Monday, May 30, 2016

The Old Fisherman


Needlepoint and hook rugs
 were popular in the 1970-80s.

I always admired this craft,
 but never had the time to do any,
nor could I afford to buy one.
I often fiddled through the canvases in the stores.
One in particular, that caught my eye was
The Old Fisherman.

We now find them at garage sales or flea markets etc.
 for less than $5.00.
A lot of time and effort has gone into these beautiful work.

Whenever I see one, I bring him home with me.


 This one doesn't have a frame.



On the back of a canvas.






Many hours spent to do this craft.
 nice choice of frame.




 This one below I bought at a House Sale. 
An elderly couple was giving up their home.
 It hung in his office, an Insurance Agent. 
 His wife did it for him many years ago.







A hooked rug.
My favourite.
The beard is a longer wool.
Gives a 3-D effect.
Can you imagine, I paid $1.00 for him,
at a Church sale.






Modern day fishing...
Photos taken recently at a local fishing dock in Paspebiac.




Thanks for your visit  xo



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Carlisle Beach

My daughter Suzanne came to visit me this week.
The weather was awful.
Rain and freezing cold.
Temperatures near 0 deg. C.
or 32 deg. F.
Between the rains one day, 
we dressed in winter clothes and 
went for a walk on a nearby beach, 
 New Carlisle Beach.
Me and Suzanne

Here are some photos.
(taken in cloudy conditions)

Below,  is the "Green"
It has a canteen, play park for children,
Canada Day celebrations are held here
along with many other events.


Below: There is a camp ground nearby, beyond this sidewalk to the left.
New Carlisle has a very long boardwalk......
That goes for miles and miles



With many twists and turns

Passing through a marshland...  into a bird sanctuary.




A peaceful walk in the fresh salty air.


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There used to be a harbour here many years ago.


The cliff under the lighthouse below has been damage by

heavy storms from last fall.  Spring thaw and heavy rains 

also cause a lot of erosion to the Gaspé Peninsula. 

Apparently with "Climate Change" the oceans are rising,

getting larger and we are losing more land.


For more photos I took at high tide in the Fall of this beach, click here.

Something to do on a rainy day.
Suzanne repainted this birdhouse for me.



Also the little lighthouses I put in my flower garden.
The other houses came from the Dollarstore
She painted for her garden.


It is lobster season here.
We enjoyed a lobster supper together.
Served with garlic butter and coleslaw.

This lobster below is a little over  1.5 pounds. 
Lobsters are sold cooked or uncooked 
at the Fish Markets here.
Prices ranging from $8.50 to 10.50 per pound cooked.

To cook lobsters, the live lobster is place in 
a large pot of boiling salted water
 and boiled for 15 to 20 mins.




for more on Seafood in the Gaspé, 
check out my previous post, click here.

Below the sunset from the boardwalk on New Carlisle Beach.


I had a great week with Suzanne. 
Towards the end of the week the clouds lifted, 
 the weather improved and 
we hiked  "Sugarloaf Mountain" in New Brunswick. 
(On my bucket list).
 I will do a blog post of this great experience. 



This post has been featured for best photography at "Cosy Little House" Tweak it Tuesday blog party.  Thanks..





Other beaches in my area:
Bonaventure Beach, click here.
Fauvel Beach click here.

thanks for your visit. xo

all pics are my sole original property.