Tag Archives: west coast

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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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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Baby Apples, Blogging, and Being Busy

Blogging here on Island Home Blog has been pretty patchy recently. It isn’t a shortage of time on the island, as so far we have managed to spend part of each of the first five months of the year out … Continue reading

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Bridges Road, Pender Island

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The Start Of Gardening Season

We’ve been traveling between the Gulf Islands and Alberta enough years now that we have finally started to understand the different times of year and when we need to get things done. For instance, digging into the ground in the … Continue reading

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Underwater Garden

Yesterday the lighting was perfect and the sea was calm allowing you to see an amazing amount of aquatic plant life growing beneath the surface of the water. As I was in the kayak, and had a waterproof camera with … Continue reading

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