Quidi Vidi Village or “The Gut” as it is also called is an “outport” within the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Way back in the 1800’s I had relatives that lived there. On a recent trip to the island I had the opportunity to take a few photographs of Quidi Vidi. There was quite a bit of fog the day I was there, which, I think, added to the mystery of the place. And for the beer drinkers, this brewery makes some incredible beers if you ever have a chance to get there!
I love these Christmas flowers. When I was growing up my mother always managed to keep them around for long after the Christmas decorations had be stored. This year, I have managed to do the same, with the help of my husband who has lovingly nursed them while I have been working some long hours. I hope you enjoy this February flower and perhaps you can think of something that you would like to nuture along, long after it’s usual season is long completed. Keep making art!
Recently I attended the wedding of my neice. I managed to catch this shot later in the evening and thought it very relaxed and fitting that grandmother and granddaughter should share a special moment in time together on such a beautiful day. Enjoy, cherish your special moments with the generations before you and keep making art!
This can be found in the Galisano Children’s Museum in Naples, Florida. You find it on the inside of a small circular “road” lined with corn stalks. The kids loved it. I loved the centerpiece. I hope you do too. Enjoy, hope you are on the road to your “self” and keep making art!
A ha!! Not what you thought it would be is it? This is a photograph of the most easterly point in North America. Nothing between this point and Ireland except water. Enjoy and keep making art!
This is a shot of my son as we were hiking on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland over the weekend. It was a beautiful day and he and the rest of us really enjoyed some time outside. Enjoy, explore and keep making art!
This was inspired by the photography on the cover of a real estate magazine. I don’t know the photographer but loved the image and made a few changes to make it my own…almost impossibe not to do with watercolours anyway. Enjoy, visit Marco Island and keep making art!
This mother Osprey was not impressed when our boat got a little too close to her nest full of eggs. Papa Osprey was nearby as well. She rose out of the nest making noise and did so until we left. We saw other nests with hatched eggs and could see two or three little heads peeking out at us. One of the more experienced mothers seemed unperturbed when we came near but this one wasn’t having it. Enjoy, explore the Everglades and keep making art and in this case photography!!
St. John’s, Newfoundland and the Avalon Peninsula were hit by a major winter storm that brought 52 centimetres of snow and winds up to 121 kilometres per hour (that is hurricane force for the interested reader!). These pics show what greeted me, my husband and two kids when we opened the front door at about 8 am January 11. It actually was another foot higher by noon when we ventured outside to start shovelling and snow blowing the snow from our driveway. After three and a half hours of grueling work ( and play for the kids), we came in looking forward to a hot meal and were faced with a power outage. We were equipped with a good emergency kit though and were still able to make a great meal and had hot chocolate and tea to finish it off. As we have electric heat, our house started to get pretty cold by about 830pm and we were all in bed by 930pm to stay warm. We slept like logs! Hope you enjoy the pictures and keep warm out there!