A Brief Summer Hiatus

It’s that time of year again, when hubs and I gear up to leave home for the required and much-anticipated summer getaway. I will be adding on an extra week myself, starting tomorrow, to stay with my grandchildren while their parents fly off on a vacation of their own.

After that, my days will pretty much belong to me, to indulge in the things I like besides writing and blogging. Time to explore, relax, and enjoy the summery season for a spell. Time to do lots of reading, visit friends and family both in and outside the capital city, and find new moments of inspiration through the lens of my camera. You might catch a glimpse of me on other social media, but I’m going to try my best to keep that to a minimum too.

Here are a few of my backyard snaps from past summer posts, as well as a new video from a few days ago.

Vivian the beach bum
A nice kelp-free spot on our beach
The extreme tip of Perry’s Point
Neighbour Ben Perry’s buoys


The northern gannet is a seabird, the largest species of the gannet family.  Photo Source: Wikipedia

Northern gannets employ an ingenious way to fish for food. They “corral” the fish by flying around together in a circle over the water where the fish can see them. The fish school tightly together for safety, but that’s when these birds plummet, diving deep into the waves to catch them. Sorry for the blurriness, but it was a quick capture with my iPhone. Short and sweet so don’t blink!

Please turn up your volume to hear the gannets in their glee.

Stay safe and have fun, everyone,
and I’ll catch up with you in August. 🙂

What are you doing this summer for a change of pace?

32 thoughts on “A Brief Summer Hiatus

  1. Wishing you a fabulous holiday, Jennifer! Your photos are stunning, so beautiful. Enjoy your free time to the full and have a wonderful time with friends and family! I’m off in a couple of weeks and will also be taking a summer break then. Hugs xx😀😎🤗

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    1. Thanks, Annika, and I wish the very same for you! I hope you get to have tons of fun on your break but watch out for sunburn. I heard it was pretty hot over there these days. The temperatures have climbed here too, and there’s even a heat warning. That doesn’t happen often in Newfoundland. xx 🙂

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      1. Your province is a place of such beauty. Looking forward to you sharing your photos when you return. I’m in ‘slow recovery’ mode – turns out it takes a LONG time for the brain bruise to heal.

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  2. Have a wonderful break, Jennifer! You live in such a gorgeous place.

    I’m doing a lot of writing for the rest of the summer, but I am going to New York next week for ThrillerFest. Always a fun writers’ conference.

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