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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An old shed with daisies

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sepia Saturday 201

This week, the prompt is houses.  I have selected a few from around here (Miramichi) and around the Atlantic provinces, also including Quebec.  I will start with a couple of stately homes here in Miramichi.  They are still standing, I remember going by them as a young girl, still like to see them as I drive by now.



And of course, there was the house I was brought up in, not as grand, that's for sure, but a lot of good memories there.


Then there is this old house I happened upon on a trip to Miscou Island, a little island just off North Eastern New Brunswick.  There must be a lot of stories that could come out of this house....


This is an old sugar shack, belonged to Uncle Albert from Kamouraska county in Northern Quebec.  I have made a few visits during maple syrup time in the Spring, yum yum, can still taste it now...


These were the maples behind the sugar shack.

Well, be it ever so humble, there is no place like home!!!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SepiaSaturday, October 12, 2013

This steamboat traveled from Newcastle to Chatham, New Brunswick (which is known as just plain Miramichi) in the late 1800's.  It was a work boat in the daytime loaded down with tons of lumber from the Cunard and Rankin lumber kings, and an entertainment boat by night, with music, food, and dancing, and just a wee bit of drink..........  It would go down the Miramichi River to Chatham and come back to port upriver at Newcastle in the wee hours just in time to start hauling lumber again.  Local singers, Connie and Paul composed and sang a song about the Alexandra's travels.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Memories are not always picture perfect.......

I searched my albums and came up with these pictures.

 My first communion, 1957, I seem to be a little in the dark....LOl
 My graduation picture, unlike the first picture, my face now seems to be in the dark....
 This picture is of my son, David and my daughter, Tina.  Their grandfather, Willie carried this photo in his wallet for years.  Of course, I would like to think it was because they were his beloved grandchildren, but on the back of this picture (below picture) was our then Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau's autograph, Willie was a staunch liberal all his life!

My aunt Bertha's wedding, (1958), here she is pictured with my Mom.  Aunt Bertha and Uncle Fred celebrated their 55th anniversary this past June, and she was able to fit in her wedding dress, amazing!  I believe I had outgrown mine in the space of 10 years or so. Looking at this picture, I notice Dad was particular about rain getting on the hydro meters on the side of the house, he made a little roof over them, LOL.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall colors on the Miramichi

The Fall colors are coming in.  We had a lot of rain lately and I find that the colors are not as bright as they could be.  I see this on my way home everyday, it is nice and colorful!  Hope to see more colors this weekend.

Shadows Thursdays

This is a picture I took in the mid '90's with my SLR camera.  You can just barely make out the rose at the bottom of the cup.