Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rocky Was Here

Raccoon tracks on the bank of a pond.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Homeward Bound

Heading north up the Georgia Strait towards Gabriola.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


We're blessed with a long growing season so, despite last weeks snow and cold, some folks are already getting their starts going. These are in a cold frame but they'll go in the ground sooner than you'd expect.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Signage > No Dogs Please

Posted between power outages

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Look out!

A winter storm warning was issued earlier today so time to bring in the laundry and batten down the hatches.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


We did get more snow, maybe about 7cm. Though that's a very unofficial figure, derived by eyeballing the accumulation on my deck.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


We got a little, the question is: Will we get a lot?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

My new favourite bumper sticker

Seen at Twin Beaches Vet Clinic

Thursday, January 12, 2012


More and more scooters are showing up on the island, perhaps because of gas prices or maybe just for the fun factor.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Taking In The View

Down at the end of Stalker Road

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Signage > Mad Rona's

Some nice angled winter sunlight on Mad Rona's signage.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Years Resolution #3

More music. I've played music all of my adult life and for a good chunk of that time, I made a living at it. But the last year or two, I've not played as often as I used to. Sometimes I go a whole week without picking up a guitar or the banjo or whatever's laying around. So in 2012, that's gonna change. This year, I'll be behind the box for at least half an hour every single day.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Jeremy McDonald playing a tune at last month's Concert For The Commons which raised $4011 for the Gabriola Commons. The picture is the latest in the Islanders series.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Polar Bear Plunge 2012

The event took place at noon on New Years Day, at the end of Stalker Road. About fifty hardy Gabriolans jumped into the bay and the vast majority of them came right back out. Air temp was 4C/39F, water temp unknown. It was suggested (by Stevie B) that I should participate in order to "validate my credentials as a Canadian". I passed. Maybe next year, but I doubt it.

More photos here

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Resolution #2

I suppose Stay Wild is relative. If I'd stayed as wild as I was in my youth, I might not be here to type this. But I do intend to take more chances this year and live large whenever possible, whatever that means.

The photo is a detail of a mixed media piece by local artist Tammy Hudgeon.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Global Theme Day > Photo of the Year 2011

This one was posted fairly recently, November 14th, but it's my fave from 2011. Happy New Year to one and all from Gabriola, BC.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants