Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Saw lots of good costumes today but the scariest was the zipper face at the pharmacy. Yikes!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Signage > Ken

This afternoon, Gabriola bid farewell to our dear friend Ken Capon who passed away two weeks ago today. Ken was the most community-minded person I've ever met and today the community remembered him with stories and songs, laughter and tears, food and fellowship and love. He'll be sorely missed and fondly remembered by one and all. Here are some photos of the event by fellow photographer Bill Pope.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ABC Wednesday > O is for Outhouse

The view from inside my friend's new outhouse. She's running a straight pipe into her septic which is definitely not old school.

Global ABC

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Last Light

The blue evening sky and the distant lights of Nanaimo from the deck at the Surf Pub

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kelly's Bench

Yesterday afternoon, Gabriolans gathered at the labyrinth at The Commons to honour our friend Kelly Berthelot who passed away suddenly last summer. She was only 22 years old when she left us but her energy, spirit and love of life continue to inspire the community she left behind. This beautiful bench was carved by master artist Rick Cranston from a red cedar that came from Nathan Tinkham's place. A maple tree was planted just beside the bench and both will welcome all who visit the spot.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Signage > There's no place...

There's no place like this place. The sign is for the old Roxy which is sorely missed by all. But one might also say "there's no place like this place" about Gabriola.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Another Model A Ford

The Model A I posted the other day was a coupe with a rumble seat. This is a beautifully restored sedan. If you don't look too closely at the gas pumps at the left edge of the frame, this photo might've been taken fifty years ago though not on Gabriola.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012


My friend Ken Capon taking a break in his garden in the south field at The Commons.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Signage > No Tax Today!

From the last Saturday Market

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ABC Wednesday > M is for Model A

Beautiful Model A Ford from Yerba Buena Farm in the Fall Fair parade. Gotta love a rumble seat!

Global ABC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Signage > Welcome

The Gallery Tour continues. This is by the door at Jeff Molloy's studio

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Studio Gallery Tour!

Today kicks off the annual Gabriola Studio Gallery Tour. If you're on the island and photography spins your wheel, stop by and see us at #6. Here's the promo.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Rick Cranston is a painter, sculptor, carver, musician and generally well-rounded kinda guy.

Islanders Series

And speaking of art, I'm participating (for the first time) in the annual Gabriola Studio Tour which starts Saturday and goes through Monday afternoon. Check out this promo video my wife Joelle made. If you're on the island, be sure to stop by our place which will be transformed into a photo gallery for the weekend. And while you're at it, visit all the other artists too.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Art Happens

The 16th annual Studio Tour is this weekend!

Monday, October 1, 2012