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Sunday, October 28, 2007

"Fort Amherst: Dawn"

I love lighthouses and Fort Amherst is a favourite. She so majestically gaurds the harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland.
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"Cabot Tower"


A vigil of years past.
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"Fall In Fort Amherst"

I guess I have Fort Amherst in all seasons so here is the "Photo Icon" in fall. A photographers' easel is Fort Amherst.
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"Hang Mans Hill"

If I was being hung this morning on this hill this is what I may have saw looking over Signal Hill towards Cape Spear. Gibbetts Hill or Hang Man's Hill was in use during the 1750's for hanging criminals of the day. They would tar and shackle them and leave their carcus to rot for weeks. In the hope of discouraging others from breaking the law. A practise discontinued in the 1800's. Apparantly only two such persons met their fate in this manner and it is said that they were rolled down the hill, when finally let down from their gallows, to the pond that sits below. The gulls in the distance reminded me of Vultures lurking for their share. October 28th, 2007. Don't mess with Danny! .........Steve.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Lone Prairie"


I stopped here driving thru in 2005.
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"Baddeck NS"


The Baddeck Lakes are a quite an attraction in Nova Scotia. Quaint shops and pretty good food.




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"Pond Side"

On A Saturday afternoon hike. Oct.27th,2007.
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Friday, October 26, 2007

"Day Autumn"

........incipient decline-autumn
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Cloud Massive"


This huge front rolling in from the north brought with it some most unusal cloud cover.As seen from Signal Hill. Oct.24th,2007.
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"St. John's Harbor"

From Signal Hill on Wednesday October 24th, 2007. It was a cool evening and there was very unique cloud formations rolling in at dusk especially on the other side.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

"Oh! Autumn"

When you walk in Autumn it is hard not to get lost in the sites and freshness that is loaned to the day.
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"Mural"


This is the first part of the mural on the way to Cape Spear. This mode of travel was common, I am sure years ago on a Sunday fall afternoon, nowadays a frozen rendition. I might add an awesome replica in art work however.
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"Wind: The Wave Ripper"

The wind is in the process here of ripping some of the crashing crest of this wave and the spray is sparkling in the sun just poking thru.
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"OK"


This driftwood appears to be giving an "OK" sign to the sky in the distance, much like would happen on a human hand when the index finger comes in contact with the thumb. Just missing a few phalanges though.
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"Spider Caviar"

Not for me thanks but the eggs became visible after I accidentally ruptured the cocoon of sorts that was nestled on the bar-b-que cover on the back deck. Spiders are abundant around outside of the house and the yard. I am always intrigued by their resilience in the face of harsh elements and the tensile strengths of their webs.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

"A Waterfall Hamlet"

Refreshing and entrancing.
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"Last Hor-rah"

It is hard to believe with all the beauty that abounds in Autumn that it is actually a time of death and decay just prepatory for seasons in the offing.
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"Fall Foilage"

A stream it seems, meanders dreams, and washes sleep from the eyes.
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"In My Shade"


A swath of shade from an old growth.
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"Cone Strewn"


A cone laiden pathway on my hike in Bowring park. The organic scents were more like flavors as it seemed you could taste what you were seeing and smelling.
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"White Shadow"

Posing for a shot in Bowring park this morning at about 1030h. A beaut ain't she?
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Monday, October 08, 2007

"Stairway To Heaven"

Years ago when Schooners and masted sailing vessels of all kinds and sizes dotted the waterways a sailor or fishermans' life was always on the line, so to speak.
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"Sky To Sea"

Embroiled clouds apppear to erupt in focused light upon the waters off Cape Spear.
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"Distant Rain"

On a trip to the Western side of the Island of NL.
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"Dog Paddle"

Here and gone, yet the passage of another season, lest I shall forget!
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