What's It All About, eh?

Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

Photographs are roughly 98%+ my own and copy-righted. For the occasional photo that is borrowed, credit is given where possible - recently I have started posting unusual net photographs that seem unique. Feel free to borrow any of my photos for non-commercial use, otherwise contact me. Starting late in 2013 I have tried to be consistent in identifying my photographs using ©smck on all out of camera photos I personally captured - (I often do very minor computer changes such as 'crop' or 'shadow' etc but usually nothing major), and using
©norvellhimself on all photos that I have played around with in case it might not be obvious.

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Bird Egg From The Forest Floor - intact

I found this lovely large (about the size of my fore-thumb) bird egg in a deep bed of moss along one of my woodland paths and carried it home to show my wife - and to photograph.  On trying to identify it as possibly an owl's egg (Carol's suggestion from it's size and location in the wood) I found an interesting site that stated never to disturb bird eggs even when seemingly fallen to the ground as there are birds that basically lay their clutch in a minor scrape in the ground - or as in this instance a hollow in the moss possibly and I did remember thinking that the egg felt warm when I picked it up, so I immediately took it back and placed it in the same moss hollow.  Hopefully a future update will complete the minor mystery of the unknown bird and it's lovely egg.

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