Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Island’

The rainforest, long may it last

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Trees on Boxing Day 2015, Vancouver Island. Our new summer droughts haven’t killed the rainforest yet! Happy New Year, everyone.

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Left Coast Hemp Vodka, by Victoria Spirits

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

My aunt just brought me a bottle of Left Coast Hemp Vodka which is produced here in British Columbia. There are several levels of excellent design and craft involved in it:  the vodka itself, the label, and also the distiller’s great logo, a stylized still. The maker is Victoria Spirits, a professional family-run distiller located on Vancouver Island just north of the city of Victoria.

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It’s spring and the skunk cabbage is out

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Happy Spring.

Skunk cabbages, Vancouver Island, a few days before the Spring Equinox.

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Dog days of summer, and cabins on the coast

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Recent radio silence has been the result of being either too busy in the city, or too unbusy and computerless while on various islands.

Today I learned that the term dog days is very old, a translation from the latin dies caniculares. It refers to “the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August.

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Rod Palm’s ship house on Strawberry Isle in Tofino, BC

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Views of Rod’s famous ship house just off Tofino on the West Coat of Vancouver Island. Below, from here. And on Rod Palm and the Strawberry Isle Research Society here.

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Easter Woodpecker

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

This woodpecker is the Red-breasted Sapsucker, and it’s pecking on the house today. It’s not actually looking for bugs; it is tapping (very loudly) in order to find a mate.

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