Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ABC Wednesday > C is for Crossword

It's a twenty minute ferry ride from Nanaimo to home so a crossword is the perfect diversion, especially on a foggy day when the view is limited.

Global ABC

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Raptor Perch

A couple of years ago, there was a big problem with voles at The Commons. We read that creating a perch for raptors was a good, natural solution. Encourage the big birds to hang out, eat a few hundred of the little guys and voila! vegetables saved. So my friend Judith and I hauled this log from the beach and a crew dug a hole and planted it in the corner of the kitchen garden. It looks great, especially in the foggy early morning light, but to date I don't think anyone has seen a single eagle, hawk or owl sitting on it. Oh well.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Wednesday > B is for One-eared Burro

Pet lovers on the island know exactly where this is.

Global ABC

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013


The fog never lifted today. We were socked in (at least on the north end of the island where we live) from daylight til dark.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stylish Storage

Shed with an outhouse motif

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Few Flakes

The temp is hovering right around freezing so it's hard to say whether this will change back to rain or give us a white blanket.

Monday, January 7, 2013


In Silva Bay

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Polar Bear Plunge 2013

This year's PBP was held at Twin Beaches and while there were fewer swimmers than last New Year's Day, there was certainly no shortage of enthusiasm. More photos HERE

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Dirksen Turkeys

Happy New Year to my friends and neighbours here on the island and also to all you visitors from around the world.