Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010


These two gentlemen (David Aliaga L and Ken Capon R) organized last night's benefit concert for Chilean fisherman which raised over $1700 for two tiny Gabriola-size islands devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami in that region. These folks lost everything and their government will not be able to help them very much, at least not any time soon. To find out more and/or make a donation, click HERE

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Boat Out Of Water

This boat sits on its trailer on a street in my neighbourhood. I've walked by it dozens of times but yesterday morning the light was just right.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Miss Underground Pizza

The business is defunct but the mural lives on.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Water View

This little red house looks out over the water toward the northern suburbs of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


This beautifully backlit flag has nothing whatsoever to do with Saint Patrick (who by the way was English by birth) or Ireland but hey, at least it's green.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mudge Island Mail

Folks that live on Mudge have to row or kayak over to Gabriola to get their mail.

Monday, March 15, 2010

8:55 Ferry

Crossing to Nanaimo on a sunny morning. Leica M3, 50mm Summicron, Kodak BW400CN film

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

No Gardening Today

This morning's forecast called for rain mixed with snow. Well, so far it's been all snow so I guess I won't be working in the garden today.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Mudge Island seen from the South Road near Eagle Nest

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mystery Fence

Not quite sure what this very short stretch of fence is supposed to do but it looks cool in the late afternoon light.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


Here we have one of the many glamourous attendees at last night's Oscars party at The Roxy. The event was a fundraiser for the Gabriola Health Care Auxiliary.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sneakers and Gumboots

The weather was glorious today and gardeners were out in droves. Me, I hauled two truckloads of horse manure followed by one of the best showers I've ever taken.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Weeping Willow

Tomorrow's high is supposed to hit 13 so come on Spring!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Protected Pathway

This beautiful path is part of a 7+ hectare property that has recently been protected via a permanent conservation covenant which assures that it will remain in it's natural, undeveloped state. Hats off to the landowners for making this bold choice for us and future generations!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Curry Anyone?

Since Suzy's is for sale, folks are wondering what the next incarnation of the restaurant might be. I'm hoping for a curry shop.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TTV Trees

It's been quite some time since I posted a TTV image

Monday, March 1, 2010