This little male Philadelphia Vireo has spent the past two days trying to get into my sitting room through a closed window. (Pretty sure this is what this is, according to my bird app.) I guess he is seeing his reflection in the window and thinks it’s a rival male needing to be driven off.
In November 2003 I took a trip with Ellie and her brother to Montreal, where they were born and grew up. One cold, clear night Gary and I walked around the streets of the city to where I took this photograph of Saint Joseph’s Oratory with the stars over the dome. I posted the photograph on Google+ in 2012 and was asked yesterday where it had gone. I’m glad I was asked as it’s a favourite of mine and brings back such good memories of our time together.
We are all hoping that soon spring flowers will be making their appearance, so I am sharing this photograph of tulips taken in Karlsruhe Germany many years ago to cheer us through the snowstorm to come tomorrow.
I came across this photograph taken in warmer weather back in 2012, and have brought it here to share today with the original notes about it. It’s hard to believe that there will be days like this again when someone will be walking through the wet mud in bare feet, collecting shells or stones when the tide is out. Hard to believe when we are in the middle of a snow storm today in below freezing weather!
Original Post: July 9, 2012
Fog Clinging to Blomidon, Viewed from Medford, Nova Scotia – Tide Out
We have the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy (16 meters, 53 feet), so the view is constantly changing. The other evening as the sun was setting the tide was out and the cliff of Blomidon was encapsulated in a shroud of fog, the likes of which we had never seen. We were on the cliffs of Medford at the time. To give you an idea of the expanse, you can see the people walking in the foreground. The tide goes out and comes in at an incredible speed, so walkers have to be very careful not to be caught by incoming tides that cut them off from land.
Original Post: March 29, 2012
These girls are carrying bags 3 times bigger than my camera bag! Doing what kids do best, shoelaces untied, daisy chains in the hair, best friends together walking to school in the sun. (Or have they just left home?)
Photographed in Germany in May, 2006
Original Posting: May 10, 2012
Up and down round and round
Dream of pretty little horses
(From the children’s lullabye)
Though winter is still hiding these beauties under frozen ground, maybe these photos will warm our day with promise of better things to come! These were photographed at Karlsruhe Castle in Germany.
For your weekend memories of kinder weather. The hills of Blomidon village in Nova Scotia in the fall as seen from the shoreline.
Update: This has now, of course disappeared and the woods have completely covered over what remained. The gallery of photos I took that day is below.
Original Post January 20, 2012: Derelict – Scott’s Bay, Nova Scotia
Cautionary tale: This is what happens when you don’t keep your house in good order. I might think twice before entering this place again. It won’t be long before the whole thing collapses.