Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The pipeline which runs from 3 Mile Dam and supplies power to the paper mill, is often spouting water. This makes for some interesting ice formations in the winter.
Nor had my leaves been collected for composting.
Princess Cali, on the other hand, is starting to develop some stiffness in her joints and would just as soon relax on a cozy blanket.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
They were all wearing pretty coloured, ankle-length dresses. The younger girls had long hair in plaits. They were very pleasant and told me they do this all the time. I am guessing by the way they were dressed and their hair style, they probably belong to a particular religious group. Interesting....
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tucker, enjoying some freedom in the Participark...
More of the Participark trail.......
A view of Margaret Bowater Park from the participark trail....
And yet more Participark......
A small trail following the stream in Margaret Bowater Park....
A section of road following the pipeline from 3 Mile Dam...
Not to be upstaged by the autumn splendor, Tucker comes out of the woods adorned with leaves and pine needles . Very dashing, don't you think?
Saturday, October 4, 2008
For the sake of easy recall I am using maiden names. In the back: Sharon Penny and Doreen Belbin. The others from left to right: Nancy Oxford, Sigrid Lundrigan, Moi, Joan White, Sue Kennedy, Barb Hicks.
Friday, September 19, 2008
So I decided to take a walk through the woods in Corner Brook to see if I could find some more pretty 'shrooms and was very surprised at the variety. There was this one which was growing out of a mossy bank and has a crinkely top like a meringue cookie.
I found lots of these little wee orange mushrooms. This one was roundish but some were more flat topped.
I found some that were a delicate brown.
And others that were a deep rich brown.
And more that were larger, and very white.
From the October issue of Harrowsmith: "of the world's 12,000 species [of mushrooms] only about 20 are edible. Some can do you real harm, if not kill you." Needless to say I shall stick to taking pictures of them. I wouldn't eat one unless it was picked by a certified expert and prepared by an experienced chef...and then I would be asking the chef to take the first bite.
Tucker says that searching for mushrooms is very tiring work!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Cali and Jesse cuddled up together on the sofa.
Tucker prefers to nap alone.
And last but certainly not least...Mikki...You may recall from an earlier post that she is little, but can snore like a lumberjack!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Later in the day Elaine and I set off for Sara and Kelly's. We had a delicious meal with them and then spent the evening looking at family pictures and sharing stories. Thanks Kelly for putting up with us.
Sara and Elaine in front of Sara and Kelly's house. I didn't get any picutres of Kelly...sheesh!
Sara is making coffee for our breakfast. I just love, love their wonderful house. There is just so much to look at.
Including their two beautiful cats. This is Harry (a.k.a. little orange guy).
And this is Daisy. Daisy and I had an immediate bond.
After breakfast we took a leisurely walk to the Beaches. Part of our walk was through a ravine, where I took this picture of Sara taking a picture of Elaine taking a picture of some flowers.....
We had a great walk along the beach, where we saw some interesting sights, including this ghostly ship....
......and a very cool, goggle-wearing dog. City folks! What will they think of next???
After our stay in Toronto, Elaine and I headed to Woodstock. We had a great week that included attending a folk festival in Ingersol.
These children were making and wearing flower wreaths.
We went to Stratford to see The Music Man, which we really enjoyed. It was an extremely hot day so we spent as little time outside as possible, and we consoled ourselves with icecream at Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory. My new friend here was dressed in honor of the musical.
Gray decided he might like to go home with me. Elaine and Geoff said no! I'll bring a bigger suitcase next time Gray.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We took a day trip to Centre Island. I had never been there before. We spent a few hours walking around the island looking at the formal gardens, watching people riding bikes and enjoying the garden's of the residents. I like this picture of Paula, Andrea and Paula's sister-in-law Ann looking across at the Toronto skyline.
Paula and Angela (Paula's youngest) spent four days (three nights) exploring Algonquin park. I enjoy hiking and having picnics but I don't enjoy camping any more so we stayed in a lovely hotel in Huntsville.
On our way to Huntsville we stopped at Webers for amazing hamburgers and fries. This is a vey popular hamburger stand that has an amazing system for serving large numbers of people in a short time. I like this picture because I accidentally caught my reflection in the side mirror!
The weather was warm and humid so we opted for taking many small hikes rather than some of the longer hikes. This picture was taken by a lookout on a trail called Hardwood Hills. Angela looks so nice with her long hair, stylish jeans and lovely figure. As for me, this is a good illustration why people with short, stubby legs probably shouldn't wear capri length pants with hiking boots!!!!! What Not to Wear!While admiring the beautiful landscape, we would often compare the views to areas of Newfoundland. One big difference however, is the abundance of very large pine trees. This one was on a trail called Big Pines. Look Up! Waaaaaay up!
I did mention that the weather was a little humid!
Here I am striking my "Superwoman" pose on Lookout trail.
It wouldn't be an outdoor adventure without some wildlife sightings. We saw two moose including this young bull.
At our picnic site we were lucky enough to spot this mother duck and her youngens. It was somewhat windy and the ducklings had a challenge to keep up with mom.
This toad very kindly stayed still for me to take this up close and personal picture. Every thing is beautiful...in its own way.
These were just highlights of my first week in Ontario. Stay tuned for week two.