Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sending out 2012 with a cold

Well, I have been home sick (nasty cold) for the last couple of days, will attempt to go in to work today (Saturday) for a few hours to try and catch up.  I even shopped at late hours to avoid the crowds and mostly left my gloves on, but still managed to get a cold, ugh.

On the bright side, I am starting to put Christmas Decor away.  Also coming across boxes I have yet to unpack, finding things I haven't seen for awhile.  Looking forward to getting back to "normal", having housesat a beautiful waterfront home for a year wasn't my "norm".  I had my stuff in storage for all that time.  Glad to be where I can hang my hat wherever I feel and please, this is my new abode now.

I am also looking forward to doing some gardening in the Spring.  I still have some scarlet runner beans left over from my second last move, they should grow....I have planted them before,and they have grown from being in a brown bag for a couple of years!!  The picture above shows a bit of scarlet runners starting to creep up the deck.  They hide a multitude of flaws......

Also looking forward to going to Vancouver for Easter to visit with my son, his wife, and my little two year old grandaughter.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas has arrived in Miramichi, NB 2012



 
Well, Christmas has finally arrived, it has been quite a year for me, I am just about all settled in my new abode.  Moving, unpacking, getting ready for Christmas has been a little hectic.  One thing I will find, once all the Christmas decorations are put away, my little place will look huge!!
 
Merry Christmas to all and have a very Happy New Year!!  Rose.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SepiaSaturday, November 17,, 2012



I had no old snaps but came across this one of my grandaughter, who at the time, was not even two years old, flipping through the pages of a magazine.  Her mother was in the other room and thought she was exceptionally quiet while she was having a snack.  She peeked around the corner and saw Katie Rose flipping through the pages and seemed very interested in what she was looking at.  Her mother and father are avid readers, so I guess it robbed off on her.

Look up http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com for more interesting photos.  Happy SepiaSaturday everyone!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

SepiaSaturday, November 3, 2012



This is a picture of a baseball team from Boiestown, New Brunswick, Canada.  Boiestown is the geographical center of the province of New Brunswick. It boasts a lumberman museum, complete with a little train that takes you in and around the woods.  I found these men looking pretty gallant in their suits, obviously they did not dress like this to play ball. People took "picture taking" quite serious back then!!! For more variety and interesting pictures, go to http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chic Fashions from the 1920's

 
I went with women's fashion for this week's SepiaSaturday.

 
This were pictures I took at a museum in Vancouver last April.  The ones I have included here are mainly in the 1920's.

 
When I look at the post for this week, I can't help but wonder how well off the women were that were able to purchase these beautiful dresses, not like that poor lady by the cardboard hut in the picture.

 
Mostly the creations are from the States, but this lone entry in a polka dot dress designed in Vancouver in the '20's.

 
Any of these stylish dresses could be worn today, they are classics.

 
Such elegance, wish we would go back to wearing such chic fashions nowadays.
 
For more entries that could include almost anything your heart desires, go to

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Can't believe I am back in Canada, trip over

 
I will start to post some pictures of my trip to London, Amsterdam, Black Forrest, Heidelburg, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Paris, France in the next couple of days.  We had relatively lovely weather, it rained on the last day of our bus tour, we were walking the streets of Paris so didn't mind so much, there was so much to look at, ♫♫ I love Paris in the sunshine, I love Paris in the rain....♫♫
 
 
 
Dawn, my best friend and I took this trip, it is a trip of a lifetime for me, I really enjoyed the sights and sounds.  This, of course, is the London Eye which we got on at just about dusk, thus getting daylight and nightime advantages.

 
This is a typical London cab, one like this took us from Harrod's to The Savoy, not a very long distance, it seemed like we were going around in circles and was charge 14.50 pounds, I thought this was way too expensive!!!!
 
 
Visited the Sherlock Holmes Pub, had tradional Fish and Chips.

 
Also had a brew called Stella Artois, the place was like a museum, lot of Sherlock Holmes artifacts.

 
We had afternoon tea at The Savoy, what a classy place, was one of my favorite stops.

 
This portrait hung in the foyer of the women's washroom in The Savoy, if I ever go there again, I would like to dress up to the nines instead of tourist gear.......

Well, that is all for my installment of pictures, will post more as the days go by of the others places I visited during my Trafalgar Tour, which may I add, was exquisive, both the Tour Director, Emile and the suberb driving of the bus driver, Tomo, kudos to both!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What are bubbles?

I took this picture this summer of my grand daughter, Katie Rose.  She was outside on the deck intently watching her cousins playing with a bubble wand, making all kinds of bubbles.  This was new to her and she is really studying the whole affair.  I was sitting inside in front of a screened window.  I took the picture anyway, I wanted to capture the look on her face.  It is one of my favorite pictures of Katie Rose.  It is so exciting to see little ones discover what we take for granted.

She has since mastered the art of making bubbles, it is one of her favorite past times!  She and their 14 year old "Sheltie" chase bubbles all around their deck now.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cartoon postcard



I couldn't exactly find a postcard or picture with a dog, but I figured bones and brains are both part of our bodies, so I went with this cartoony postcard.  The back of it is post marked 1918.

Enjoy many more fun pictures by going to sepiasaturday, http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Peacemaker Tall Ship sails up the river



The tall ship, Peacemaker from USA docked at Station Wharf, Chatham/Miramichi last Wednesday. It is class A which is the largest class of tall ships.

Tours were being given, it was slated to leave today, but the crew has decided to stay a few more days. 

This marks the 15th anniversary of Tall Ships docking here, it all started with The Bounty 15 years ago.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

55th Miramichi Folksong Festival August 2012

It is that time of the year again, the 55th Miramichi Folksong Festival got underway on Sunday with an outdoor Gospel concert followed the next morning with a hearty breakfast of hash browns, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and tea/coffee with a generous dose of downeast music!!!!

The days are filled with music at the luncheons and evenings with the concert with a full slate of performers hailing from Ireland, Scotland, Texas, Maine to name a few.



Pictures here below the billboard for the Festival is Gerry Roberts and his wife, Brenda from Ireland.  Gerry is a superb guitar player and a marvelous singer.



Next, we have Ian Craig from Edinburgh,great performer!



I was fortunate enough to get my picture taken with Gerry and Brenda Roberts.



Another darling of the Festival is one of our own, Melanie Ross Breen!

I volunteer (along with countless others) every year.  It is a great pleasure to volunteer for the Director of the Festival, Susan Butler, who just lately received a docturate at St. Thomas University of Fredericton to go along many more achievements including the Order of Canada and of New Brunswick, just a spirited, energetic person!!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Housesitting does have its advantages


This was a pretty sailboat going upriver, I took this picture from the back yard.  I am really enjoying this housesitting project.


A couple of days after, this oil tanker was going upriver, it made not a sound or even a slight ripple, if I hadn't been looking out the window, I would have missed it.


One day, a limosine came and picked me up along with my colleagues for a fun day of music and shopping in some communities downriver.  It was a fun day which we have once a year, last year, we took a cruise up and down  the river and went to a great hotel for dessert.  All compliments of Remax, the company I work for, wouldn't you like to work for Remax??  The chaffeur, who was dressed up in a tuxedo got out and opened the door for all of us, it was so much fun, we left in the morning and arrived back after supper at a wonderful restaurant!  I bought a pair of red sandals with a circle for a heel, real neat.  I wonder how we top that off next year!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not exactly sure if sailboat races are included in Olympics, but I chose this picture taken locally on the mighty Miramichi River.  The river was used for logging ships, at one time I am told that "there were so many tall ships on the river that you could step from one to the other from one side of the river to the other side".   Well, maybe there was a bit of "tall tales" there, but it could have been true!!  The river was known for its ship building, the famous Cunard lines originated from here, and the Rankins.  At one time, there was a little feud going on between these two men.......

For more pictures, stop by http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com on Saturday, July 28th.  Happy Sepia Saturday everyone!!

Spring shot of the backyard


I am still house sitting at this gorgeous waterfront house.  I took a winter scene of the empty barrel covered with snow, here is a spring shot. 


Every weekend, when I get to stay home and not go to work, I feel like I am on a vacation.  I sit on the back terrace in the morning at my bistro set and drink tea while the sun beams down on me.  Later in the day, I move around to the back of the house in the screened in veranda.

I think when I retire, I may do some more of this house sitting, I will get to stay in such interesting places!!  Hope everyone is having a grand summer or winter depending where you are situated.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What a difference one day makes

It all started around supper time on Monday evening, big dark and angry clouds drifted ever so slowly over the house and over the river.  I thought there for awhile, we were going to get a tornado.  To say the least I was scared, but luckily, the thunder wasn't all that bad and it didn't for long.



The following evening, Tuesday, (last night), the sky gave me such a beautiful and serene sunset, I like the beams from the sun peeking out just behind the clouds.


The yellow clouds here looked like a big light bulb, what a sight!!


If you look closely enough, you can see a bird in flight in the middle of the picture.  The formation only lasted a minute or two, glad I was able to capture it with my camera.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blogspot woes

For the past while I have been having trouble with my blog and signing in, etc. hoping those troubles are over!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My sepiasaturday, May 12th entry.

For Sepiasaturday, May 12th, I chose to feature Fraiche's kitchen (Vancouver, BC) where my son is doing his apprenticeship for Chef.  He was so busy in the kitchen, he didn't even notice I had taken his picture.  The following pictures are what I partook for lunch during my trip to BC.  Starting with the bite size rolls, I moved on to an arugula salad, grilled halibut, followed by a simply delicious dessert, creme brule.

For more delicious pictures, tune in to http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com on or about May 12, 2012!!!





My first (but not last) visit to the West Coast, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Taken through the airplane window, the Canadian Rockies, what gigantic mountains!!

 The object of my visit to Vancouver, my 18 month old grandaughter, Katie Rose!!!

This is called "rock balancing".  People gather rocks and try many before they will perfectly balance.  This picture was taken at Ambleside, Vancouver.

There was a display at the Museum of Vancouver called "Chic Fashions".  This was early and late 1920's and 1930's.  Beautiful gowns, (and there were many)!, I could have stayed there all day!!

I was thrilled beyond words when I spied this in the "History of Vancouver".  They are called white bucks and saddle shoes and I wore this kind when I was in elementary school in mid '50's.  I remember taking out the white shoe polish and making sure that the white was kept white, (except in a class photo where my whites didn't seem to be too white).

Of course, we visited the restaurant, "Fraiche" in West Vancouver where my son is doing his Chef apprenticeship.  Good food, good service!  I had an arugula salad followed by grilled halibut, and creme brule for dessert......yum yum.

While I was there, it was cherry blossom time, what a glorious sight  we witnessed as we went up and down streets!
Deep Cove in North Vancouver, I fell in love with this little cove, so picturesque and tranquil.

Of course, I took over 500 pictures, but thought I had better just post a few.  Besides, I will have to save some space for my next visit to the West Coast.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vancouver BC, here I come

Well, I will finally travel futher than Toronto by plane, I am going to BC for a few days to visit with my son and his family.  Counting the sleeps.  Plane leaves bright and early Saturday morning.  That's the first big trip for me this year.  In the Fall, I am going to Paris for a week.  Too soon to count the sleeps for that.  Hope to have a day trip to London, England in that week!!  Know of any good pubs to go to?  My friend, Eleanor and I want to visit a good English Pub!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Imagine...on the front lawn


Now, I know these birds as the Canada Geese.  They have chosen to stay awhile with me.  They come every morning and evening.  They feed off insects on the lawn, they get to swim around on the Miramichi River.  Life is certainly good for them as I don't want to hunt them, I just enjoy their visits everyday.  I have a feeling I will luck into alot of other nature episodes while I am housesitting here.  Different seasons bring on different sights.  This past winter saw alot of snowmobilers on the river.  This summer will see a lot of sailboats and fishing ships.   Maybe the occasional salmon jumping out of the water.  What a great opportunity for photographs!!

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