As I catch up with Salt Spring work, please enjoy some moments from our journey.
This first image is along a twisty backroad through farms/ranches and vineyards near Vernon.
Home Sweet Home
While photographing another home this week, I noticed this curious oceanview beast tucked away on sunny ridge. Apparently on a large piece of land with massive gardens—it was designed for, and is occupied by, one elderly person.
So there you have it. Yet another Salt Spring Island surprise as another Saturday home post.
note: I was thinking myself a bit clever with the title, but apparently back in April 2015 I used the same title to post another home. A very different home (and one of my favourites) but I’m told it was designed by the same firm. Huh.
Did you know that—in addition to the large solar array on the gym roof—there’s geothermal piping under these fields? (more details)
Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time the Kanaka Road Skatepark was covered with carefully painted artwork. And some touching memorials to Salt Spring ‘kids’ (Clark and Diana). It was great to see!
Now there are a couple—I saw only two—carefully crafted ‘tags’. The remainder was, in my view, not as interesting as bare concrete. Sadly there seemed a lack of ownership and pride in the place generally. Things change I suppose; fingers crossed a new generation of kids will return the skatepark to its glory days.
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