Electric no more

Bits and pieces.

Bits and pieces.

I have not had my camera out for months so went down a nearby road to relearn the controls. Lots of downed fencing…thanks to snow plows and neglect. The first four photos are around a field that hasn’t held cattle for several years.

Tangled in the fencing Ross Road, Vernon Bridge mid-April

Tangled in the fencing: Ross Road, Vernon Bridge, mid-April

Knocked over by a plow; Ross Road, Vernon Bridge.

Knocked over by a plow; Ross Road, Vernon Bridge.

End of the line. Vernon Bridge mid-April

End of the line. Ross Road, Vernon Bridge,mid-April

The last one is at the corner of a horse paddock where they intentionally dropped the wires for the winter and will put them back up when they bring the horses back from their winter barn.

A place to park your recycling - Vernon Bridge mid-April

A place to park your recycling – Vernon Bridge mid-April

I’ll be taking a two month break from Wordpress, except for a few pre-scheduled posts about Cuba.  I will also take a break from looking and commenting on other people’s blogs. We’ll be on vacation, attending a graduation, and doing some major downsizing and work around our house.  Thanks to all my followers and friends. I will be back.

Mi’kmaq Legends on Stage

Mi'kmaq Legends: Rabbit

Mi’kmaq Legends: Rabbit

The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors staged several legends as part of their appearance at the 2016 PEI Community Theatre Festival. Through story, song, and dance they provided a taste of the colourful heritage of the native people of Abegweit. (Abegweit is the Mi’kmaq name of Prince Edward Island.)

One of the legends was “Rabbit” (above)

Another of the stories was “Dancing Boy” where a son tries to learn skills from his father.

Mi'kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

Mi’kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

Mi'kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

Mi’kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

Mi'kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

Mi’kmaq Legends: Dancing Boy

I’m not sure which legends these photos belong with, but they are among my favourite shots from their presentation.

Mi'kmaq Legends

Mi’kmaq Legends

Mi'kmaq Legends

Mi’kmaq Legends

Mi'kmaq Legends

Mi’kmaq Legends

This is the fourth in a series of six Theatre Thursdays about the plays staged at the PEI Community Theatre Festival.

Starlings in Snow

Early in the new year, I wandered out to our mud room, aka side entry, to put some recycling in the bin, and was greeted with this.

Starlings in Snow

Starlings in Snow

I ran to grab my new camera, then had to go back to put a memory card in it (sheesh!)

Starlings in Snow

Starlings in Snow

It was snowing and the starlings didn’t stay long after I started taking pictures. Two minutes elapsed between the first and last.

Starlings in Snow

Starlings in Snow

Photos taken with a Pentax K3, and a Tamron 28-200 zoom lens. The one of just the birds and the wire at 200mmm, the others between 53 and 75 mm. Handheld at various settings.

Wandering for two years and 300 posts

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

This is my 300th post on WordPress. I published my first on October 27, 2013, almost exactly two years ago. I started the blog to share my photos of a tour to China with my fellow travellers, and have gone on to show off Prince Edward Island, Toronto, San Francisco, and New York City  – among other destinations.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Who knows where the wandering will take me from here. I have a stock of digital photos from Japan, Thailand and Peru that you can expect to see in the coming year. I have a photo workshop booked in Havana for February. And I hope to start digitizing slides from earlier years.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Until then, I’m wandering paths in PEI on the Confederation Trail. (Well, not today – we had snow this morning!)

Thank you to all my followers, to those who comment on my photos,  and to those who look at my posts on Facebook. Blessed be.

Granddaughter Muse

I bought my Pentax Digital SLR one week after my oldest grandchild was born – which was also about six weeks after I retired.  She turns seven in ten days.  She’s beautiful, artistic, caring, funny and athletic. Happy (early) birthday, Muse.

She’s still my favourite subject when I visit her. Shh, don’t tell the other grandchildren.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is about our muses. See what inspires others here.

Our Town Cast and Crew

ACT (a community theatre) celebrating 20 years of community theatre on Prince Edward Island, reprised its first production, Our Town, in the same venue 20 years later. Five original cast members were in the 2015 production. And we had the same stage manager.

ACT (a community theatre) celebrating 20 years of community theatre on Prince Edward Island, reprised its first production, Our Town, in the same venue 20 years later. Five original cast members were in the 2015 production. And we had the same stage manager.

I’ve added this photo to the rotating headers on my blog.
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is one of the major reasons I haven’t been posting lately. Although I’m not in the photo, I was photographer, property master, sourced furniture, and was part of the transportation team.

Orange you glad you live in Prince Edward Island?

Finding a batch of orange photos for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was easy.  I keyword my photos in Lightroom, including the keyword for the dominant colour, if there is one, not to mention that orange was one of the categories in the 2014 PEI Photography Club show.  You can find more responses to the WP Photo Challenge here.   The challenge asked for a gallery of shots –   my first!   So as not to get carried away, these photos are limited to ones shot in my home province of Prince Edward Island, Canada.