Author Archives: D

Beach Painting at Bricky Bay

It has been ages since my last post. Several different events ( including a snow storm, a wind storm, sickness, work and a rock slide!) delayed us getting back to our island home, creating a 9 week gap where we … Continue reading

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Evening Garden Glow

As I stepped into the furthest corner of our garden this evening, I was greeted with lovely golden light filtering through the trees. The tasks of moving fence boards and watering suddenly became much more enjoyable in the late evening … Continue reading

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A Wet Day On The Island

Yesterday, after reaching our island home, I quickly set about watering our very dry plants. I really should have known better. Within half an hour of finishing, the skies opened up with hours and hours of pouring rain. Not one … Continue reading

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September 1st, 2016

September 1, 2016. For most families we know it is the first day of school. For us, we opted to make a quick run out to the coast to enjoy the last long weekend of summer. School will be there … Continue reading

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Fried Egg Jellyfish – Peter Cove South

A few weeks ago one of our favorite coves became home to many jellyfish. There were Moon Jellyfish and Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, but the most impressive were the Fried Egg Jellyfish. From the kayak we watched them surface and dive, … Continue reading

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Orca Sighting

On Sunday we were treated to quite the sight as we traveled through the Gulf Islands by ferry. As we sailed near Galiano, three orca whales, two adults and one younger whale, swam off the coast of the island. The … Continue reading

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Thieves Bay Sunset

Thieves Bay, Pender Island, BC, Canada . . . Ads belong to WordPress.

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Peter Cove North, Painting, and a Pose

A beautiful evening after the rain. An evening en plein air paint…… and the resulting painting. And our son striking quite the pose. . . . . Ads belong to WordPress.

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The 2016 Vegetable Garden

Being an absentee gardener is always a challenge. You never seem to be around at the right time to ward off pests or water the garden. Each year we learn a little more about what works and what doesn’t, and … Continue reading

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Port Browning, pub food and knitting

Yesterday, after spending a much longer time kayaking than expected, we decided the best option for supper was to pick up dinner at the Port Browning Pub. As we have children, we always get a take-out and then eat on … Continue reading

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