Well, it was nice knowing you summer. You were late coming to the party, brought a few nice days with you and in the blink of an eye you up and left us again. That’s how I choose to remember it anyway. Seems like forever ago since we took our summer holidays which was back in mid-July. Not sure what we were thinking as the warm weather doesn’t hit us til the end of July pretty much. We didn’t plan a trip away, we just decided to stay at home and do some things around the local area A.K.A. “staycation”. However, for 2 weeks (…almost) we endured the rain, fog and cooler temperatures. It felt like the only sight-seeing we did was through our kitchen and living room windows. To be fair, we spent our last weekend in Terra Nova National Park, which was spectacular and the weather was perfection! Terra Nova and the Eastport Peninsula never fail to impress.
Now that school is started up again it feels like we are all getting into “fall” mode even though technically fall doesn’t start for a few more weeks. (If I hear “pumpkin spice ANYTHING” one more time I’m gonna flip!) So, I started looking back over some of my snaps that I had taken over the summer and I got to thinking, maybe it wasn’t so bad after all. There were lots of little day trips here and there and for the most part the weather was okay. The fog made for some picturesque backdrops in Petty Harbour and clouds often make way for a dramatic sunset. Check out some of my photos that were taken here, there and everywhere over the last few months and see what you think. Hope you enjoy them!
Bergs in Pouch Cove
There’s no camera trick here. The water really did look like this!
Canada Day we took a little trip to Petty Harbour.
Many evenings on the front deck required a woods jacket and warm slippers, LOL!
Canada Day fireworks at Quidi Vidi…a few days late because of the weather.
Middle Cove Beach at dusk
We took a dodge up to St. Vincent’s to see the whales. There were lots to be seen but too far off shore to get a good snap. Capelin on the other hand were insane. I’ve never seen so many before in my entire life!
No summer is complete without a trip to Thomas Amusements!
Back to Petty Harbour. Had to get a pic of that fishing net!
Cape Spear always puts on a good show.
If you ever get a chance, drop by the railway museum in Hr. Grace. Such a wonderful place and so many amazing things to explore inside. It’s like stepping back in time. The town has done a fantastic job transforming the old place. And I hear the tour guides are pretty cool as well 😉
Bay de Verde and around the shore!
Tossing the Frisbee in Terra Nova
John watching the space station pass through the Big Dipper
Salvage on the Eastport Peninsula
Space station flyby again!
Quidi Vidi at dusk
Lucky turned 11! So naturally we had a party for him and invited two of his BFF’s, Watson and Benson.
The Caribbean Princess was one of the biggest cruise ships I’d ever seen. It was amazing watching it slip through the Narrows.
Summer is over. Back to reality and school!
In retrospect the summer was pretty decent but certainly not long enough. I guess that allows us to appreciate it that much more when it finally comes. I hope you enjoyed looking at my snaps as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Until Next Time,
Today, January 6, is officially the last day of Christmas, or if you like the song ’12 Days of Christmas’ this would be the time you’d be singing about the Twelve Drummers Drumming. Today is also known as the Feast of the Epiphany when the Magi followed the star in the east that led them… Read more
For as long as I can remember there have always been pets in my world. Muffin, Smokey, Sport, Jake, Sam, and more recently Whiskers, Lucky, Wendell, FrankenWendell & Lily. I’ve always been a lover of animals. I even recall a dog we had when I was little named “Sandy”. He had rust-coloured fur,… Read more
Well, it was nice knowing you summer. You were late coming to the party, brought a few nice days with you and in the blink of an eye you up and left us again. That’s how I choose to remember it anyway. Seems like forever ago since we took our summer holidays which was back… Read more
Oftentimes as we are going about our daily lives we meet people and after a few minutes of conversation we realize we have a connection of some sort with them. Whether it’s a mutual friend or relative, having an employer in common or even realizing perhaps you both went to the same high school, there’s… Read more
So, I took a little hiatus from social media recently. That means no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. I needed to separate myself from all the information I was constantly being bombarded with on a daily basis. I logged out of all my apps and unplugged from the world wide web…to a point. I still… Read more
We all wish at one time or another in our lives that things remain the same, something that is constant, never ending, never changing. Unfortunately as we all know, that is impossible. We know that to move forward in life we need to change and grow. That’s life: we are born, we progress, we die.… Read more
I usually try to avoid public comment and debate on such things as politics and religion. Oftentimes it never ends well for either side. All one needs to do is scan the comments section of any article, blog or essay and you’ll find an array of strong opinions for either side of the debate. (There… Read more
Back in early July I took a little trip to Toronto to see Shania Twain in concert. Margie, Katelyn and I left quite early on a Thursday morning and in the blink of an eye…three days later…we were back on the rock again. It was a whirlwind trip that consisted of lots of shopping,… Read more
We just got back from a day trip to Riverhead, our second this week. One thing you can be sure of: If we are driving any great distance I usually fall asleep in no time. Mom or dad will ask me what the roads were like on the drive out and I always leave it… Read more
What’s up with the weather lately? It seems like the last few weeks Mother Nature can’t make up her mind about what season we should be in: Winter or Spring! There have been a few great days where it’s warm, by Newfoundland’s standards, sunny and just an overall feeling that Winter is finally behind us.… Read more
Well here it is, 2018! I’ve been in absolute shock these last few weeks because I just can’t figure out where the last year has gone. It seems like it was only yesterday we were taking down the Christmas decorations and putting them away…oh wait, that really did happen yesterday, my bad. I was… Read more
Is there a more spectacular time of year than Fall? I don’t think so. As much as I enjoy warm summer days nothing compares to a cool, crisp autumn morning. There’s something magical about Fall that no other season can compare. The leaves changing colour, birds flocking together to prepare for migration, even the skies… Read more
Life is good or so it seems. I have a loving husband and daughter who are my world, an amazing family consisting of parents, siblings, in laws, cousins, aunts, uncles and a few close friends. I have a great job and fantastic co-workers; we laugh a lot! Then there are the material things like a… Read more
Well, summer is in full swing and I have about a million fly bites already. It’s the end of July and the St. John’s Regatta is just around the corner. Dad always says that once the Regatta is over then that signals the end of summer. I was around the bay a few weeks ago… Read more
I was out with a friend of mine one day and we were chatting with some acquaintances of hers. We were talking back and forth about various things and making jokes. My friend says, referring to me, “Don’t mind her b’y she’s from Torbay.” Well, let’s just say that those people got a lesson in… Read more
Every single night before I go to bed I look out my window. Every single morning I get up, turn off the alarm and look out my window. What am I looking for? Nothing in particular. I just want to look at the sky and see what beauty awaits! Some nights it’s a sky full… Read more
I stepped outside the other day and noticed something I hadn’t heard in quite a while, the sweet sound of chirping birds! Most birds fly south for the winter, at the least the ones that have any sense. But there are the few that stick around and brave the harsh winters here in Newfoundland. We… Read more
*Okay, so having written the title “Love Is In The Air” all I can think about is the song, it’s stuck in my head.* It’s February and that can only mean one thing…did the groundhog see his shadow? How much longer til spring? Of course February means many different things to many people. Some can’t… Read more
I hate winter as I’m sure many people do. The cold, the snow, the slush, the wind, the freeze and thaw, oh my. It’s enough to drive ya. Every year I dread for winter to come. I don’t see the appeal. I can’t skate, never could. We don’t own a ski-doo, heck we don’t even… Read more
I’ve been thinking a lot over the last little while about what my first photo blog should be about. Yes, I know that I already posted my first one but this will be my official first one. I look at the other “first” blog as an introduction of sorts! So I decided to start off… Read more
I’m not a blogger, writer or orator by any stretch of the imagination. I just want to share my photos with you, plain and simple. I’ve always had a love of photography. Some of my earliest memories are with one of those Kodak Instamatic cameras my mother owned; you know the ones with the little… Read more