Working on the aerators at St. Mary Lake

working on the aerators at St. Mary Lake

Lots of rubber-necking by drivers along North End Rd. these days as work takes place on the St. Mary Lake aerators.
Like icebergs, these things are huge under the water. How huge? See the image below:
St. Mary Lake aerator

Unseen Silkscreens at ArtSpring

Unseen Silkscreens at ArtSpring
Salt Spring’s Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art presented the show: Unseen Silkscreens: Sampson-Matthews and Canada’s Visual Identity at Artspring. (today’s is the last day of the show)

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In a visually similar setting, “The first Group of Seven exhibition a the Art Gallery of Toronto, in May 1920, was the birthplace of the vibrant Canadian art industry…”

Toronto 1920

from McMichael Canadian Art Collection Archives

ArtSpring in black and white:
b&w version

The Hunter

Saltspring eagle by John Cameron

This eagle, seen on Saltspring’s western shore this week, has its air brakes on and its prey in sight.

LeeAnn Norgard, Salt Spring Artist

LeeAnn Norgard, Salt Spring Artist

More pottery from another Salt Spring artist! LeeAnn’s whimsical work was featured in the recent Potter’s Guild show.

Dance Performance at ArtSpring

GISS Dance at ArtSpring

Another Gulf Islands Secondary arts production at ArtSpring. This time it’s the dance students from Sonia Langer’s classes. They made me laugh several times with their antics and attitude. It was great to see boys out there again this year as they add energy and variety to the performance.

A huge number of students took the stage last night and will again one more time tonight.

Saltspring Challenge Cup Soccer

Saltspring Challenge Cup Soccer

My favourite shot from the Saltspring Challenge Cup soccer tournament. Lots of shots that may be better soccer images, but I keep coming back to this mens over 35 Alumni shot from the final.

A few images (most are unprocessed) from the tournament.

Poetry in Motion

Mischief winning Round Saltspring 2011

The crew of Mischief, tired after eight hours of racing, demonstrate a smooth tack in Trincomali Channel near Fernwood Dock. Mischief, a Melges 32 race boat with a handicap of 27, is skippered by Iain and Susanne Morris from the West Vancouver Yacht Club.

Mischief placed first (of 120 boats) in this year’s Round Saltspring 2011 sailing race.