Monday, November 30, 2009

Dorothy Meets The Scarecrow

A snap from Gabriola Players pantomime production of The Wizard of Oz which played to packed houses at the community hall this past weekend. That's Christine McKim as Dorothy and Ginny Lowes as the Scarcrow.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday #46

The sun poked through for a bit yesterday afternoon so I took a long walk with the camera on my shoulder and came home with this.

Global Skywatch

Thursday, November 26, 2009


6pm yesterday at Folklife Village

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


One thing about the rain, it really makes the colours pop

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Signage > Welcome to...

If it keeps on raining, they may have amend that 924mm annual precipitation stat next year.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Winter Garden

Leica M3, 50mm Summicron, Kodak BW400CN film

Friday, November 20, 2009

Heading Home

On the upper deck of the ferry after a brief excursion to Nanaimo. That's Gabriola on the horizon.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Out For A Walk

Sunshine has been a rare sight lately but when the rays do pop out, so do the walkers. These two are headed up the hill to Ike's Apple Shack

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brown-eyed Susans

In the Dragon Garden at The Commons

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pat's Hand

Pat Braden doesn't live on Gabriola but he was here last weekend playing the Poetry Festival so that's close enough. Not everyday one gets to hear the Chapman Stick and he plays it masterfully while telling mesmerizing tales of the far north. #32 in the Musician's Hands series

Monochrome Weekly

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Signage > Poetry Gabriola Festival

Today is the last day of this year's Poetry Gabriola Festival and what an amazing weekend it's been. I can't even begin to describe last night's spoken word performances but the theme was "It's getting weird around here" and it did. In a good way. Local artist Sheila Norgate kindly donated use of her work for the promo which you see reproduced here in multiple iterations.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ladies Rule

Yesterday evening was all about the ladies at the Poetry Gabriola Festival. The featured performers were Evalyn Parry from Toronto and Gabriola's own Sheila Norgate. What a great night! Follow their links to see why they both received standing ovations from the sold-out house at the Surf Lodge.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Alex tunes because he cares. This was taken last night as he was getting ready to play the opening event of the 6th annual Poetry Gabriola Festival (more about that in a future post). #31 in the Musician's Hands series.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


When one thinks of British Columbia's Gulf Islands, pink plastic flamingos are not the first thing that comes to mind. But they're here if you know where to look.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ABC Wednesday > Q is for Quiet

Today's photograph was made right at the end of a minute of silence at last year's Remembrance Day ceremony at the Memorial Cairn outside the RCMP station. The Leica's nearly inaudible shutter was just the ticket. Here's another photo made that day.

Global ABC

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Neighbour's Garden

Can't leave the gate open very long or a deer will wander in.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Signage > Rhonda The Roxy Girl

Here's Rhonda, making what I believe is her fourth appearance on GDP

Saturday, November 7, 2009


On Saturdays, all roads lead to GIRO

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Steve Elder's Encore

You've seen these hands before. Steve's encore is #30 in the Musician's Hands Series. You can see them all in one gallery here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ABC Wednesday > P is for Photo-Op

A local business owner gets chummy with a couple of patrons in black.

Global ABC

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brenda's Bees

Local honey is the sweetest

Monday, November 2, 2009


Seen on the dashboard of a pickup truck

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Signage > Mint

I guess the shop owner thought customers might confuse the mint with another herb that is sometimes seen in baggies...