Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Monday, 10 October 2016
Believe it or not, this was my first trip out to Fort Amherst. I have looked at it
so many times from Signal Hill, always thinking I have to take a drive out
over the south side of the harbor and walk up to see the lighthouse.
It was really nice to get to see Signal Hill from Fort Amherst.......
The site is just breath-taking.
There are some homes there--right up on the hill, to your right, as
you walk up to the lighthouse. As I huffed and puffed up the steady slope to the
site, I saw a beautiful elderly lady, her husband (I assumed)
descending a very long, steep set of steps from a house.
They were getting into their vehicle as I walked by.
We chatted and I asked how long they lived there.
The lady replied that she was born there and had lived there her entire life!
I asked about the steep steps and the high winds....she laughed and said you get used to it.
Here are a couple shots of the lighthouse site from the parking area......
Once I got up to lighthouse site, it was well worth the trek.
It was a lovely fall day with a soft breeze.
Here is another shot of Cabot Tower, on Signal Hill, from Fort Amherst.
Below is a photo of the winch that was used to hoist
materials to build the lighthouse.
There was a very interesting story-board on the site as well...
It is amazing, to just turn around when you are standing on this site, to see this----the most
outer edge of St. John's harbor...
Friday, 23 September 2016
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
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!!