Friday, 23 September 2016

St. John's harbour

Last Sunday morning, we decided to take a walk in the downtown area of St. John's. 
We started our stroll about on the south side, as I wanted to get some shots of 
the narrows and the city.  

Well, guess what---it started to rain! 

I did manage to get a few pictures of the narrows before we had to take cover in the truck...........

As we started to drive back in towards the city, the rain held a little.

 Such a pretty mix of the colors on the old row houses, with the majestic Basilica as a backdrop.


I wonder what people think as they see the city for the first time, from the deck of one 
of the many cruise ships that come in here every year.  


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Pickling time again!!

This year was awesome for growing,both in the greenhouse and outside.  
After last summer, I guess it wouldn't take much to impress us.  
On a serious note though, we had a great summer.

Hubby tried several plants in the outside beds.  
He had a great success with the yellow and green beans.....

We LOVE dill beans!!  I posted my recipe and a few photos back in April 2012.  
Click here to view that post and get recipe.

If you like dill, this recipe is awesome.

These beans stay crunchy and are great as a snack, as part of an appetizer tray or a side 
with your favorite meal....YUMMY!!


Sunday, 21 August 2016

First trip to Mad Rock!!

Yesterday, we met up with a group of our friends in Spaniard's Bay, and drove over to an area known as Mad Rock.  I had actually only just learned of the area, so we planned a day trip, to check it out.

The whole area is breath-taking, but when we got right out to the coast and could see the rugged shoreline, it was obvious why it is called Mad Rock----Just Beautiful!!!!

The large birds are cormorants.
They are a coastal bird and nest in colonies along the rugged shoreline.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Batter late than Never!

Every morning, I get up a little earlier than required, so I can enjoy a big mug of coffee while checking the forecast, local news, and check in on my favorite Blogs.  This morning, I noticed that John at The AC is On, had mentioned that Thursday was Good Fences Day,on Blogger.

So I scrambled to pull up a few of my many fence photos.  Anyone who has been following my blog will know that I love fences, so here's just a few.........

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Night at Gambo Pond

We took a little road trip this past weekend and had Saturday night at 
Gambo Pond with our dear friends.

We did a little boating, a little fishing, lots of eating and relaxing.  
I forgot my camera, so all these photos were taken on my phone.....
quality is not great, but you'll get the picture...te he!! 

I'll let the photos do the talking.....

Sharon loves to mix up fancy drinks!!  The glass on the far left is for
hubby (not a fan of fruit cocktails)

Dave's has many specialties, but his smoked salmon 
ranks very close to the top....mmm!!

We put up a Chinese lantern when we came back from our boat ride......

  and then topped off the night with a beach fire.