A glimpse

This has been a rather busy fall. So busy, in fact, that autumn has almost passed by without my noticing it. Since it’s my favourite season, this was a bit of an eye-opener for me. We took some time and went for a family ramble through the MUN Botanical Gardens on Sunday.

Look up. Look way up: the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

I stopped in to wander through the Anglican Cathedral today after a meeting. It’s a fascinating building, both for its history and its construction. As cathedrals go, it’s really quite small. Not so small as the one in Fredericton, but still miniscule by comparison with ones in larger centres. To my mind this makes it…

Battery Resident

I’m up to my ears in meetings today and haven’t much time to write, but I thought you might like to meet a gull that we spotted, nesting on the rocks below the Blue Moon Pottery Studio in The Battery, St. John’s, Newfoundland. More tomorrow, I promise!

Visiting the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

It’s the weekend of the Craft Council AGM and that means a Friday of Studio Tours as well as a sneak peek inside the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation. I’ve written about it before (before its name was changed from The Tucker Premises to the QVV Plantation) but it’s nearing the opening date now, the tenants…

New perspectives

It can be very tricky to get a new angle on an old shot. Public parks and grounds that are particularly well-travelled and epitomize this challenge, since everyone, their uncle and their fourth cousin, three times removed, takes their camera and snaps the same shot. The statue above, The Fighting Newfoundlander, in Bowring Park, has…

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…

Driving by

On my way home from the pool this morning, I spotted a shed that I keep meaning to stop and investigate. I had left my primary camera behind, but had my point and shoot Sony and decided to scout the spot out and see what opportunities there were. I’ll have to go back with my…

Any port….

March can be a tricky month in which to find colour in these parts. It’s rather like November in that regard, being dull and drab and not quite one season or another. We took advantage of a rare flash of sunshine yesterday afternoon to walk around downtown and along the harbour apron. I liked the…

A Thimble-ful of invisible cats

Up long Oxen Pond road there is an old cottage, named Thimble Cottage, which is a part of O’Brien’s Farm. It’s a beautiful little place and is a registered heritage structure. It’s quite old, very lovely and exquisitely situated. The folks in the neighbourhood are fiercely proud of it and rightfully so. As I said…