then I remembered that a new-ish geocache had been published on my favourite sections of the East Coast Trail, the portion between Stiles Cove and Red Head. Since Stiles Cove is quite tucked…

Dear Spring

Dear Spring, Oh how I have missed you. Please come in, have a cup of coffee and stay a while…. Vicky

Star Light, Star Bright

I’ve wanted to try star trail photography for some time, simply to have it at my disposal as a technique to use, should I feel the desire. Turns out it’s not terribly difficult, just incredibly particular and rather finicky to set up. I read some online articles here and here, as well as the applicable…

Dreaming of blue skies….

After several days of blue sky and warm air, we awoke this morning to cold mist and clouds, presenting me with the perfect opportunity to get a few inside-the-house things done, including looking back at the photos I took during recent bouts of sunshine…

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

I love Newfoundland, not only for the scenery, which is gobsmackingly beautiful, but also for the people you find here. The other evening it was beautiful and warm. This may be one of the few things of which I am not particularly fond in this marvelous place; the weather. It was 20ºC (which is about…

A touch of grace…

Today is starting out as “one of those days”. We all have them and the more interesting your life is to start with, the more creative the chaos can become. Sick kids we can handle. That happens all the time. How often, though, do you fall off a deck while chasing a dog who wants…

A surfeit of sunshine

Well, maybe not a surfeit, but certainly a whole lot more than we’re used to as of late. It’s day three of more or less continuous sun (except at night, of course. We’re not that far north) and I’m ploughing through the list of stuff that needs doing on nice days. Unreliable weather can be…

The Week’s End

Yesterday evening Katherine had the “back to school tomorrow blues” and I was sitting around, twitching because of a scheduled meeting. After a little wallowing, I decided that there was no way that such a wonderful weekend was going to end on such a low note and dragged the family off to Greyman’s Beard. Greyman’s…

Signal Hill

It was an almost magical, perfect afternoon up on Signal Hill. Chilly, mind you, but lovely. We headed up to find a geocache and I took the camera and tripod along for the ride. The clouds were fluffy and full and the place was crawling with people. It was gorgeous, though. We have a couple…

Some mornings…

Some mornings you run because you feel guilty about what you ate yesterday or how your clothes fit this morning or because there’s a race coming up and you need to get the mileage in. Some mornings you run because you need to get away from something or because you’re counting calories. And some mornings…