Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I shared my banana with my new little friend. Jays of course, with eat almost anything and will sit quite close to you and even eat out of your hand. At first I just let him pick at the banana peel. In this picture he seems to be thinking, "Is this all I get?"
Then I gave him a more substantial piece, which he really enjoyed. I have also heard Jays refered to as "Whiskey Jacks". I'm not sure where that nickname came from but I am sure there is a story behind it.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
This picture was taken last May ( I am getting tired of taking cold, snowy pictures). In addition to a blue sky with colouring book clouds, you can see a little bit of my home town Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Corner Brook is located in the mouth of the Bay of Islands and is surrounded by mountains. You can see a bit of the snow capped Blow Me Down Mountains in the distance. These are part of the Long Range Mountains which are a continuation of the Appalachian Mountain Belt.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
These particular icicles ( sometimes we call them ice candles) are hanging from the Gazebo roof. Those of you who have read my blog before will know that the Gazebo is really an A-Frame cabin in my favorite ski park. I wanted to find an "I" that was less wintery but the cold, snowy winter must have frozen my creative juices...so icicles it is.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
H is for .......Handsome
Here is my very Handsome dog Tucker. Tucker is a Border Collie-Schipperke mix. Both of these breeds are herding dogs which makes for a very energetic pet. We don't live on a farm so Tucker uses his skills to chase squirrels, children, snowmobiles, and tennis balls.
He absolutely loves tennis balls. He will bounce them and catch them, chase them around the house and sometimes just lie there squishing them in his mouth.
Here he is helping Cali wait for the mailman.
He can be quite a handfull. He has destroyed my window sheers, most of my throw cushions and loves to chew anything with a wooden or plastic handle and he will steal food if it isn't out of reach. But he is also the sweetest, most loving, full of personality dog I have ever known. He is my constant companion when I am snowshoeing, hiking, going for a leisurely walk or just chilling out in front of the T.V.
If you would like to see how talented he is, check out his singing video H is also for Howling. However if you watch the video clip I think you will agree that he is singing, not howling.
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Friday, March 6, 2009
It was a gloriously sunny day today. It was -4 celcius but not a breath of wind and you can actually feel some warmth to the sun. I took Jesse (my brother's dog) and Tucker for a walk around Margaret Bowater Park, and took a couple of Skywatch pictures. The sky was mostly blue with a few fluffy clouds.
I stopped on the bridge over Corner Brook Stream. If that name seems a little redundant its because the community's name is Corner Brook, and the Stream runs through it. I noticed some interesting ice formations on a tree seen here on the left.
So I zoomed in to take a closer look and discovered the prettiest ice bells hanging from the tree. There were a number of stringy branches hanging down, creating a wicking effect and the water and spray had frozen to create these lovely ornaments. Some of them are in the water, but some are hanging above it.
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