Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Color Changes, mosses, bogs, and Campobello cobbles

We are beginning seasonal color change here in the Canadian Maritimes.  The first place it become very evident is in Eagle Hill Bog which has lots of color now.  We visited on a foggy day which makes the colors glow and the tamaracks (larches) which are deciduous conifers which seems like an oxymoron.  They provided a wonderful backdrop to the scene as they were just beginning to lose their green color.  I went to take pictures of spider webs with moisture drops, but was rewarded with so much more subject matter.

Campobello Island Cobbles
one image can give 1000's of different kaleidoscopes

Grew lots of sunflowers this summer and the bees are appreciated them now!
This will be my last blog entry before the cross country trip begins.  I have house painting and landscaping chores to complete now!  Our houses in Lubec, Maine (128,000) and Campobello Island, NB (199,000) did not find their new owners this year, but 2016 will hopefully be the year of changes for us.  We will be moving next door on Campobello Island into the BARN once the houses are sold...! If you are looking for your next great place, contact me for details...

Friday, September 11, 2015

End of summer flowers poppies and sunflowers

My Dad this year said he wanted to decrease the size of his vegetable garden so we decided to grow a few rows of sunflowers.  Grow they did to over 8 feet tall before they began to flower!  Finally they have flowered as are the poppies we grew from seed sewn in early June.  The dahlias, white and purple asters and phlox are also very beautiful, but many of the other flowers seem to have past their prime as we begin to head into Fall here in the Maritimes and Downeast Maine.

As we have reached the end of our season for both Galleries, I took the opportunity to vacation in place and toured the West Quoddy Light House and also took a whale watch on the Tarquin on Labor Day.

Ironwork on stairs in the West Quoddy Lighthouse

West Quoddy Windows

West Quoddy Light

West Quoddy Light Ceiling Ironwork

West Quoddy Gargoyles