Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Snap

This sunset was taken at Deer Lake, Newfoundland. If we hadn't taken a wrong turn to get to our motel we would have been up in our room unpacking and missed the whole thing.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing with Hydrangeas

I took this hydrangea photo at an arboretum here on Long Island a few years ago. I decided that I had to play around with special effects and these were the result.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - Scenery

These are just a few pictures I took along the Trans Canada Highway between Deer Lake and Norris Point,  a small village on the shore of Bonne Bay.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Snap

This was taken today at the Centennial Gardens in Floral Park, NY, here on Long Island.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Just a couple of pictures of Paul and I with our favorite planes at the Aviation Museum in Gander. It's an interesting museum right on the Trans Canada Highway, so it's easy to get to.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - Gander

Gander will be remembered by many in the international aviation community for the outpouring of hospitality to all those air passengers who were forced to land there immediately after 9/11. It is a town of a little under 10,000 inhabitants, that, with the help of surrounding towns and villages, took in and cared for almost 7,000 stranded people. I met a lady who recalled how her congregation opened the church kitchen and just started cooking and serving meals. People brought in extra food from home to help keep the kitchen supplied. 

But before 9/11 there was another event which is remembered there. The Silent Witness Memorial is located just south of Gander.  It's dedicated to the 256 service personnel and crew of  Arrow Air Flight 1285, which crashed on December 12, 1985. Most of the passengers were members of the 101st Airborne Division, US Army, who were returning from a peace keeping mission in the Middle East to their base in Fort Campbell, KY. The plane crashed about 3,000 feet from the end of the runway in the woods on the hillside overlooking Gander Lake.

The Memorial is located at the crash site. 256 trees were planted to bear silent witnesses of the tragedy.  There is  a sculpture of an American soldier holding the hands of two children on a rock outcropping facing in the direction of Fort Campbell where, I have heard, there is a another sculpture facing back toward the crash site. Gander is a special place. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Snap

Something for Autumn: a pumpkin patch in the mountains. This was taken south of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hawaiian Rooster

I just finished this little rooster yesterday. I used a photograph I had taken on Kaua'i for my model. There are a great many feral chickens on the island and they come looking for crumbs just like the pigeons do here on the mainland.

The drawing is 8" X 8" on La Carte Pastel paper by Sennelier. I am keeping the original because Paul likes it but I'm selling digital prints in my shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - Terra Nova National Park

I have shown you a few of the towns but now it's time to see a bit of the wilderness. These photos were all taken in Terra Nova NP which is on the east coast of Newfoundland.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The New Cycle has Arrived

I drove it out of the show room this afternoon and discovered a whole new world on the way home. Little kids waved at me; drivers smiled and let me have the right-of-way; people waking said hello. But enough of the small talk, here are the pictures.

Yes, the tricycle is lilac.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - Salvage

Just north of Terra Nova is Rte. 310 which goes east from the Trans Canada Highway along the Eastport Peninsula to Bonavista Bay. There at the end of the road is the little fishing village of Salvage. (The 'vage' part of the name rhymes with 'cage'.) It was voted one of the prettiest towns in Canada. It has a population of just over 200.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Newfoundland Journal - Arnold's Cove

Arnold's Cove is a small fishing village in south eastern Newfoundland. We stopped there on our way north to Eastport just to stretch our legs and stayed for almost an hour to take pictures and enjoy the view. 

The cove was surrounded by private fishing shacks where fishing and boating equipment was kept.

Below are the commercial fishing boats both company and individually owned.

The blue and yellow boats belong to the Canadian Coast Guard which has a station in the cove.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau