Monday, October 31, 2011

The Birds?

There is always something happening on our beach. Last Friday and Saturday there were hundreds, maybe even thousands of dead Atlantic Saury on the beach.  The  Saury, a silver needle fish,  generally migrate south at the first sign of Fall and we think they got caught in the bay when the cold front came in.  I was worried that before too long the smell would be horrid but the ever present seagulls had a veritable feast!

Though the day started cold and grey, by the afternoon the sun started to peek through the clouds giving an interesting atmospheric effect.

Happy Halloween! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

All In a Dream

Living with cancer, whether you have it or your loved one has it, is a surreal experience. Everything about it feels like a dream, from the emotional aspect that seems to intensify every feeling, to the medical world of hospitals (George was in hospital for five weeks), to the chemotherapy and the aftermath, to the total disruption of normal life and the amazing outpouring of love and support from family and friends. It is just all so strange! Luckily for us, George is responding really well to treatments and he is one of the lucky few who is able to gain some strength between the chemo cycles. So yes, cancer is our main focus for now, but it isn't the only thing going and we are moving forward ever so slowly, back to our projects, back to our art, back to our lives. Understandably I have only taken my camera out a couple of times in the past few months and even then the images felt dreamlike to me. The last day in September I saw a bunch of bees hanging out on the same flower. They were moving in slow motion and I was able to get some interesting macro shots.
These bees really caught my curiosity... what is this guy doing upside down? He stayed like that ever so long. And this moose, she was seen inside the city limits of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the back yard of our good friends, Donna and Kevin. She didn't seem too
concerned that there were people around and it was only my healthy respect for her size that kept me from getting closer to her.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your continued love and support. Your prayers, positive energy and healing thoughts have been a tremendous help to George and I.