Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Overnight Snowfall

It doesn't often snow here, but it did all night, overnight.

This first photo looks out towards Alert Bay and you can see the ferry in the distance.

This is a view of the snow in my front yard. It's deep for us.

Looking toward the inner harbour with the school bus ferry heading out.

This photo looks out toward Sointula and if you look closely, there is an eagle on the top of the tallest tree in the foreground.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shells from the Beach

When I make a trip to the beach, I can't resist picking up shells and rocks and beach glass. These are a few of them.

ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)

I didn't really have anywhere to put these. I almost need to start another blog...though I'd rather avoid it. Following are photos of my first attempt at ATC. This is definitely a work in progress. I had fun doing them and learned a lot from them. The five cards represent about four hours work. I did them more or less assembly line style as I was trying to create a series. The last two represent more experimental techniques. I'm not thrilled with them, but they are a good start.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gorgeous Winter Day

What a beautiful day it was today! It's hard to believe that it's winter though in the first photos below you can see the snow on the tops of the mountains on the mainland. In the second, I wanted to show how lush and green the grass is even though it's Canada and the end of January. No igloos here! Oh, and of course, don't miss the requisite eagle in the tree top.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wild Birds

It's been an amazing day watching the "eagle tree" in front of my place. There is an eagle who has spent most of the day there and then as twilight fell, I looked out to see a blue heron on the tree top. I'm told that this is very unusual as eagles prey on heron so they avoid their territory.

I wish it were a better photo of the eagle.

Don't forget you can click the photo to see a larger version.