Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mudge Island Wharf

There is no ferry service or bridge to Mudge Island so its 50 or so residents use this landing on Gabriola to get to the rest of the world when they need to.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Too rich for my blood!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


It's dry but there's still plenty of green on the island. This is a place my wife and I call The Enchanted Forest and it's on our daily walk to the Post.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Odd Shots Monday > Sophie's Paw

More Odd Shots from around the world here

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Need Some Rain

Harsh mid-day sun is usually the least attractive light for photography but it was perfect for this shot of a parched meadow near my house. The thin mossy soil is pulling apart from the rock base.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Rainy Day At Silva Bay

Riding shotgun in a Tofino Air float plane. Like Droplets, I wish this one was taken recently but no. It's from late May.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

No Fires

We haven't had rain for weeks now and the No Fires signs are up all over the island. Everyone has their fingers crossed...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Still Water

Water is a precious resource everywhere but particularly on islands like Gabriola. I have quite a few images relating to that so H2O (or the lack thereof) will be the theme here at GDP for the next few days.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Odd Shots Monday > 6 Eyeballs

OK folks, I'm participating for the first time in something called Odd Shots Monday. You can read about it here but in a nutshell, it's a forum for photos that don't quite fit into any particular category or cubbyhole.

This looks like a set-up but it isn't. I found this array of books just exactly as you see it on the floor of my wife's office. What are the odds?

Tomorrow, back to our regularly scheduled program...

Sunday, July 13, 2008


This is our neighbour's kitty Calvin. He got his picture in the paper last week and the celebrity must've gone to his head because he went on a catnip binge which resulted in this near catatonic pose. Now he's international via the internet!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Local Produce

The 100 Mile Diet is getting a lot of press these days and rightfully so. Since Gabriola is only 8 miles long by 2 miles wide, I guess we're working on the 10 Mile Diet. These beautiful Walla Walla onions were grown right down the road and we bought them directly from the folks who grew them. Last night as we were finishing up our dinner, we realized that except for the butter, everything we'd just eaten had come from right here on the island.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Caption Needed

What do you think this handsome fellow is saying?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4:05 Ferry

Here's the MV Quinsam pulling in from Nanaimo. It's only a 20 minute ride but a world apart.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Missing Foot

This shoe is missing it's foot, last seen on the North Road. It's pink. The shoe that is. I have no idea what colour the foot is/was. Maybe green by now. Who can solve this mystery? Maybe Bill Miner will write a radio play about it...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Soup

A Gabriola tradition in the making. Recipes and commentary here

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Alternative Transport

Gasoline went to $1.53 per litre yesterday (that's $5.78 a gallon US)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008