Sunday, May 17, 2009

Denman Island Home and Garden Tour 2009

No postings lately. Busy preparing for the garden tour. Here are some shots of our garden around the time of the tour. During the tour, we were too busy engaging the crowds to take photos! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring is bursting out all over!

Two natives, Red flowering currant and Calypso orchid flowering along Lake Road this morning.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lambeth Channel

Eroded sandstone on the Lindsay Dickson beach.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Common Mergansers on Chickadee Lake

At this time of year, Common Mergansers gather on Chickadee Lake in the evening to sleep and disperse to the ocean shorelines during the morning. Quite a spactacle!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Orca pod in Baynes Sound

A pod of Orcas swam north up the Baynes Sound yesterday morning. These shots were taken from the 8:40 ferry from Denman to Buckley Bay. There are more Orca shots at

Friday, March 6, 2009

Beaver caught in broad daylight!

A pair of lively beavers was seen in Railway Marsh this week in broad daylight. Lets hope they stay so that I can learn a little about dam construction.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Railway Marsh Trumpeter Swans

This fine pair of Trumpeter Swans was seen on Railway Marsh this Tuesday during the weekly swan count. About 15-20 swans are wintering on Denman before flying back to their breeding grounds in the Yukon and Alaska.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bald Eagle Feast

As the snow melted, the bodies of two young deer emerged behind my garage. They had apparently starved during the prolonged snowy spell in December and early January. I moved these bodies into the open so that the eagles could have ready access and I could get some photographs. It was 5 days before the eagles started to eat this feast.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunset over Baynes Sound

I went down to the Gladstone Road beach on Friday to watch yet another super sunset. It foretells continuing good weather.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Village Point and the Beaufort Mountains

I observed and photographed the spectacular sunset on Wednesday from the Gladstone Way beach.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rock and heron near Village Point

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beast in the mist

Denman Island cow in the fog.
This thick mist has been hanging around for more than a week now.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker on 'crazy' snag. Dead trees sustain woodpeckers! They should be left standing in their full glory as they support a network of organisms!

This bird was making quite a row! Looking for his/her mate.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Common Merganser

A female Common Merganser 'shot' while waiting for the Hornby Island ferry.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snowy Reflection

Today was a beautiful (but very cold), sunny day. I walked around 5 miles to Pickles Marsh and back. Saw a troop of 12 kinglets feeding (on what?) in the road in Winter Wren Wood. This photo is of Chickadee Marsh from Lake Road.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Home in the snow

My house in the snow this morning during the latest wallop of winter


I am setting up this blog as a place to share photos and thoughts on life here on Denman Island. I hope others share this spot to share their views on the physical, biological and social fabric of this little island near the edge of BC. Let me know if you would like to share your images or experiences.