Sunday, July 26, 2009

ABC Wednesday ~ B

B is for......

Beautiful Blue Sky


in Bottle Cove

These pictures were taken on a glorious day in May in Bottle Cove on the South Shore of the Bay of Islands on the West Coast of Newfoundland.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ABC Wednesday ~ A

A is for Alpaca

These are recently shorn Alpacas on an Alpaca farm on the Port au Port Penninsula, Newfoundland. The farm overlooks beautiful Bay St. George and is on the French Ancestors Route. They have beautiful, gentle looking eyes, but are rather comical looking with their long wooly coats clipped so short. The black one was particulary funny looking as his neck looked too skinny to support his big head.

Their wool is extremely soft, very similar to angora.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Canada Day

Canada Day~ 2009
This picture of Tucker wasn't actually taken on Canada Day. It was taken on the weekend at my brother's cabin. I've included this picture in my post because of the very Canadian red background and because I think its a rather fetching picture of my handsome dog......I could have said a handsome picture of my fetching dog....but I didn't, because he doesn't.

On Canada Day, July 1, I took a morning walk on the upper Corner Brook Stream Trail to see what was blooming this week.
I found some Showy Ladyslippers.....

Labrador Tea

Partidgeberry blossoms

A single Pink Ladyslipper

....and a cluster of Yellow Ladyslippers....which are near the end of their blooming.
In the afternnoon I took another walk, minus Tucker as by now it was nearly 30 degrees. There were celebrations in Margaret Bowater Park. I saw a gentleman with his Newfoundland Dog......

A family on a ride.....they look like they're in a tin can.

A very small ferris wheel...

A Tuba player.....

....and a band!
Alas! It was much too hot for me. So I went back home and relaxed for the remainder of Canada day.