Tuesday, January 29, 2008


So lately, with all the snowmobile traffic, Pouch Cove has sounded like Toronto when the Indy is in town. I am exaggerating only slightly. Today it rained all morning and turned the deep snow to mush. After the rain I made my way outside intending to go for a short walk but the need to revel in the rare silence drew me up into the hills above town. I made my way up a trail I had not explored before, past this lake I had not seen before.

In an area recently logged, up a hill, in the crevasse of a rock; these wonders. They are lichen I have not identified yet, they seem to be fruiting; funny thing to do this time of year.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008


In the blizzard, we play fetch.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel

Its going to sound dramatic but I do feel like I can see the other end of this winter now. For a while it felt like it was just dark and cold all the time. Now the days are getting longer, the sun comes out more often and things are looking very hopeful indeed. I am working on some new paintings I am very excited about; but I'll show those later. Here's some recent pics of outside.
This was the view from our bedroom window this morning.

This was along the morning walk.

This is a shot G took of the frost on the window when we were in deep freeze earlier this week. There was frost covering almost all our windows, we could hardly see out. It doesn't usually get so cold here; I've heard the terms 'record breaking cold winter' and 'record breaking snowfall' used quite a few times this year.

The back of our house yesterday, I just love the formal properties of this shot.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Here's a nice little night shot. Check out Atlantic Time for more night studies, we post every Monday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I've been out exploring the night for my other blog Atlantic Time which has produced this offshoot; its probing the darkness. I have been facing the darkness; both literally and metaphorically. This is one of the shots from what I think will be a separate body of work from what I am doing in AT.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Website design

Hey, I just finished designing/building a site for artist Catherine Beaudette, go look: catherinebeaudette.com
I enjoy design work, if you need a website or know someone who does; give me a shout aleks.rdest@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Mmmm snow

Lots of snow. Its snowing now. Here's a pic from a walk in the hills behind Pouch Cove.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Iceberg ice

When the icebergs were about, we attended a party; the hosts of that party had just returned from a boating trip on which they picked up some small chunks which had calved off the iceberg, chopped those up and were serving it in drinks. Everyone thought it was pretty neato to have 10,000 year old ice in our drinks; as we were leaving they insisted we take some home with us. This is one piece of that ice photographed on our coffee table.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Coast Drive

Sunny days this time of year are rare and spectacular. Here are some pics from a recent drive along the coast.Flatrock

Middle Cove Beach

Middle Cove Beach from above (above and below)

St. John's harbour