Saturday, July 31, 2010

1940 Chevrolet

Another Saturday, another classic automobile

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jam Session

Lots of jams going on around the island this summer. This one leaned towards the bluegrass end of the musical spectrum with a classic Martin D-18 leading the way.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Scarecrow

Guarding the kids garden at The Commons

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Angelic Naomi

Naomi Beth Wakan reading her work at Poetry Gabriola's recent annual general meeting. Interestingly, "wakan" means sacred in Lakota (Sioux).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Clover Point Drifters

Victoria's Clover Point Drifters came through The Roxy last month, playing two sets of uniquely west coast bluegrass to a packed house. At the post gig party, the guitar player asked me if I'd enjoyed the show and (quoting Riley Puckett) I told him it was "ragged but right" which was the highest compliment I could've payed. Their repertoire was inspired, eclectic and inventive within the genre. My fave? A knocked out version of Randy Newman's Rider In The Rain.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another Classic

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a beautiful old Jaguar roadster and today we have this gorgeous Austin Healey 3000. Only 42,926 of these were produced between 1959 and 1967.  Nice, eh?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Poetry Happens

Snapped through the window of the new Mad Rona coffee shop during last night's Poetry Gabriola annual general meeting. Seems the financial report inspired this fellow to jot down a verse or two...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gone But Not Forgotten

Seeing big stumps like this always makes me a little melancholy.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Odd Sighting

This is not the first time I've found unusual things in the woods, oddly out of place and begging the questions who and why?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Blue Buffalo

Another beautiful stained glass piece by Gabriola artist Tammy Hudgeon

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Classic Roadster

Summer weekends bring out the vintage automobiles and this beautiful old Jaguar in full competition trim is one of the nicest to be seen.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day

Today's a day for taking it easy, and also a day for gratitude. We live in a country with good education and good health care, two things many many people in this world don't have.