environment

This corner of the world

May 22nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 22, 2017 - This weekend was awesome. It started Saturday with a run to the insurance agent to “finally” insure the motorcycles, and that was followed by a not-too-short and not-too-long ride to remind myself that this machine is a very, very different animal from the little scooter that runs me around town. It was nice [...]

Band-tailed Pigeon

May 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

One of our new garden residents, a shy band tailed pigeon. Native to the West Coast, but shy and not frequently seen, our new bird feeder has coaxed them down from their hidden perches high in the cedar trees. A few weeks ago we looked out and could see the crappy little feeder that we [...]

Another Walk in the Woods

May 8th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 8, 2017 - Today was my 50th birthday and I can't think of a better way to have spent it, out for a walk in the quiet forest with three people who mean the world to me. It was the last day my friends were out from Ontario and although we originally intended to [...]

A day in the mountains

May 7th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 7, 2017 - We are lucky to live where we do, not a day goes by that I don’t recognize that fact and feel grateful for it. And living between the Pacific ocean and the coastal mountain range is something that we are always only to happy to share with others, if for no [...]

Day 277 – Sentinels

October 3rd, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

October 3, 2016 - I love the way the boggy areas turn such warm vibrant hues when fall arrives. The greens fade and leave shades of gold behind. The tannin filled water reflect it all back and make the scene twice as spectacular. Today was a travel day. Up early for the ferry to the [...]

Earth Day (112/365)

April 22nd, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

April 22, 2015 - I was out in the field all day today but when I got home I was lucky enough to find a tiny patch of sunshine left in the yard. Given the day, this seemed appropriate. Happy Earth Day.

Solar Freaking Roadways!

May 24th, 2014|Worth Watching|

How cool would this be!! At first I was thinking, no way, would only work for six months of the year up north...but then they responded to that. Very very, cool idea and I can't help but wonder if this could be in our future. Learn more about their project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways

Throwaway Society

May 1st, 2014|Just Thinking|

May 1, 2014 - Currently we take those recyclables that can't go into the blue bin to the recycle depot for proper disposal - cream cartons, tetra-paks, etc. I've been gardening like mad lately, and I haven't known what to do with those plastic pots, they aren't currently allowed into our recycling program. I am [...]