Sunday, June 22, 2008

Topsail Falls - Bridal Veil


This beautiful falls near St.John's was photographed by Robert Edwards Holloway in the early 1920's. In those days the citizens of St.John's would picnic at the falls and the site was regarded as one of the seven wonders of Newfoundland.

To see his photograph on the 24 cent Newfoundland stamp issued in 1924, click here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dwarf Columbine on a Wednesday Evening

Columbines belong to the genus Aquilegia. The name is derived from the Latin aquila which means eagle, a possible reference to the hooked spurs of some species appearing like the claws of that bird. Columbines are members of the Buttercup Family.

For an intimate closeup of the dwarf columbine click here !

Monday, June 09, 2008

Witless Bay Zodiac Trip


On Saturday evening I met four of my Flickr friends, all avid photographers, and spent the evening on a photo shoot. We left Witless Bay Harbor by zodiac and soon were surrounded by icebergs, puffins, murres , kittiwakes, gulls and even a pair of nesting bald eagles. Here we are on the wharf at the end of that wonderful trip. Left to right: Litehouseman, yours truly - Tomcod, Allison S. George, Sulfite and Photonick2007. Of course, these names are only our Flicker monikers. If you would like to see some images from the trip, look us up on Flicker.com.