Friday, June 29, 2007

In memory of

This image is one of dozens I took of a pair of Canadian goslings from last summer.
Then one day they all moved to the far side of the pond, and the little ones disappeared, never to be seen again, the haunting sound of the adult pair as they searched the parameter of the pond calling and calling for their lost is still a stong memory. Each time I revisit these images I feel a sadness towards the gift of observing this young one during its first dangerous days here on earth.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer Mist

Thundershowers predicted, and this late afternoon, the clouds and rain rolled over our pond... it's neat when the water temp is greater than the air temp, and the mist lays over the pond....
The lighting was even more dramatic just moments before, as I ran for the camera

Good dog

My dog JJ turned three this month... He's purebred and was born on the island. The only male of a litter or six. He loves to run up a local loggin road and visit his buddy Angus. He's got papers, is still intact as a male, and is up for stud service if your interested... I think he's one of the nicest looking labs I have ever seen, and I have always been a lover of big black dogs!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Rock

As Land Development, and new homes continue to take place around the island's "rock" I wish I had been photographing every paintjob I have seen take place to this beauthy over the last 15 years here on San Juan.
Well, it's never too late to begin an image documentary.. I hope the opportunity to photograph the "rock" continues even as new neighbors build and the landscape changes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hee Halways calls me That!

Donkeys, we got four of em, and when they give you that look that says, "let us graze" its hard to not turn em out on your yard...
This is Violet, my most photogenic mini donk!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The waterline

I have a desire to get on the water, and take photos, without damaging a camera!
Today I received a waterproof digital point and shoot, and I think its going to add a new perspective to summer photos!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Follow that light

What island blog would be complete, without a shot of the limekiln lighthouse?

Green green, tis the season

I noticed this vine, trying to wind its way thru some native forests, and come to realize it's a honeysuckle. Don't know the precise name, but again, my camera leads me towards an increased awareness of the world around.
I like the way the lower limb tends to lead the eye towards the blossom...and the deep green of the image seems to follow the progression of recent photos!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Don't get your camera wet

Today I used Kenzie's (my 5 year olds) 4 megapixle camera, whilest we paddle around Egg Lake, I have a waterproof Pentax camera on order for father's day, but in the meantime, I risk hers while taking a look at this local pond...
We had fun, the "used" kyak needed some fine tuning, and once home, I dropped it in our pond, which is titled Bacon Lake, here we have less vegetation, and less wind...
It's a nice place for paddleboats..

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


There everywhere this year, and for each one...
there are about 100 tadpoles
I don't know what will come of the other critters in the pond.
Seems each year, the cycles around the waterworld change.
This year, its bullfrog abundance!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Silent Hunters

Two years ago, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time, I have a link to several photos of the transient Orcas, doing battle with a Stellar Sea Lion.... You can view these images here.

Are They Here Yet?

Yesterday I took the new Kyak into Friday Harbor, and paddled from the shipyard cove to the fuel dock and back. I envision going out to see the whales, but in that, this boat is an open cockpit, sit atop style, I am sure I will need perfectly calm conditions, before I venture out to meet any possibilities of an "Orca Encounter"

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Washington State Ferries

I have been told it's the largest Ferry system in the world, which covers our Northwest waters.
I like the clouds sitting above this one as it heads towards our harbor.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Paddle Kayak?

I brought home a new toy today....found in a customer's yard...
she has two, and this thing rips across the pond
It's made by Hobie, and uses paddleboat technology. Click here to check out the Hobie kyak models

Red Chair

It's nice to appreciate the work other's put into their homes and gardens.. I didn't get close enough to this chair, but I might just assume, its made out of a plastic!

June is indeed a wonderful time, to put out a new chair, and invite your guest to come and relax for the season.... me? I'll just get out the pressure washer, and knock the skuzz off the ones I bring home after other's purchase their new ones!