Image taken from NASA's website.
NASA website comments:
A beautifully clear day over Canada allowed the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite to capture several striking multiple true-color images of the island of Newfoundland on November 12, 2010. Off the west coast, the island is separated from the Canadian mainland by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and, at the narrow northernmost point, the Strait of Belle Isle, while all the other Newfoundland coasts face the Atlantic Ocean. Near the northern tip of the eastern most peninsula, the city of St. John's is visible as a long gray smudge on the land.
Ummm, seen readily admits it's no expert in street
design and construction, but this can't be the safest placement for utility
poles at Topsail Road and McNamara Drive through Paradise, can it?
In fact, there's a story behind this. You can hear it tomorrow when Cec Haire speaks to Paradise Mayor Ralph Wiseman at 7:15 a.m. on the St. John's Morning Show.
On the Go Host Ted Blades recently did an interview with Joe Basha about his travels throughout the province. Basha has visited every community in Newfoundland. He plans to do the same in Labrador next.
He has taken photographs all along the way. Ted asked him about the interesting things he had seen, so he mailed Ted this image of a four legged robin.
Count 'em. There are four legs.
seen found this sign in downtown St. John's this morning. It's one of those signs that bears a second read, and that's the way it's intended. First off, a simple For Rent notice, then there's some odd language in it and then the realization that it's a campaign by the province's Human Rights Commission.
As it turns out, Singing for Supper is a national tour that raises money for food banks, ministries and food programs.
One of seen's first indications of the Christmas season - yeah, we've seen the tree and wreathes in the stores right after Halloween, but we tend to ignore them - is the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador's craft fair at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's.
The fair is held over two weekends - these pictures are from the first, the fair continues next weekend as well.
A bunny castle from Burnt Island Bears.
Molly White from Woody Point
Ray Cox - pewter artist extraordinaire
Photo courtesy Mike Wyatt
Photo courtesy Mike Wyatt
Photos from the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the War Memorial in St. John's yesterday.
Steve Dicker sent in this picture and wants to know: Whose lane is it anyway? Just west of Whitbourne the road signs at the passing lane tell two different stories. The first sign tells you that the passing lane ends in 300m (the correct sign), yet at the end of the lane another sign tells you that the right lane ends. Obviously, the road goes on, so both lanes cannot end. When one driver fails to yield for the other because the signs contradict each other, an accident waits to happen.
Normally this is a very busy spot in the morning. Today ... nothing. Metrobus members of the Amalgamated Transportation Union went on strike last night and set up picket lines this morning in St. John's.
Here's a snap of the line taken by Cecil Haire.
The CBC's Glenn Deir put being a reporter on hold for a day, and focused on his other life: published author. Breakwater Books held a launch last night at the Ship Pub for Deir's new book: Sick Joke: Cancer, Japan and Back Again.
What is a wayzgoose? It's a printing celebration. The Book Arts Association of Newfoundland and Labrador held it's third annual wayzgoose this past weekend. Part of it was a Printers' Fair on Saturday.
seen was out on Halloween, not for the candy, we're too old for that. Some people in St. John's put a lot of effort in their Halloween decorations, so we went out to take some pictures.