Thursday, August 27, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #7 ~ subtlety

Tow Hill is the remnents of an ancient volcano that erupted at the edge of the sea, was cooled by the sea and then eroded by the sea and glacial action. What is left on the north side is the basalt columns of the core of the volcano. It is 300' above sealevel which isn't that high but when it is the only bump on the landscape it seems high.
The view from the top is amazing and today as I head for home the sea and the sky and the sun were working at being one. I love the look of mercury!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My World Tuesday ~ Time away ...

...from the rest of the world
from painting,
cyber space
and almost all people! I'll be back in a couple of days.
North Beach. Haida Gwaii, BC in August!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My World Tuesday ~ Painting, painting, painting

(Paint job three)
One painting job leads to another painting job which leads
(The red on these trees was thought to be a bug it turns out they are dying because it is too dry!)
down the open roadand my new used pair of wheels....pretty cool eh? I have limited internet right now so will get back to you next week.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #57 ~ Rain

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The rains started on Sunday evening, just a little, the type of rain that evaporates as soon as it hits dry ground.
Then we had overcast skies but no rain. Finally yesterday the skies opened and a steady rain fell all day.
By dusk the clouds were clearing and the temperature cooled down.
An evening to give thanks.
The sun is back today and tomorrow and then more rain to quench the earth's thirst.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

My World Tuesday ~ The dog days of summer!

Sleeping Beauty Mountain is almost obscured by the smoke
Friday was muggy hot with really bad air due to forest fire smoke from mainland B.C. and Alaska.All photos can be clicked on to enlarge for more detail
I went for a walk down to the docks to look for a reprieve from the hot still air. The harbour was the place to be with boats arriving and leaving and boys being boys.
Sitting at the end of one of the arms of the dock I watched some teenage boys challenge one another at jumping off the government dock.
Peer pressure was high on the agenda as each boy challenged each other and their own fears. Some jumped....
others tried to find other, less intimidating ways down.
All this happened while the harbour bustled with boat traffic
but they all lived to swim another day!
On another arm of the dock a younger generation of boys was tackling a tamer activity!
I never saw a fish caught in the couple of hours I spent down at the dock but they sure seemed to be having fun!
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Thursday, August 06, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #56 ~ Hope

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I woke one morning last week very early and could not go back to sleep. I went out to my meditation spot on the knoll to watched the sun rise.
There were all the signs of a change in the weather.
Red morning sky, wispy mares' tails
and fog pouring in from the west coast
but by the time I walked to work the sky was clear and the sun was hot!
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday - Smoke

Our world here is being turned upside down. We have had no significant rain in over two months. (These photos were taken at noon today in a cloudless sky!)
The temperatures have reached all time record highs and although we are reassured there are no fires on Haida Gwaii there is lots of smoke as the rest of British Columbia is fighting for its life in the worst fire season ever. For those of you not familiar with the fire story in our part of the world you can go here for more photos and information.
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