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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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Can't put a price on sunrises and sunsets

Such beauty to behold and it's all free.  I took this photo yesterday morning from the backdoor step.  The river is all covered with ice and snow, even though, it is still beautiful!!  I can only imagine what the sunrises will be like in the Spring and Summer.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 A picture of the Opera House in Newcastle/Miramichi taken on one rainy evening in 2008.  This theatre was build in the early 1900's.  They are plays and movies. I used to go there as a child for Saturday afternoon matinees.  It had beautiful burgundy velvet curtains that used to open and down would come the screen. It was magical!  Later on, it turned out to be a dance club which housed the following pictures.  If you look closer at the top picture, there is a white spot over the windows.  That is where the owner dropped off to his death 6 or 7 years ago.  He was on the roof fixing something and fell off.  I know it is only a rain drop but there are no others in the picture, just at that spot.  Unfortunally, the Opera House burned to the ground in January, 2010.  Below are pictures of how it was decorated inside, it was like a museum, people from all over used to come just to walk through the 3 storeys of artifacts.





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Monday, January 23, 2012

The beauty in one's own backyard....

 Picture of the back yard overlooking the frozen river, I will attempt to take this exact picture in the summer when the leaves will be on the trees and the river will be open and flowing.
This is just by the back step, the barrel to the left I think housed some plants, I shall discover this in Spring!  So many other things to discover about this place when the Spring and Summer gets here.  We are expecting freezing rain tonight and tomorrow morning, will be a treachous drive into work.  I hope the rain doesn't take all this beautiful snow away!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A snowy wintery scene

 A far away shot as I am getting there.
A closer shot where I am "house sitting" for a year or so.  Behind the house lies the mighty Miramichi River!  I was living in a 2 bedroom apartment, so I took the plunge, packed up and moved in here, do you blame me?  I can hardly wait for Spring to come so I can play in the gardens.  I must admit though, this is a lovely winter shot of the house, it is beautiful and sunny here today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Oh, to be able to shrink myself and live in my dollhouse!!  I built this dollhouse from a kit in 2003. It was called the Bayberry cottage.  It took awhile, even though it was a kit, I had to do some cutting, window frames, door frames,etc.  The windows even go up and down!  I created the hardwood floors from coffee stir sticks, cut them all in odd sizes, glued them down, piece by piece, sanded and stained them.  I had fun decorating.  The last picture is a picture of part of my doll collection before I sold it.  The last picture of the three dolls are costumes I sewed for them.  I believe I still have the one dressed up as an Acadian girl.

In the picture of the livingroom, I photocopied my 3 children's graduation pictures and put them on the wall where along the stairs.  Queen Victoria's portrait is hanging in the kitchen.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Icy conditions

Well, for the second time this month, we have had snow, followed by mild weather and rain, then sub zero weather.  This causes everyone's driveway and yards to be like a skating rink.  We are expecting snow tonight and in the morning, followed again by rain and then cold weather, there is definitely a pattern  forming here...........On the UP side, it was beautiful and sunny today!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Talk Show Host

I have just come home from pretty intensive training to become a Talk Show Host.  Well, the back up to the Talk Show Host that is.  Whenever she can't be there, I will be filling in.  It is going to take some getting used to the ear piece I have to have in my ear to hear when we go for a commercial, etc.  If it means anything, when I did some practicing about coming in at the count of 10 seconds, the controller missed her cue, she said she was too interested in listening and watching me on the monitor.

This is strictly  a volunteer position, just once in awhile.  It will be an adventure which I couldn't pass up, since it was on my "Bucket List" that I had made up when I saw the movie starring Jack Nicolson.  Another thing was to become a red head at least once before I die.  Took me darn near two years to get rid of the color, I thought there for a while I was going to be a redhead until I died.....So wish me luck in my new adventure, will keep you updated on my tribulations and my bloopers!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Well, I went with this photo of my Aunt Sophie Brideau on one of her trips to Rome.  She is wearing a beret, the birds must have like it because she had them eating out of her hands.....this was taken probably in the late forties or early fifties.  She was a nurse, never married, travelled alot.  I am neither one of these, so I guess I didn't take after her.  We used to correspond though back in the '70's, she lived in Montreal and I in New Brunswick.  We corresponded in french which was a feat for me as I used to go to an English school and everything was in English. She did enjoy the letters though, mistakes and all and always answered promptly.  You can see more hats and more at: sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Can One Possibly have a Good Day at Work?

Today was unbeliveably bright.  I guess it is right that the sun is the closest to the earth in January!  I don't know if that was what gave me such a wonderful day at work today.  Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, colleagues, clients, etc..  We were just sort of feeding off one another.

Getting better acquainted with my new surroundings, can't wait for summer!!  There is a big island in the kitchen, wired and full of drawers to store cooking and baking utensils.  Will have to sharpen my cullinary skills...and invite friends over to taste my concoctions.  Will have to step away from the old and tried Acadian fare and try something adventurous while I have the space to do it in, and the space to sit people down.......

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Finally moved in!

Well, last Thursday, I finally moved into the place I will be house sitting for about a year for the new buyers of this lovely waterfront property in the country.  After I am finished here, I shall move back into the city again, looking forward though to lulling around in the screened-in patio in the summertime, watching the boats sailing by and working away in the raised flowerbeds.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Edmond Thériault 1924-2011

It has been quite a month or so, Dad took sick after only being at the Nursing Home eight days.  He had been hospitalized the last 4 weeks.   We lost him on New Year's Eve.  We will miss him.  He leaves behind six children, (3 sons and 3 daughters), many grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, Katie Rose being the youngest at 14 months.