Saturday, January 24, 2015

A soft day

Misty drizzle after last nights heavy rainfall. Twelve degrees. Feels more like herring season than winter. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Land of the long white cloud

Not New Zealand but Bowen today has been shrouded in fog and low cloud streaming in from a bank in the strait that has been there for a week. Fog horns and frost in the night. Sunshine and calm during the day. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cetaceans return

Working in my office this morning and I see a post on the Bowen Island Forum indicating that a huge pod of dolphins was heading north. I look out my window, grab the binoculars and see a wave of 100 or more dolphins swimming sometimes in a perfect curtain of spray, all rising at the same time, between Whytecliffe and Dorman Point.  Amazing.

And then reading later that there were 5 orcas trailing them too, which I didn't spot.

Herring must be running already...nice to have our cetacean friends back.

All will be revealed

Clouds and mist on Cates Hill
No, not a promise of a wild expose of some kind.  Just a reflection on the day.  Yesterday a warm air mass began to move back into our part of the world.  It is 10 degrees now and the snow is all gone, and the clouds and mist are hanging over the hills and mountains.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Snow and foolishness

Our first snowfall of the season. Beautiful if you don't have to be anywhere. But at The Snug this morning tales of cars in ditches and people lamenting not having snow tires and so on and how late the plies were getting in the road

Don't go anywhere if you don't have snow tires. This will all turn to rain and melt soon but it boggles my mind that folks set out on our hilly slippery island with the wrong gear. One of those who went off the road today did so to avoid hitting someone who was stuck on the road. 

Remember your neighbours. You aren't the only one out there.

LATER:  Oh boy.  Between my house and the United Church, 300 meters down the hill there were SEVEN cars either in the ditch or stuck on the side of the road.

NEXT DAY: trucks getting towed out of ditches:


Saturday, January 3, 2015


Happiness is a new fire pit and a Christmas tree that has been sent to the heavens. 


Happiness is a new fire pit and a Christmas tree that has been sent to the heavens.