Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Smiley Shayo

Shayo kept rocking, and I kept blurring the photo. Tony was the only steady hand around and took this shot Monday night as we all became photo happy.

Don of the Puzzle Mafia

Peter gave this puzzle to Gramie for Christmas 2005. And everyone has been wokring on it since. It was really Shayo who gained the most progrees on it this weekend. But Zeb was responsible for finding pieces under the heater, and Gramie was the crucial cheering section.

Matt and Zeb on a Couch

The living room was a lazy scene of reading, puzzling and watching the National when Matt arrived to pick up Josh.

Kuna Husks Corn

This organic corn was picked, purchased, husked, cooked and eaten on Sunday, and it was tasty!

Chatty Gramie

Josh and Zeb on a Couch

Josh and Zeb on Gramie's couch.

Sam and Peaches

Sam Flanagan was hanging out at Gramie's on Sunday evening, when Matt came to pick up Josh.

Grand Army of the Republic

Route 15 in Vermont is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, which seemed like a misnomer as it wound lazily through fields, farms and small cute villages selling antiques.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

More from Cape Breton

Camp Tony in Cheticamp. This one's for Shayo who is rumoured to be envious of the camping life. He's preparing a pancake breakfast.

We saw these black bears on the side of the road, in the park, between Cheticamp and La Grande Falaise. The mother is reacting to the cars pulling over on her side of the road, and people getting out. Otherwise, she didn't mind. They're busy turning over rocks, looking for things to eat, I think.

View of a house Tony and I liked, on La Petit Etang, just north of Cheticamp. Note the details of the roof. Eventually, we lost count of the number of houses in Cheticamp and surrounding area with that kind of roof.

Crofter's Hut

This is a replica of a Scottish crofter's hut. The guy who bequeathed the land for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park required that a replica be built like the one in Skye, Scotland. Skye, is where many of the Scots came from who settled in the area that is now the Cape Breton Highlands. It's pretty dark and dank inside. On the left, there is no wall. Apparently that's where you would herd in your animals and make a peat wall, for bad weather.

Windblown at La Petit Etang

This was a convenient sod finger just begging for someone to run and stand on it. In retropsect, I should have a frock with extra fabric to blow around with.

Tony and his Ancestral Street Sign

Here's Tony in Cheticamp. We're pulled over on the Cabot Trail, heading south. This is the third of three photos where I'm trying to get him to smile.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cape Breton

Tony and I spent an extended weekend camping in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

The top image is La Grande Falaise. The cliff is covered in scree and looks like it could fall down on you while you're on the road. We're viewing it from La Petit Etang, a beach.

The second photo is from French Mountain, but I don't know what this mountain is called. We're standing at a curve in the road, hugginh French Mountain, looking into a free fall to the valley below.

I'm not sure where the third photo is taken from, but it looks typical of the Western side.