Saturday, January 25, 2020

Fishing

Fishing

This photo was taken in 1980 Sandy Point on the Exploits River near Norris Arm.  I got up early and I saw a young boy fishing.  I took several photos of him with the sun rising through the fog.  I always liked this photo which has been published as covers of 2 magazines.  It was taken in 1981.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Witless Bay

1997

2007
Witless Bay

This morning I happened upon a photo of an old house in Witless Bay that was taken in 1997.  I decided to share a photo of the same house taken in 2007.  In 10 years, someone purchased and restored the old house.  It was nice to see it.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Western Brook Park






Western Brook Park

In August 2010, I visited Western Brook Pond Park and walked down to the beach to take a few photos.  I've been there several times previously and it was so windy the sand was blowing around.  I didn't want my camera full of sand, so I didn't stay long.  The footprints in the sand were there when we arrived.  We do have sandy beaches on the island of Newfoundland!!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Leaves








Leaves

It was early morning in September 2006 when I photographed leaves on my hydrangea.  The leaves were backlit and the light was highlighting the veins in the leaves.   If you have been following my daily photos for a while, you know that I enjoy photographing plants and flowers.  I have a Facebook Page where I share photos of flowers and plants, and if you enjoy that type of photo, feel free to like the page.  I upload flower photos every day and many people appreciate the colours this time of the year.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Quidi Vidi Village




Quidi Vidi Village

In May 2012, people flocked to the tiny community of Quidi Vidi Village to view 3 large icebergs that blocked the entrance to the "Gut", the name they affectionately called their little harbour.  

Despite the fact that residents are snowed in right now, Spring Will Come!

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

This was a good photo to choose for this morning - day 2 after the biggest snowstorm in recent history.  This brought back memories of our trip to Hawaii in 1980.  This photo was taken from our balcony on the 11th floor of the hotel on the beach.

Hawaii was a beautiful place and I have many great memories of the 2 weeks we spent there.  I travelled the whole island a couple of times on The Bus.  I used to get off to take photos for a few hours, then catch the Bus back to the hotel.  I will create a Hawaii Album on Facebook soon.  :)


Bleeding "Art"



Bleeding "Art"

This morning I chose a photo art image of a bleeding heart.  I was trying out a photo manipulation program at the time and created this image.  If you like Photo Art, I have 3 Albums online and am adding a link to one of them below.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Fortress of Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg

I randomly chose this photo from the Fortress of Louisbourg in 2005. We decided to check out this historical site on our way home. We didn't realize how much was there, so we decided to go back again someday. We did that last year.

I really liked meeting the people in period costumes and the way they acted like the characters from that time. If you haven't been there, add it to your list of places to see. I have albums of photos from both visits on my Facebook Travel Page.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Red Fox





Red Fox

In 2005, I was driving through Gros Morne National Park in 2005 when I spotted a fox cross the road ahead of me.  I stopped the car, and to my surprise, the fox came toward me.  I assume people had been feeding it and it thought I had food.  Instead, I was able to photograph this wild animal for 10 minutes or so before it wandered into the brush.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sam


Sam

In 2014, mu 4-year-old grandson, Sam, received a bubble-making toy and was having fun with it.  It's amazing how much fun kids have with bubbles.  To be honest, it was fun watching him.

If you are wondering how I choose the Random Photo of the Day, I go to a folder with all my reduced photos and close my eyes.  I move the mouse up and down a few times and stop.  If I stop on a folder, I check to see how may photos are there.  If it's a lot, I close my eyes and move the mouse until I stop on a photo for the day.  

I have still been getting a lot of returned emails, so if you aren't getting my Photo of the Day by email, you can find it here on my Blog.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dogberries in Winter

Dogberries in Winter

It is interesting that this photo popped up today because we are expecting another 30-50 cm (12-20 in) over the next few days.  To be honest, there aren't any dogberries left on the trees around here so I probably won't get more photos like this.  I like dogberry trees (mountain ash) and the bright red berries covered in snow with the deep blue sky in the background. 

If you would like to see more photos of dogberry trees in winter, check this facebook album - https://www.facebook.com/pg/kbrucelaneflowers/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3014937685201028


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Holyrood Yard

Holyrood Yard

This is a friend's yard in Holyrood in the mid-80s.  I had been living in Holyrood for a couple of years and I asked her if it would be OK to grow a few vegetables in her yard (I had no good soil).  She agreed and I dug up a part of her yard and grew vegetables, which I shared with her at harvest time.   

The following year, I expanded it to the grassy area in this photo.  It was easy to dig because it was excellent soil that had been farmed by the family for years.  It has all grown in now.  As well, the shed in the background has been gone for many years!

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Wood Stork







Wood Stork

This morning I happened upon a photo of a wood stork trying to swallow a dead fish.  It was very difficult and I photographed it for quite a while.  It finally got it down. I decided to show more of the sequence.  The last photo shows a bit of the tail still poking out of its beak.  

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Fox Harbour

Fox Harbour

I recently scanned this photo of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay.  To be honest, the photo may be from Ship Cove and I would like to know for certain.  The photo was taken in 2000 and I liked the freshly painted two-story fishing stage (sometimes called a store). 

I am still amazed that they build these structures on wooden pillars and they last for years.  I don't think they get much sea ice, but this large structure still looks unstable to me.  It looks like a big wave could knock it over.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Conception Bay

Conception Bay

I recently scanned this photo, taken in Conception Bay in 1998.  I am not certain of the community.  I am sure someone from that area will recognize the barn or hills in the background.  I think it may be near Broad Cove-Kingston area but would like to know for certain.

If you haven't driven through all the communities along the Baccalieu Trail, you are missing out.  I usually drive off the main roads through the towns and find LOTS of photos!

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Iceberg

Iceberg

In 2003, I photographed a huge iceberg near Spaniards Bay. I have hundreds of photos of the iceberg from the time it showed up in Conception Bay until it finally melted in late summer. This photo shows reflections off the ice and leaves little doubt about its composition.


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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Peace Parade, 1982

Peace Parade, 1982

Each morning, I have been choosing random photos to share with you.  Today, I am sharing a photo taken in 1982 at the War Memorial in St. John's.  It was taken during the Ploughshares Peace Parade.  I took several photos during the parade and will create an album in which I will share them.

The father and son didn't know I was taking their photos.  The boy is probably in his mid-40s by now and the Dad is probably close to 70.  Does anyone recognize this man?

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