Monday, December 31, 2012

Three Twitchers*

For the fourth year in a row, I had the pleasure of participating in Gabriola's annual bird count which took place yesterday. My teammates and I covered The Commons and the Dogwood Crescent area. Can't speak for the others but the highlight for me was the moment that a pair of trumpeter swans flew directly over us heading south, probably for Coats Marsh.

*Twitcher: a sometimes misapplied synonym for birder or ornithologist

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Signage > Hemp is Back!

Some might say it never left

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Peace On Earth

Good will to all

Monday, December 24, 2012

11th Hour Santa?

Photograph taken an hour ago at the CU ATM

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rain Gauge

This little device has been seeing a lot of precip lately

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ABC Wednesday > W is for Wiggles

We had some wacky winter weather this Wednesday

Global ABC

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Signage > Open House

Locals, if you're out and about today the studio's open from 10 to 4. Framed and unframed prints, themed note cards and some seriously good treats from Joelle's kitchen.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Found Art

On a workshop wall

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Horse's View of False Narrows

My friend's wooden horse looks out over False Narrows

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fish Eye

Carving by Rick Cranston whose work is found all over the island and beyond.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ABC Wednesday > U is for Unusual

Not just everyone has yellow socks, especially yellow fleece socks handmade by Cherryl Reed!

Global ABC

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Antony Holland onstage during a recent performance of his one-man play, One Man In His Time. It's a rich memoir of his WW2 service with the British army in North Africa.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Aaron plays guitar with Gabriola's award-winning band, The Kerplunks. He and his family have moved to the island recently. Welcome to the rock Aaron.

The Islanders Series

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fifteen Minutes of Sun

Rain rain and more rain but the clouds did part briefly this afternoon, splashing some welcome light on an arbutus.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Headed Home

Burt Fidler on the inside strait rowing home to Gabriola from Galiano.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Signage > Primal Image

Rick Cranston's studio/gallery

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Roof for the Goat Barn

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the goat barn at The Commons gets a new roof. Work began this morning when a crew of about twenty volunteers showed up to remove the old shingles and prep the building for its new tin hat.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Last Tomatoes

My tomatoes are long gone but my friend has a few still ripening in her kitchen.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tim's A Music Man

He looks like a bluesman in this photo but actually, Tim Harrison is a folk singer par excellence. He runs a weekly song circle every Monday night at the Old Crow Cafe so locals, check it out for live tunes on a weeknight.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Library Corner

A young reader researching something in the kid's corner at the library

Friday, November 16, 2012

Locally Made

Local is good.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bob's Cove

This place isn't really called Bob's Cove but my buddy lives here so that's how I think of it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012