Posts Tagged ‘Recent Photographs’

Villagefest, Palm Springs, California

One of the more bizarre musicians, looks like an electric insect. Villagefest, Palm Springs, California

Villagefest on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs is held every Thursday. As far as street markets go this is one of the more entertaining ones with arts, crafts, fresh produce, strange sites and music and entertainment. More photos will come at a later date but here’s a quick sample. 

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RV Camping in an Orange Grove

Watch For Livestock

Californians always seem to have a fun way to make a normal experience a little more interesting. On friends recommendations we stopped at Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield for the night, making a long drive down to the Palm Springs area from Sacramento a little more palatable by breaking it into 2 days. Last […]

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This way to the oranges

This way to the oranges
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Willamette River, Oregon

Boating on the Willamette River, Oregon

Another photo of the Willamette River from Oregon City, Oregon. We are heading south today, likely to Grants Pass or some other wonderfully mountainous area. The photo a day images will start changing radically as the real journey begins. Stay tuned.

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Sima doing what dogs do best

Playing in the ocean, Sima's favourite sport.

I took our Sheltie on her first boating trip of the season these past few days and while she isn’t crazy about the actual “boat time” she certainly loves the destination. Wallace Island was pretty much deserted at this time of year, a perfect spot for a puppy to play and play and play and…. […]

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Shooting Star – New Paint

Shooting Star - The old paint job

Not a fancy photo today but just a good old documentary image. As many have noticed I’ve been driving down to Maple Bay Marina almost every day for the past month to work on our 50+ years old Nova Scotia designed wooden boat. One of this year’s projects was to sand the hull well, do […]

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Richards Creek, Somenos, Vancouver Island

Richards Creek, Somenos, Vancouver Island

I stopped at my favourite bridge on the way back from the marina again today. This is my third photo a day shot at this location, likely because it’s a nice view and more likely because I drive through this area every day. On January 15th I photographed from the bridge looking the other direction, […]

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Forest Light

Sun filtering through a Cowichan forest

Here we are, one month finished in the photograph a day series. So far it has been an interesting exercise. Right now I’m in the middle of a major boat renovation so photography has taken a second stage for all of January. At the same time, I have been driving between my house and the […]

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Trumpeter Swans in Cowichan Bay

Trumpeter swans in Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

One view I never tire of in the Cowichan Valley is the beautiful Trumpeter swans that spend their winter months in this region. Many of the flooded fields will have at least a few swans but other areas have perhaps hundreds. In many ways this is a real success story as the Trumpeter swan was […]

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Maple Trees through Ford F150 Window

Trees through window

How is that for a title? I figured “Trees through window” was pretty lame although this isn’t much better. As an experiment I’ll see whether this photo turns up on Google in a few weeks when you search for Ford F150 windows. I’m sure it won’t be what people are looking for! A wet day […]

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The public wharf at Maple Bay, Vancouver Island

he public wharf at Maple Bay, Vancouver Island

Maple Bay is a picturesque seaside community located at the half way point of Sansum Narrows between Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. We are fortunate to have many public docks in the area providing moorage for the areas fishing fleet as well as recreational boaters. While further down the bay at Birds Eye Cove […]

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Steel Pipe

Steel pilings at the boatyard

Working down at the boatyard is fascinating if you enjoy the colours and forms of industrial abstracts. There is plenty to photograph from old engines and shipping containers to boats and boathouses. These large pilings have been aging beautifully for a few years.

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Boys Will Be Boys – My 4th Annual 50th Birthday Party

Space Ship One takes to the skies... beware!

Another year, another party. In the big scheme of things, this is as good as it gets. The day we aren’t celebrating will be a sad day! Also another photo a day, this time for the 22nd of January. My last birthday report was 2 years ago. You can visit it here. I’m not sure […]

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Float Homes at Genoa Bay

Funky Float Homes, Genoa Bay, Vancouver Island

Genoa Bay on southern Vancouver Island must be one of the most picturesque boating destinations in the Cowichan area offering good moorage, a marina and excellent food at the Genoa Bay Cafe. Equally as picturesque is the gorgeous 5km drive through farmland to access the bay from Maple Bay if coming by land. Genoa Bay […]

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Galvanized Steel in Maple Bay

Galvanized Steel

I’ve been spending a huge amount of time down at the Maple Bay Marina working on the interior of my boat. As a result, most of the photos I have shot in the past week or so have been between my house and Maple Bay. Shooting a photo a day if anything has made me […]

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Maple Bay Marina – Boats and Rainbows

Boats and Rainbows, Maple Bay Marina, Vancouver Island

A few beautiful days in the Maple Bay area on Vancouver Island, perhaps spring is here! This is likely the perfect boaters calendar photograph, nice boats, large boat houses and of course a rainbow, even though I was a little slow getting the photograph and the rainbow had already started to vanish. Maybe a little […]

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Cowichan Valley Rainbow

Cowichan Valley Rainbow

I actually shot lots of photographs today but most of them are not very interesting, photographs of paint peeling and areas that need attention on my old wooden boat. Mind you, these images are very useful and serve a huge purpose in documenting restorations, electrolysis and all the other fun items boat owners deal with. […]

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Fir Trees in Mist

Fir Trees in Purple Mist, Cowichan Valley

I came home tonight to a very strange purple glow in the sky, the result of what was likely a very pretty sunset filtering through low fog that’s been building up as the snow melts. A quick shot here, I only had a few minutes to grab my camera and shoot. Serves me right for […]

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Somenos

Somenos Lake, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

A perfect evening! Actually I really shouldn’t call it that. The sun goes down so early now that sunset happens around 4:30 or so, maybe I should call it a perfect afternoon. This photograph of Richards Creek flowing out of Somenos Lake was shot at 4:11, right before the sun hid behind the hills up […]

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Trees in Mist

Morning mist near Maple Bay. Vancouver Island

Here we go, dipping into the archives already on my photo a day project. Out of fairness to myself today was plain ugly. One of those days where the rain is coming down in buckets and the mist and clouds hang low. On top of the ugly weather I had to drive the infamous Malahat […]

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Cowichan Valley Snow

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It’s not going to last! Snow covered tree on the Cowichan River.

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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

I don’t know how the Trumpeter swans feel about cold weather but they have been staying around for the past week during our cold spell here in the Cowichan Valley. It’s snowing now, I’m sure they don’t mind. Likely snow photographs tomorrow!

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Ice

Ice at the Cowichan Bay Estuary, Vancouver Island

Another day, another photograph. With the cold weather we have had this past week we are icing over, so much that people are skating on the local lakes and marshes. It’s not supposed to be that cold here but I guess this is what we get with global warming?

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Rusted Steel

Rusting Steel, Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

Today we took a walk at the Cowichan Bay Estuary and had the opportunity to wander around the ship loading terminal for an hour. For lovers of abstract design and especially rotting metal you couldn’t do much better. A beautiful blue sky and somewhat cool temperatures added to the wonderful colour spectrum. As with many […]

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