Sunday, October 28, 2007
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.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
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.
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.