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Food

Earth cake

My first attempt at reproducing the globe  inside and out…

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Travel

Another trip story!

It is with some delay that I finally posted the story of my cruise down the St Lawrence river, up the Saguenay and around the Maritimes before heading south along the  Atlantic coast. This was done in the fall as those cruises usually are, to take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage. Unfortunately this can […]

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Nature Travel

Space coast 2015

I  was back in Florida again this year and, as always, tried my hand at shooting pelicans in flight…I am pretty happy with the results!         Even if the temperature was on the cool side, I had the BEST day! First of all I managed to find my way to the Merritt […]

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Nature Travel

Hogepodge sightings

To conclude my nature discoveries I will include  photos of two of the numerous  and very entertaining crabs that spent their days digging holes in the sand.   And this one “new” (to me) bird. He seems to be wearing camouflage gear.   I will conclude with one of my beloved pelicans hovering over the […]

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Nature Travel

Turtles!!!!!

I thought the bioluminescence would be the highlight of my trip….little did I know that I would get to witness something I hade been looking for for years. As I was returning from my morning walk on the beach, I noticed a man  studying the sand intently and writing in a note book. I walked […]

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Nature Travel

Bioluminescence

Yesterday I had the  most amazing experience ever! I went kayacking at sunset on the Indian River in Cape Canaveral… saw plenty of manatees…saw the sun go down and the moon light up….I also saw plenty of lightning bolts on the horizon but what was unexpected was the bioluminescence phenomenon!!! As darkness took over I […]

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Travel

How the west was won!

Have you ever thought of the Klondike Gold Rush? Well I had never given it much thought. I had however always wanted to visit Alaska. I dreamt of seeing those huge icebergs crumbling in front of my eyes in a thundering splash. I had heard of rivers overflowing with salmon, and all kinds of wild […]

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Nature

Gardenia

Last April I purchased a gardenia plant covered in blooms. I was hoping for an  Easter flowering. I waited and waited. Those blooms were big, round, shining green. But what looked like a promise soon started looking like plastic fakes. In disgust I brought the plant outside as soon as the weather permitted and proceeded […]

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Food

Garden cake

Summer as sketchy as it is…is here so it is time to make my garden cake

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General Nature

Sugaring off time

Spring has been slow to come, as has the maple sap. Yet the sugar shacks have started operating, mostly for fun.