Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
You've seen this sign if you've ever been to The Roxy. The sound system is amazing so you definitely wouldn't want to spoil it by putting your rear end through a speaker cone. The hat is Stevie B's summer lid and it sometimes does double duty as the till.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
If you live in a big place, it would be perfectly logical to assume that in a small place like Gabriola, there'd be nothing much to do. Ha! My dance card stays full without even trying. On top of all the public events big and small, there are the private affairs, volunteer work, etc. Days are full around here to be sure. Now, I'm off to water my gardens.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Today marks the one year anniversary of GDP. I started this blog for three reasons:
1) I was (and am) totally in love with this place.
2) I knew I'd get to know it better with a camera.
3) My photo chops were dull and I figured I'd get back on my game if I made a commitment that involved producing an image a day that I was willing to show the world.
365 days later, it seems my goals have been met and I'm even more smitten with this little island in the stream.
Thanks to my fellow Gabriolans who have welcomed me into their lives, to Mrs. Snapper for posting when I was away and for being the best wife a guy could ever ask for and last but not least, thanks to everyone who has paid a visit and especially those of you that have taken the time to leave a comment.
I have no idea what this next year will bring but at least I've got tomorrow's photo in the hopper. Island life one day at a time.
If you're here on Gabriola, please join me this evening at The Roxy for a slideshow, 300+ images from Year One on the big screen complete with instrumental music from local artists and who knows, maybe even cake. Doors open at 7, slides go at 7:30.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
That's the Tsawassen ferry in the background, chugging away eastbound towards Vancouver. And in the foreground, a classic V-hulled rowboat. In the pre-ferry days, intrepid Gabrilolans used to take these across to Nanaimo.
The Monochrome Maniacs are here
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Dennis Lakusta is a singer/songwriter and visual artist. He's currently touring to support his new CD, Heart On A Sleeve and will play a local show at The Roxy this coming Saturday.
He's a semi-regular at Sunday Soup and he brought his beautiful maple Gibson J-200 one day a while back so we could make a photo. I knew I had a keeper when I saw how his fingers echoed the inlays on the fingerboard.
Number 25 in the Musician's Hands series