Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Resolution #1

Eat healthier. I've been vegetarian for over thirty years and lately, Joelle and I are leaning in the direction of veganism (dairy's already gone from our larder) but there's always room for improvement diet-wise. So we're going to be eating a lot more raw food next year. And that means more juice. The pictured concoction is spinach/carrot/apple which wasn't half bad. Not root-beer-float delicious but not make-a-face horrible either. Somewhere in between I guess, but pretty much off the scale in terms of nutrients.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Basking in the sun on the way home from Island Futures' maiden voyage. The picture is the latest installment of The Islanders series

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Photographed at Mad Rona's, part of The Islanders series

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Long shadows on the shortest day of the year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Signage > Gabriola United Church

The tents are gone from Krall Plaza in Nanaimo and Occupy has moved on but while they were there, the protesters received ample support from a number of Gabriola organizations and individuals.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Music Tonight!

Tonight is the annual Concert For The Commons at the Phoenix Auditorium. Locals, the tickets are all gone but there'll be a few seats availble at the door. Hope to see you there.

The photo was taken in my friend Steve Elder's recording studio.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last demo of the year?

Will BC Ferries ever reduce their fares? Nobody's holding their breath but islanders continue to ask.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ABC Wednesday > V is for Violin

Gabriola's youngest (maybe) fiddler, sawing away at Fall Fair. That's dad backing him up on guitar.

Global ABC

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Signage > No Smart Meter

With the full support of our Islands Trust representatives, hundreds of Gabriolans are refusing to allow BC Hydro to install the new Smart Meters. Like this property owner, some fear health risks. But many others simply reject a ridiculously expensive program that puts Canadians out of work and poses a very real risk of privacy compromise. What I find amazing is that most of the rest of the province isn't putting up much of a fight. What's up with that?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Photo Op

Chris Bowers working the angles for The Flying Shingle

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Signage > Report Poachers

Hopefully, we won't have too much trouble with poachers this year but there have been a few reports of gunfire after dark.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Crafts Fair

Cherryl Reed's booth, today at the elementary school

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Global Theme Day > Action Photo

The action here is the group finger and it's being directed at BC Ferries for the constant rate hikes that continue to choke island economies all up and down the Salish Sea. A number of photographers were in front of the crowd (we were assembled at the ferry terminal) and sent their own versions of "the finger" photos to the powers-that-be. Never did hear their reply though.

Here's a bit of background if you're interested
BC Ferries at

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What a face!

The Humber marque was unknown to me before seeing this beauty for sale in the village. Here's a bit about the company.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Public Art

The Arts Council has recently received a $10K grant for a public art initiative which will display more local work like this mural at the ferry terminal by Melinda Wilde

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ferry Hill

Two news things in one day, snow and the election.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Horse Sculpture

In the window at Twin Cedars Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Joelle's favourite. We bought five pounds today at Ike's self-serve apple shack.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Life Is Good

Fuzzy slippers, a good book, tea and snacks, not a bad way to pass a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon. Not shown in the photo: A crackling fire in the woodstove.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Wind took the power out this afternoon and it's just come back on (about 9:30pm). The BC Hydro boys earned their paycheques today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Prayer Flags

My mother-in-law got a new iPhone and was kind enough to pass her old model on to me, complete with the Hipstamatic camera app. Since it'll be in my shirt pocket from here on out, you can look for more images like this from time to time. Thanks Linda!