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.

The slow spiral

September is gone and October is suddenly here. The days have gotten manifestly shorter and slightly cooler and I’ve been eyeing my winter running gear with a little suspicion and loathing, not looking forward to the day when donning and shucking the gear needed to run 5k takes longer than the run itself. Waking up…

Mists of the Avalon

The fog has been doing fun things for the past several days. It is there one minute and gone an hour later, flitting in and out like a politician’s opinion and never staying in the same place for long. I snapped this shot a few days ago at Middle Cove beach, when the capelin were…

When the whales come….

Here in Newfoundland, it isn’t Easter that promises Spring and its joyously heralded successor, Summer. No, in Newfoundland, when April and May arrive, we recognise with a certain pragmatism, that this is only the beginning of the beginning of waiting for Spring and possibly Summer. Spring is a fickle creature here. It comes and goes,…

All’s Well…

… that ends well. A fitting way to describe yesterday as the body of it held the elements of both comedy and tragedy* and the ending was beautiful, yet marred slightly by bugs. Although Helena had a husband, not bugs. I had both, but I suspect my husband was more honestly come by. Katherine was…

Chance Cove Provincial Park

Feeling the need to get out-of-town for the long weekend and being possessed of a rare forecast for said weekend that did not contain precipitation, either liquid or solid, John and I teamed up with the Edinger Family for a rollicking good time on the southern shore. We skedoodled on Saturday morning and headed down the…

‘Tis a fine day

I’m not sure what to make of this weekend. This is the second day in a row that has called for drizzle, fog, rain and general misery and it’s also the second day of lovely, warm sunshine. Katherine decided to try out her Prism Flip Kite, bought in Vancouver, for the first time. On the…

Suddenly sunny

The greyness of the past several days was really starting to get to me. While I like a good fog as much as the next person, too much of a mediocre one can wear on the nerves. Yesterday afternoon, the sun finally found us again. We stopped at the beach on the way to pick…

I would like to order…..

… one of these days: … but not until Sunday. *shagging around = Newfoundland term meaning “messing about, playing with or otherwise engaged in fiddling around with for the purposes of accomplishing some undefinable, yet vaguely productive, end.” Not to be confused with the British term “shagging”, which, while probably the origin of the “messing…

Melting

So much for the 10cm of late snowfall we received this morning. It’s almost all gone now, thanks to the glorious strength of the spring sun. Ah, the joys of playing with fast shutter speeds (1/3000 of a second)!

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…

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…