Monday, September 28, 2015

Strange Night in Windsor.....

Usually when I hear something really ridiculous, my response is...yeah right! And there will be two square moons in the sky eh? So tonight when I decided to try my hand at shooting the lunar eclipse, just before the clouds rolled in at the peak moment, and spoiled the fun, my wife who has double vision problems from time to time, appeared in the doorway and said she saw two moons in the sky, and they were both square. It was her little jab at me, so it gave me this idea for my posting here tonight. With the aid of some Corel software, I came up with this, so not to worry, the end won't be tonight, at least for most of us.....Ya know, someone was smoking a little skunk weed in the neighborhood tonight and some of it must have drifted over my way....I must have inhaled....it does horrible things to us old guys eh...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Slacked Lime Fence.....

This front yard in Trinity, Newfoundland, brought back a lot of memories from my childhood years. One of the things that was expected of me when school let out for the summer holidays, was to "whitewash" the picket fence around our property. So, from the time I was about 7 years old until I went and got a job at a local gas station at 12, the fence got its annual coat of slacked lime powder, dissolved in a 5 gallon bucket of water, and using a 5 inch wide brush to apply it. When it dried, the fence looked exactly as you see in this picture. In about three days, once this chore was completed, then and only then was I free to go play ball with my friends in a vacant lot not too far away, or ride my bike all over town....

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Of Churches and Lighthouses.....

This shot was taken from the ferry as we were leaving Port aux Basques, NFLD. I have always found churches and lighthouses architecturally pleasing, and Newfoundland has lots of both. One was built to preserve the body, and the other, the soul. However, in recent times, the lighthouse keepers have been replaced with electronic beacons, that operate automatically, and the preachers that used to preach from the pulpits of the various churches, appear also to be a disappearing lot. The reasons for this are varied and many, and I happily refrain from elaborating on either of those subjects....my fighting days are over. At any rate, both of these structures are built on rock, and that is somewhat biblical I think. It reminds me of the old hymn that we used to sing in church, and also sounds great on the button accordion...."Will your anchor hold in the storms of life......"

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lost on Elvis Presley Blvd...

Imagine that you're driving along in the Codroy Valley in Southwest Newfoundland, the road is very winding and hilly...you go up a hill, around a sharp turn, and bamb! you are hit with this scene! Of course you hit the brakes, roll down the window, and you think you have entered a time warp of some sort. You can hear 50's DooWop music over some speakers somewhere, and a sign says "Elvis Presley Blvd.?? An immaculate 1956 Ford sits in the garage that this fellow had restored himself, and then he surrounded it with all of this....Totally Lost in the 50's....Frank, this one is for you eh! Just to the right and out of this scene is a Munsters hearse sitting back in the bush....you had to be there.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Overcast Day on the Cape...

It was a very overcast day at Cape Anguille Lighthouse in the Codroy Valley, NFLD today. The road down there was almost impassable with huge pot holes and ruts, and I almost decided to forget it. This shot was converted to Black & White, and I liked the graphic element provided by the old rail fence down near the shorline. It would have been a better scene with a little more sunlight, but you have to take what you are given weather wise. So....this is what I got for the effort, and I hope you like it.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Late Summers Day on the Coastline...

Another nice day spent along the coastline of Newfoundland. This shot shows why the province is often referred to as the Rock. Huge jagged rock formations jut skyward along the shoreline would make it rather treacherous to navigate along this area, unless you were very familiar with it and knew what you were doing. That leaves me out....so I will be content to stroll along the beach and take photos.....it was supposed to rain today...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happily Lost....

The wind, the waves, the solitude...it cleanses the mind and soul. This is the place where fishermen used to be. Thankfully, it is still here for those who do not mind a few miles of rough very narrow roads. When you finally get to places like this, you feel like you never want to leave. But leave you must...If I could have just one wish granted in this life, it would be to have a picnic with my children and grandchildren right here on this little sandy beach....bonfire and all....spend the whole day, and soak in the beauty and sounds of the place...have a cup of tea...you know...all the stuff that really matters in this brief little slice of time that we are alive on this planet. I am happily lost in Newfoundland...