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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cowichan Bay BC

Birds and other wildlife are drawn to the natural beauty of Cowichan Bay



Looking across Cowichan Bay from Mt Tzouhalem



Mud Flats are teaming with life



Looking down on the flats of Cowichan Estuary



View of the docks across Cowichan Bay


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rolled Sand

While digging up a section of ground to get the water to flow in the direction it generally wanted to go I hooked into this. I pulled it up with the backhoe on my John Deere Tractor. It is pretty heavy being approximately 2' across. It is almost round and the layers are rolled sand and clay. When I deposited it on the rock pile some of the pieces broke off like broken pieces of a pottery bowl.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Honey I'm Home

All the empty webs I saw the other day on my walk then I nearly walked face first into this cool guy Wolf Spider I think


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nobody Is Home

Spotted a few of these out walking but not one spider to be seen



Rain drops captured in a tight weave



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Todays Hike a Squirrel

Todays Hike up Mr Tzouhalem shot this guy eating a cone and enjoying it as much as a kid at the fair eating Ice Cream

Can't Talk Nuts





Tried to give me the business but mouthful of nuts kept it to a squeek

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blood Red Sunset

Blood red sky over Cowichan Valley

Sky in the East on a Sunset on the West Coast


Looking to the West the sun poking through a small hole in the clouds as the mountains reach to the sky

What ever gods you worship his/her palette is a wonderous thing revel in the beauty of nature
Red sky at night Sailors delight




Saturday, September 4, 2010

Covey And The Cat

Covey of Quail run up out of the brush



Oh Oh "CAT Cat Cat"


That was it no third shot, they exploded all over the place in a panic, heading for the cover of the brush

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sitka Spruce along the San Juan River, just East of Port Renfrew, on the Cowichan Lake to Port Renfrew Rd.

People are dwarfed under the tree



Looking up into the canopy



Huge trunk is surrounded by smaller trees



Base of the tree



More information on Port Renfrew area with information on the size of the tree.

http://www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/?townid=41











Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mt Tzouhalem Rock Formation

Compressed Rocks made into one.



Glacial rock formations



Over the cliff edge to the valley floor



Straight down 1500 feet



A little history http://www.mbyc.bc.ca/History/mount_tzouhalem.htm

"Butterfly On The Rocks" Hiking Mt Tzouhalem

Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis Lorquini) hanging out in the cool near a small muddy water runoff area on the Cliffside trail of Mt Tzouhalem.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hiking Mt Tzouhalem 2

Hiking along the Mt Tzouhalem cliffside trail



Looking up into the top of an Arbutus Tree near the top of Mt Tzouhalem



Arbutus grove of trees



Sunlight shining through the peeling bark on the arbutus tree. A favorite of lovers as the tree is easy to carve into and the carving stays with the tree. Though a discouraged practise.




Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mt Tzouhalem View of Cowichan Valley

Hiking up Mt Tzouhalem in Cowichan Valley BC View North towards Ladysmith BC, across our place and Quamichan Lake




View West towards Cowichan Lake, across the south end of Quamichan Lake, Somenose Marsh and Duncan BC.




View south across the Cowichan River where it enters into Cowichan Bay BC. Not the mud flats which is a huge area for local birds.





View south across Cowichan Bay BC towards Mill Bay BC and the South Cowichan Valley




http://www.northcowichan.bc.ca/ and go to Mt Tzouhalem for additional information