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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just right now for harvesting.
They make delicious wines, jams and jellies. Considering their abundance, it's surprising that so few people bother with them.


Blogger gone to the dogs said...

My dad used to call the chuckley pears "plum boys" and I recently met a lady from Saskatchawan who said they are Saskatoon berries. I think they are delicious. My neice recently bought 6 of them from a nursery to plant in her back yard. Seemed a bit silly to me as they are so abundant in the wild!

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Blogger Lloyd said...


The "proper" name is, Saskatoon berries

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