Tag Archives: St. John’s

Quidi VIdi Brewing Company

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Quidi Vidi Brewing Company Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

Quidi Vidi Brewing Company Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

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!

As Klee Would See It: St. John’s

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As Klee Would See It: St. John's Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

As Klee Would See It: St. John’s Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

So, it’s been awhile but I have been making art, working and clearing snow. Hope you enjoy the finished product and for any who are interested; I had ‘the” most incredible time in London and saw the Klee exhibit at Tate Modern three days in a row as well as loads of other fabulous art! I highly recommend a visit to Tate Modern if you can manage it. It is well worth the visit. Enjoy and keep making art!

Carry Me Home

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Carry Me Home Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

So, here I am again. I was listening to Hey Rosetta today, their song “Carry Me Home” hits home this year as I am not home…again, like I have been for about 20 years but what makes this year different is that last year…I was home and I actually went to see Hey Rosetta play and heard them sing that song. I have begun to realize though, that the year at home was not a loss, it was a gain. My children and I have even stronger connections than I could have hoped for. Enjoy, remember that being home is a gift you give yourself and, as always, keep making art!

Snowstorm Bonanza

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Snowstorm Bonanza One 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza One 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

 

Snowstorm Bonanza Two 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza Two 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

 

Snowstorm Bonanza Three 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza Three 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

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!