Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I almost missed this small toad sitting on a muddy fern leaf.


There were dozens of dragonflies in the woods this morning. They were very cooperative an posed for long periods of time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Watch #352

There is nothing that matches the concentration of a Border collie watching a sheep or a tennis ball.

Friday, August 28, 2009

At the Feeder

I was hanging out at the bird feeder trying to get some pictures of a couple blue jays when this gawky teenager showed up.

Indian Pipe

This is Monotropa Uniflora. The latin name doesn't do anything for me. We call it Indian Pipe but I like the name Ghost Plant.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hurricane Bill

We seem to have missed any serious damage from Hurricane Bill. I had intended to stand in the same places I had been when I had taken the photos on Friday and Saturday but that was impossible. The waves were incredible.
The top picture is Crescent Beach ..No Bathers today!
The second is Cherry Hill minus the surfers.
The third is overlooking Broadcove
We spoke to an Australian surfer who was watching the water with us and he said " We call that Death on a Stick, Mate.
The Bottom picture is Dublin Bay in front of our house. It doesn't look so soothing or mirror like today.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Surfs Up

Saturday August 22 Hurricane Bill wiil hit us in less then 24 hours. Boats have been hauled up , moved or secured. One last trip around the yard to see if everything has been stored away. Back in the house to make sure we have enough water,food and batteries and then... off to the beach!

Calm before the Storm

Hurricane Bill will "brush" by us around noon on Sunday. On Friday morning Dublin Bay looks like a quiet lake.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monuments or Memorials #188

On September 2 1998 Swissair flight 111 crashed off Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia. All 229 passengers and crew died. This memorial at Bayswater is one of 2 . The lines in the granite moving away from the camers point to 44 North 63 West the location of the crash and the lines from the lower right to the left point to the second memorial near Peggy's Cove.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quiet Cove

The fog was just clearing from this small cove at the end of Crescent Beach Lunenburg County.

Companion #61

A nice walk on the beach.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


This little dory looks great both in or out of the water. The worn oars hint that this boat gets exercised daily.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Risky #261

If I were a small insect....
With my love of sugar and sweets... It's no trouble figuring out my fate. This sundew seems to be offering a wonderful feast.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


A female ruby throated hummingbird; I find them very territorial and at times rude. There's really no need to be sticking out the tongue like that.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Busy as a Bee

I thought it was too wet to work in the garden today but I guess I should put the camera away and get at it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I caught some clouds at the edge of a rainstorm at sunset.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The dahlias are in bloom. I took this close up and noticed the droplets later.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Water Lily

No wind and a mid day sun helped with this water lily shot.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


A lady bug on the tansy .... and yes Ron you have to have darn good eyesight to tell the difference.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Basket Case

Jipzee spent the morning hanging out in a basket.


Theory: Deer are scared by moving objects and therefore mobiles will scare them away from flowers and vegetables.
Fact: Deer are attracted to mobiles and consider them as signs that the buffet is open.