Distractions

It’s Easter break for the kids and I have more of them around than is usual, despite a clay camp for Katherine in the mornings. Coincidentally, the weather deities have decided that we are to be allowed (at least on a limited basis) some spring-like temperatures. Several days of 10°C weather have made us delightfully…

Sunny morning

The sun was streaming in this morning and filtering through a crystal I have hung in the studio window. This gorgeous light is supposed to switch to hail, ice pellets (industrial hail), sleet and freezing rain. It’s -5C now, -10C with the windchill. Yum. Going to try to get a run in BEFORE all that…

After the rain

It was a beautiful morning this morning. Not at all cold and the remains of the freezing rain had encrusted everything. Only in Newfoundland do we get freezing rain, freezing drizzle and freezing fog; it all depends on the size of the drops. This is the “after” shot of the pine tree I photographed yesterday,…

Oh the weather outside is….

well, not exactly “frightful,” but it’s certain not pleasant out there. The freezing rain, while not precisely an hospitable milieu for photography, sure as shootin’ makes for some nice image opportunities. I was soaked to the skin after coming back inside, but quite pleased with how some of these came out. The pavement is incredibly…

Dear Self

Maybe, just maybe….. …. it’s time to take down the Christmas lights. In honour of St. Paddy’s Day, and all.

After the Storm

Yesterday’s blizzard wandering in, walloped us with 25cm of snow (or thereabouts) and then shot out the door as quickly as it arrived, leaving a clear sky and a beautiful afternoon in its wake. As the day waned the light got progressively more beautiful and the evening brought with it another treasure: I had not…

Chilly disposition

Monday dawned with a sweeping shower of freezing rain that coated trees, roads, cars and buildings, making the driving a little interesting and the city quite pretty. I had meetings for the morning and an errand to run at lunchtime, but I managed to nab a few minutes to snap this picture up near The…

On Self-pity and determination

I had planned to go on a long run this afternoon. When you have a child, you have to plan such things because if you do not, they will not happen. As the saying goes for diets, exercise and anything else that can be easily sublimated by the whims of others, failure to plan is…

Stormy

We’ve had three storms in a week, for a total of 65cm in the past 8 days. (That’s 25.5″ for those of you of the Imperial Forces.) Three days of being trapped inside an increasingly small house and I feel a little like a pinball inside a machine, ricocheting off the four walls and scoring…