Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A tranquil scene.

I'm thinking a person could do some serious relaxing in a quiet place like this!

Sitting in Motion

Haven't had a whole lot of time to do any photography lately. But I did get to get out of the house a couple weekends ago to go the cruise night at the annual car show our town hosts every year. There were approx. 1900 cars that came into town for the show. On Saturday night the cars take over the towns Main Street and cruise for a couple hours. This is the big to do every year and a large crowds of people are everywhere. You have to be patient to take photos with out people being in the shots and be lucky to have the cars sitting where you can position your camera to get a appealing angle. Here are two that I am pretty fond of, with the low levels of light I had to use a long shutter to get enough light which allowed for the streaking of the other cars. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quatse River Run

Here's a short little video (less than 1 minute) that I shot with the Nikon D7100.

The Salmon have been waiting in Hardy Bay for well over a month to head up river but were unable to due to low water levels. Finally the rains came. I took these video clips just as the river began to rise and the fish were able to swim upstream. Since then the river levels have risen quite a bit more and the fish are having a much easier time making their way up river.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First day of fall...

Happiness is a full woodshed!

I heard a rumor that this might be a little colder than normal winter coming up so instead of the usual three rows of wood in the woodshed I shoehorned in a fourth row, cause you just never know!

Last days of summer too

I had enough time to go out in my front yard and take a couple of photos this weekend. With the colder nights here the flowers won't be around much longer.
I think I'm ready for winter this year just so it will slow down a little.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Last day of Summer...

Oh well, all good things must eventually come to an end. It's been an exceptional Summer over here on the West Coast of Canada, definitely one for the record books!
The tomatoes certainly did good this year. Another day or so of this vine ripening and I'm going to have to break down and pick them.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wildflower buffet

Recently a power generation station was completed on a nearby river, though the entire project was an engineering wonder I must say that I kind of preferred the river in it's natural state... Anyway the part I was leading up to was that as a final touch to this power generation station many loads of rich top soil were brought in and the grounds outside of the high chain link and barbwire fences were manicured and these nice wild flowers were planted. I guess this makes everything alright... I hope the Deer enjoy the nice wildflower buffet! ☺

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A fish story...

Here's a picture of your's truly with a Coho Salmon. This was the larger of two I caught that day. The warm, sunny weather over here on the West Coast has continued well into September this year. Note the Aloha shirt and shorts... 

Looking for Rainbows

I decided to reach into the Hawaii files today. I needed a little Island Time even if it's just in my mind.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We took a little trip....

Nah, just kidding!

We came across this place in a little town in the mountains of Colorado.

I just wanted to get Q in the mood for his sailing trip that's coming up.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reflections or...

... a room with a view.

We came across this "cabin" on a lake near Evergreen, Colorado while we were there. It's a very large space set up for rental if you want to have a large gathering or wedding. The area where I was standing to take the photo is the building's dock on the lake.

This is a view of the lake from the dock and what is reflected in the windows in the first photo.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Banner year!

It's been a banner year for Blackberries and fish over here on Northern Vancouver Island! I managed to pick well over a 5 gallon pail of Blackberries and have them stored in the freezer, probably going to make Blackberry jelly out of allot of them but save enough to have with ice cream and on pancakes.

I must admit it always makes me a little nervous when Mother Nature decides to provide a bumper crop of anything. Past experience tells me this abundance usually precedes a nastier than normal Winter... So just to be safe I've cut an extra couple chords of firewood, forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One Day!

If I able to go to Kauai few trips out of a year, maybe I will surf like these guys in next lifetime!

Field of Dreams

We came across this "park" while in Evergreen, Colorado last week. They have built hiking trails through the grass lands for all of the healthy conscious people.
I was tired just walking the 50 feet to the spot where I took the photo!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Catch of the day...

Oh well, at least I didn't get Skunked!

Let's go fishing!

That sounds better than spending all day at work doesn't it?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Super Moon

It was cloudy here all day yesterday but just as the sun went down and the super moon came up the clouds disappeared allowing Aaron and I and my grandson to get a few shots of the big ol' moon.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Full load!

Looks like fishing's been good for this "Dragger" judging by where the water line is anyway! Snapped this picture with my cell phone today while fishing down at the docks in Port Hardy.

Friday, September 5, 2014


While exploring a beach several weeks ago I came across this interesting group of bones. Obviously someone had taken the time to carefully lay them out in this arrangement. I'm thinking these were likely from a large Seal or small Sea Lion.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I was moving some pictures off of my cell phone and onto the computer and found this picture of the frost on the windshield of my truck from last January... Burr!

Soak in as much sunshine and warmth while you can, the Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for colder than average temperatures for everything east of the Rockies this coming winter.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kansas Fireworks

Been waiting all summer long to get the free time to go out and do this and tonight was the night!!!

6 shot composite.


It's for sale!

If you've ever wanted a monstrous house by the ocean then here's your chance. The yacht club is for sale. It looked like a very nice building, right on the beach with it's own pool and smack dab in the middle of the hurricane zone. You better buy it now because when the next hurricane comes through it probably won't be there anymore.
Sounds like a good investment, huh?