Thursday, December 10, 2009

At the end of day for Skywatch Friday


The street lights have come on, workers are returning home for the night and the sky suggests it still may continue to storm as it has today
Happy skywatch Friday to all. My appreciative thanks to Sandy, Klaus, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guyand Louise for hosting Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The East Quoddy Lighthouse for One Single Impression




The East Quoddy Lighthouuse overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay on Campobello Island. NB, Canada

lighthouse

beacon of light
Guardian of the night
harbinger of hope

These lines were created in response to the word,lighthouse which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

West QuoddyLlighthouse for Photo Hunter



The red and white paint highlight the CURVES and make the West Quoddy Lighthouse at Lubec, maine easily identifiable. A beautiful curvy sight!

For more photos on this weeks theme of 'curves just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all! just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Grazing Sheep for MonochromeWeekly


The trheme for this meme is monochrome, no colour. to learn more about this theme or to maybe post your own contributionplease clickhere.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

R is for rain for ABC WEDNESDAYand Watery Wednesday

R is for rain and we have had too much of it this past summer and and spring, but then it could be snow as the seasons change and the temperatures get lower and I'm not psychologically ready for winter yet.
to view other R wors or perhaps to contribute your own photo please go to http://abcwednesdayround3.blogspot.com/

Rain is also about water and,The theme of Watery Wednesday is water; for a wonderful variety of watery scenes from other bloggers around the world, just click on its name.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Not A Crow, But A Hawkor maybe an Eagle!

At A distsnce I knew it wasn't a crow. It was too big for crow. I took my first picture from my car, then got out and walked further down on the shoulder of the road to get closer.When closer I could see a few markings on its breast and the hook in its beak, and I then knew I was looking at a hawk. This is the first hawk |I have seen for months! I think it is a Red-tailed Hawk.
i think i might have interrupted lunch for as it started to leave I could see the shape of something hanging from its claw.
My best photo was my last one as its beautiful curved wingspan was shown as it was leaving. What a beautiful sighting this was! Another lucky day. I love the half moon shape of its wings!

My hunting season red coat for Ruby Tuesday

I sometimes get quite addicted to genealogy and yesterday I located this memorial to my 5th great grandparents; Philip Crouse and Sara Burt. It was in the country at the back of a field alongside the Keswick River so I wore red in acknowledgement of hunting season.Click on the picture to read the story of my 5th. great grandmother's Burt family from Connencitut. quite an interesting memorial stone. Sara Burt gave birth to 18 children!
To check out other postings on Ruby Tuesday just click on the Ruby logo on the side bar. My appreciative thanks to Mary/the teach for hosting this meme.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"tied" for photo hunter

In response to the theme tied for photo hunter I went looking in my photo archives for this remembered picture of Swallowtail light on Grand Maman Island, New Brunswick. Perhaps it is more anchored than tied, but I think it appears to be tied My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all! just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all

Saturday, October 17, 2009

'rock in a hole' for Photo Hunter

The topic for photo hunter is free. This gives me a chance to post this picture which fascinated me when I found it It is part of an old sea wall and the force of the incoming and outgoing tides must cause the bigger rock in the middle to go spinning around in the hole causing it to gradually get larger each day of rock and tide rotations.

My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all! just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Transition to Red

The End of Summer
The shuddering wind shook my house
Forgetting to whisper in its summer voice
It boisterously shouted; Jesting in its autumnal tones of summer's end!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shadowy Memories

Shadowy Memories for Shadow Shot Sunday

He was 21 years old, many, many years ago. A university student, posted in Germany with the RCAF[Royal Canadian Airforce] for the summer. A cadet in the reserves. He thirsted for adventure.
My appreciative thanks to Tracey, at Hey Harriet, the host of Shadow Shot Sunday for this interesting idea; for more information on this shadow meme,please click on the icon in the side bar

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Electric for photo hunter

First you need an electric jigsaw, imagination and endurance.
And voila! the finished project; a hummingbird fence!lFor more photos on this weeks theme of 'electric' just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all! just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Orange things for PhotoHunter

When |i first read that the photo hunter theme for this week was 'orange' i decided i would have to go to my photo archives and find some beautiful orange fall leaves, But a trip to the grocery supermarket yesterday quickly changed my mind. I never leave home without my purse size camera. and I loved the beautiful orange colours thatIi found in the produce department such as these oranges above and the orange peppers below.These packaged carrots were orange enough to fit the theme
And I just had to include this picture of this stuffed tiger escaping from its display cage!



And a reminder of the upcoming Hallowe'en season in the form of these Jack'O Lanterns! Kinda of early isn't it! spooky even isn'tit?

For more photos on this weeks theme of 'orange' just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all! just click on Photo Hunter or you many click on the icon in the side bar. My thanks to tnchick for hosting this site. Happy Photo Hunting to all

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A view through Lupines foScenic Sunday

A small gorge beside the railroad tracks fills with the beauty of Lupines each year. The old RR bridge can be seen in the distance.
beauty surrounds us. To view more Scenic Sunday photos just click on the highlighted name or on the badge on the side bar and enjoy this meme

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Skywatch over Pasasamaquoddy Bay


We had gone to Saint Andrews on /Sunday. Isolated showers had been forecast and we saw their build up in the skies above Passamaquoddy Bay and they sent us back home for the remainder of the day.
y appreciative thanks to Sandy, Klaus, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy for hosting Sky Watch Friday .

Monday, May 25, 2009

Early morning light reflections

This promises to be a beautiful day, The light is very strong and bright. I was impressed that when taking this picture from inside it caught the reflection in the window of of some trees from outside mirrored in another window in my sunroom..

Monday, May 18, 2009

ma\le American Goldfinch for Mellow Yellow Monday



The beautiful bright yellow male American Goldfinchare an attractive highlight outside my windows these past few days. The busiest place in Bird Alley these days are the niger seed feeders which attract many Goldfinch snd Pne Siskin.
.To view a wonderful variety of yellow-themed photos from other bloggers around the world, just click on the link below. MellowYellowBadge

Thursday, May 14, 2009

OLD PICTURES FOR SEPIA SCENES

This first photo I call the barn raising. This large gathering of men were all assembled together for some reason and I assume it was to erect the building behind them. The picture below is of my great grandparents new car.I believe the year was 1920
Sepia Scenes is a meme hosted by Mary/the Teach and it offers the opportunity to share with others; beautiful scenes in sepia tones.Just click on the badge on the side bar to view what others have posted in sepia for today

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Views of the Upper Saint John River Valley

Reflections of the town of Woodstock, New Brunswick in the Saint John River.
A downriver view from the Nackawic Bridge
Driving along the Upper Saint John River Valley provides many scenic views.
beauty surrounds us. To view more Scenic Sunday photos just click on the highlighted name or on the badge on the side bar and enjoy this meme.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Scenic Sunday



A view of the greatest little city in the east, the oldest incorporated city in Canada, the old port city of Saint JOHN NEW, Brunswick.
Beauty surrounds us. To view more Scenic Sunday photos just click on the highlighted name or on the badge on the side bar and enjoy this meme.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

ONE WORD - stroke for one single impression

Stroke
It wasn't a stroke of luck but one of misfortune.
it almost robbed me of my independence
It knocked me off my feet for a while until I learned to walk again.
I used to feel that my movements were graceful, now I feel clumsy and awkward.
I long to run.
In the stroke of a second it froze my fingers above the keyboard making typing and communication difficult, laboured and error filled.
Like the loving stroking of a cat it warmed my heart revealing to me the treasure I have in my loving and supportive family
Perhaps it saved my life alerting me to a serious blockage I had in an artery
Just one word tells it all
stroke




These lines were created in response to the words,one word, which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.The one word I have chosen is stroke.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Montreal in the Winter

Maybe not "Can you see the forest for the trees?" but "Can you see the city for the trees?"
Photo by: "Guest Blogger" Davis.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hot Air Balloon

For Mellow Yellow Monday ...

On this dark, cold wet winter day, it is fun to think about a wonderful bright sunny summer sky and a hot air balloon ride.

This photo was taken at the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta in Sussex, NB in 2008.

Posted by: "Guest Blogger" Riel. Thanks to Mellow Yellow Monday. To see other yellow-themed posts from other bloggers around the world, just click the icon below.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

A Mellow Yellow Breakfast

The research benefits of the internet are marvelous and upon encountering the main character in Jeffrey Archer's novel, As the Crow Flies, eating 'Scotch Eggs' on more than one occasion, my husband became curious. The photos included here are the results of his curiosity and the delicious breakfast he served me yesterday morning. Basically Scotch Eggs consist of a hard boiled egg in the center of sausage meat. On Wikipedia's information page , it is mentioned that it is fried dish, but we chose to bake them and they were delicious! A recipe for baked Scotch Eggs can be found here.
And of course a meal isn't complete without a hot cup of tea or coffee. And for this mellow yellow day, I enjoyed my breakfast tea served in a 1930's original yellow Harlequin cup and saucer.

'Mellow Yellow Monday' is an inspirational place to post things that are yellow and also a place to view other beautiful 'yellows'. Just click on its highlighted name or on the badge in the side bar to get there.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Looking Up in Saint John: for Sunday Stills

Looking up along King Street in the old, port city of Saint John, NB, you can see this facade of old brick buildings. With the influx of Loyalists in 1784, Saint John became a city in 1785 and holds the honour of being the oldest incorporated city in Canada.

This week's photo challenge for Sunday Stills, is 'go high, go low'. Its all about perspective and the angle that you shoot at; high or low, just not in the middle. To see other photo contributions to this meme, just click on the highlighted name.

Fallsview Park: for Scenic Sunday

A view from Fallsview Park, Saint John, New Brunswick.
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Moccasins: for Saturday Footwear Fever

For cosy, indoor comfort during the wintertime, my favourite daytime footwear are these North American moccasins . I had purchased them in Northern Ontario in the early 2000's. The beautiful bead work is a characteristic feature of this sort of leather footwear.
These little, miniature ones, shown to the left, are much older. They were found at a flea market and the elderly lady selling them, had owned them as a child. The ruler used to show their size measures in inches. This second miniature pair had been given to me by an Ojibway family from Mani- toulan Island, honouring our friendship when we had lived as neighbours in Toronto.

To join in on this new meme, Saturday Footwear Fever, just click on the highlighted name or the badge in the side bar.