The grasses on the slopes of Mount Maxwell are enjoying this year’s unusual weather.
Archives for June 2011
Just off the Fulford-Ganges superhighway, but hidden in a magical little mossy glen against a huge rock wall, these stone sculptures await discovery.
Thanks to Kevin Vine for this Salt Spring photo of the day tip.
*also, find out the poop on that delightful Chocolate Island outhouse from Monday’s Salt Spring picture of the day
Ayla, the scissorhands of Salt Spring, celebrates near her studio. It’s amazing to watch the scissors fly as she transforms an old garment into a new creation. Here’s a link to her website.
And there it sits. A spectacular little hand crafted outhouse. On Chocolate Island in Ganges Harbour. With a fabulous western view of the shell beach and islands into Ganges. Who knew?
Update, June 27 from Roz:
Yes, it was built by Micah Booy. He spends a lot of time on Third Sister Island, & became disgusted by the way people pooped all over the place, especially as the island is private, but the owner, instead of putting up No Trespassing signs, lets everyone go there, hang out on Chocolate Beach, & walk along the path that goes from one end of the island to the other. To thank him, Micah decided to remedy the situation, &, with considerable effort, dug a hole, & built that exquisite outhouse.
First, he asked my husband, Patrick, who has built several outhouses on the island with those distinctive proportions, if he could use his design. (Mica is a friend of Patrick’s son). When Patrick first saw what Micah had done, he said, “He has surpassed the master!”
A young couple sails the inland waters of Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands.
The Saltspring Island Sailing Club’s Junior Program starts July 4th.