Finding Beauty in the Commonplace

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Impression of a Lighthouse

Lighthouse with sun and clouds

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Fisgard Lighthouse is a very photogenic spot. It’s located between Fort Rodd Hill, a historic site in Colwood, BC and the Esquimalt harbour. It’s frequently in the foreground of ¬†views with ships and boats in the background.

 

 

My Morning Doughnut

Apparently this cloud formation is a really rare sight. A whole lot of photos of this hole in the clouds made it to the evening news. The context is that in the lower Vancouver Island (and probably other nearby areas) there was a spectacular sunrise this morning and I managed to catch a shot of it from my son’s place in Saanichton.

The two trees silhouetted in the photo are leftovers from the farm. On the left is a may tree and on the right is pear tree which still bears a crop each year.

Upcoming Feature at Village Gallery

BC Ferry at sunrise

I have a small exhibit starting on February 1 at Village Gallery in Sidney. There will be 6 canvases featured for about 6 weeks. I will also have the usual stock of Art Cards available. These vary seasonally.

One of the images that will be showing contains a tree that is no longer there. “Morning Oak” shows the oak tree that stood in the field near East Saanich and Mount Newton. During the big December storm, that tree became a huge pile of rubble. Unfortunate because this tree and its field was a truly iconic piece of Saanich Peninsula beauty. This image shows the tree in the early morning when it was still whole and reasonably healthy.

Oak tree in a field