Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shortbread cookies

Yesterday was a day that the wind was cold and the sun was just a dim glow in a dark sky. After a short walk down the road to the ballfield and back, it felt like a good day to do a bit of holiday baking before the kids come home for Christmas. There's still so much to do, but it just wouldn't feel like Christmas without a batch of good shortbread cookies...  
 




Saturday, November 17, 2012

Look who wants (to come) out of the closet!

Look who wants out of the closet... yes the time has come again, when about half of what fills my upstairs closet comes out and comes back to life in every room of the house. On Sunday December 2, 2012 with the  Christmas Daddies Telethon playing on CTV in the background, will be a good time to start the decorating. So until then (only a couple of weeks away), the magic of the Holiday Season will remain undisturbed in the closet...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Come and visit Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island

Come and visit Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island

Friday, August 31, 2012

East view camera is back up!


Here it is once again, the east view webcam is back up on the Cape Breton Living website. It's been a few months since the east view camera was last seen on the website, but the west view camera has been faithfully keeping updated  shots 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Remember that if you would like to see the webcams in a slightly larger image, click on the link to streaming camera or on the image itself and it will bring you to a page where the image is larger and refreshes automatically every 5 seconds.  So enjoy the views and hope you come back often to check out what the weather might bring in this part of the world, on the south east shore of Cape Breton Island!  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dear Photograph


Dear Photograph,
Back in the days when the lawn didn’t get mowed and time was moving slowly, we would just sit in the tall grass, full of clover enjoying the Nova Scotia breeze. Fifty years later, that same young lad is now mowing the same lawn that once brought him and I so much pleasure, just from sitting there, relaxed and carefree, among all the clover.

My "picture of a picture of the past in the present" was selected on July 8, 2012. You can check it out, among all the other archived pictures on the Dear Photograph website: http://dearphotograph.com/
Love this idea!

There is also Dear Photograph the Book, a visual treat of 256-pages, that would sit nicely on  any coffee table. It's been available since May 2012.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cape Breton - 33 Highway Photos

I have gathered some of my photos, the ones that were taken from the highways across Cape Breton during summer months where the grass is green and the weather is warm. If you are somewhat familiar with the island, you'll most likely know the location of each photo. If you're not familiar with the island, this is a quick trip around, enough to get a feel of Cape Breton Island while driving through on some of the main highways. Of course it doesn't cover all of the spectacular drives and sights, but another post of Autumn Highway Pics might be in the making. For now I hope you enjoy this drive across Cape Breton Island via The Canso Causeway, Route 19, The Cabot Trail and  Highway 4... 
   
































Friday, May 25, 2012

Oh, those dandelions

There is something about dandelions, no matter how some of us might loathe them, they can still brighten up a field. They're so bright, you'd think they would glow in the dark. The Cape Breton Living Webcam (photo below) shows the dandelions appearing like sunny yellow buttons dotting the green grass in the field. I suppose it won't be long now  this little yellow flower (or weed) will turn into seed and we'll be blowing the seeds into the wind and making a wish...
 





Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reg's Garden

So now that springtime is here I'm looking forward to warmer and brighter days of summer. It's time to change the cool winter theme of my screensaver to a warm summer theme. I have in a folder on my computer, 187 colourful photos of flowers and garden life. Perfect for a screensaver. This garden (Reg's garden) is where we got these wonderful photos and it's a sin to have them just sitting in a folder somewhere on my computer's hard drive. What a great way to bring them back to life! This set of photos is from last August 2011 and taken in my neighbour's back yard in L'Ardoise.  Thanks Reg for the walk in your garden...