Monday, May 31, 2010

Photo #61

It's Bike To Work Week in BC. From my aerial vantage point at work, I watched local law enforcement officers give a group of elementary kids a few lessons on traffic safety...

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photo # 60

It's been so grey, cold and rainy in Victoria lately that I found myself browsing through photos from my honeymoon in Hawaii this afternoon and dreaming of being back there. What I wouldn't give...

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. 2008

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Photo #59

Cutting through Beacon Hill Park on my way home from work, I spotted this little Nuthatch. Cool little birds to watch...

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Photo #58

Another grey, rainy day in Victoria with no end in sight...

It was miserable up on the rooftop today.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photo #57

I spent today washing parapet walls on the tallest roof in Victoria...

What did you do?

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photo #56

Half day at work + rainy day outside + good music + a good book  =
A pleasant afternoon inside...

The albums are:
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
Them Crooked Vultures (Self titled)
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
The book:
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Photo #55

We have a brand new chair! No more sitting in front of the computer on a crappy plastic folding chair!

The cardboard under the wheels is a temporary way to protect our floors. We were going to wait to buy this chair until we moved into our new home, where there will be a rug under the desk area, but it was on sale this week for a very good price. Merlin walking into the shot was a total fluke.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Photo #54

Beethoven's favorite fruit...


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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Photo #53

Merlin decides he wants to help us pack...

Credit given where credit is due: The idea for this photo came from my wife Megan.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Photo #52

I always get a little giddy when I get a brand new paint brush...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Photo #51

The original Low Emission Vehicle...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photo # 50!

My 50th post! I think I'll take a bow...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photo #49

Diving not permitted...

Especially not from 240 feet up!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photo #48

Now here's a door that needs some attention...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Photo #47

I work across the street from South Park School...

No sign of Eric, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, or Butters...

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo #46

I got a new pair of sunglasses!

I like my ghostly transparent reflection.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Photo #45

I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Photo #44

My vintage 1960's Raven. My late grandfather gave me this guitar when I was about 16 years old. Age has taken it's toll on this old guitar and fixing it will require a little more knowledge and skill than I presently have in guitar repair. Someday though, she will sing again...

I was inspired to post a photo of my oldest guitar after watching the movie It Might Get Loud this afternoon. The guitarists talking about their old instruments made me feel nostalgic.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photo # 43

As I promised last week, the view from the roof of the 24 storey tall Orchard House. As a special bonus, I'm throwing in a few extra photos to give you a panorama of Victoria.
This is looking West towards Ogden Point, Esquimalt and Colwood way out there in the background.

The view continues Northwest towards the James Bay area and the Inner Harbour.

Looking Northward to Downtown Victoria. In the distance, on the left, is Mount Douglas.

Looking East. You can't see my apartment building through the trees, but I live at the top of the hill just left of the two tall buildings.

And finally, this is the Southern view. Trial Island is out in the distance and the Juan De Fuca Strait stretches out to the horizon.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Photo #42

Harbour Pilots returning to home port...

Whenever a large freighter passes through the waters around Southern Vancouver Island, an experienced and certified local Pilot must be brought on board to guide the big ships through some of the tricky narrow channels. This cool little boat races out to meet up with the big ships and pull right up along their sides as they're moving. Then the Pilot will climb up on a little ladder and board the ship. If the big ship is going the other way, the little boat brings the returning Pilot home. This happens many times a day, so this little boat is kept busy!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photo #41

Bald eagle perched on a lamp post...

Sorry if the picture isn't very sharp. I had to use the camera's digital zoom. That lamp post is over 100 feet tall!
Photo taken last Friday.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Photo # 40

Any guesses what this is...?

The answer will be in the comments. (After I've had a few guesses.)

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Photo #39


Happy Mother's Day!
Photo taken in 2008.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Photo #37

By land or by sea...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Photo #36

Cat nap...

This photo was not staged. We found him like this!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photo #35

Look up...waayyyy up.....

This is the 23 storey building I'm going to be working on very soon. Today was the fall safety orientation. I promise I'll post a photo of the view from the rooftop.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photo #34

In honor of Canada's Navy Day Centennial today, here is a photo I took in 2009 of a couple of our Pacific Fleet's ships in their home port of CFB Esquimalt just outside of Victoria, BC.

This view is from Fort Rodd Hill National Park. The Hazmat building I worked in can't be seen from this angle.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Photo #33

The view from my balcony this afternoon. By the end of the day 80% of the trees and shrubs between us and the neighboring building were gone, along with our privacy. The road noise is also that much louder. Imagine how the birds feel...

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Photo #32

After a few shots of rum, things got a little blurry last night...

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Photo #31

Go Canucks Go!!!

We have a car flag, but we don't have a car. This photo was taken out on our balcony.
Canucks logo (c) NHL

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