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…

Oh so snowy

Update: General consensus among my bird-watching friends who have reviewed the pictures and assessed the plumage is that this owl is probably a “she” and not a “he” as was originally written. I concur and add that this owl was larger than I was expecting, having seen other male snow owls, which adds credence to…

Another yesterday….

Yesterday evening, John, Katherine, Jasper and I hiked up onto the Bawden Highlands along the Sugarloaf Path of the East Coast Trail to have a look at the pack ice and see if there were any bergs. There were. There was also the uncanny fog that comes with pack ice blowing ashore. There were seagulls,…

The next day…

Remember my little iceberg from a few days ago? Well, he threw a party! The easterly wind drove the ice pack in overnight. All his friends showed up and had a big old party at Middle Cove Beach.

Yesterday….

Think of these as the “before” pictures….. Rowan and I walked home from Middle Cove Beach, yesterday afternoon. There was some slub ice on the beach. Some bits were floaty… But we wanted a closer look at that little berg and headed up the East Coast Trail (heading north). And got the look we wanted!!…

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…

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.

Flat Katherine and Winter

You may (or may not) recall that Flat Katherine was last seen in sunny Florida, strolling on the beach on New Year’s Day. Since then she has been hanging out with the grandparents of 3D Katherine in Clearwater, waiting for a particularly special trip. Several months ago, 3DK, her friend and I all went and…