Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Island’

Flowers, slugs, dirt

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Skunk cabbage, amanita, slug, trillium. Easter weekend on Southern Vancouver Island, before the high winds hit.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood

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Local bank branch in 70s modern cedar

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Look, Vancouver, Victoria retained its cedar modernism. You could have, too.

Bank of Montreal branch in James Bay, Victoria, BC. Too bad about the sign.

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The Cowichan sweater of Vancouver Island

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The late Amelia Charlie, prominent designer and promoter of the Cowichan sweater

Above is an example of the Cowichan sweater (photo courtesy Cowichan Tribes). The Cowichan belong to the Coast Salish people, long renowned for their fine weaving.

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Tatooine settlement on Vancouver Island

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Tatooine! I knew this Vancouver Island house reminded me of something.

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At the lake

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Today we spent the afternoon diving down and ripping out water lily roots from the muddy lake bottom, because even though the lilies are beautiful, they’re an introduced species and they’re slowly filling the lake. It’s creepy work – the tendrils grab you as you come up for air in a way that seems intentional – but afterwards there’s wine.

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Making it up as we go along, in the New World

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Vancouver Island, 2009.

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