Winter on the beach.

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Winter at the beach.  Believe it or not, there is a gentle zephyr caressing the trees.  Not!!  It’s a regular gale.  I love it.  So does that bird, eh?  Whenever I get a chance to put ‘what I should be doing’ aside for a moment and ‘live a bit of real life’, I do it.  Didn’t used to, you know.  Play comes later.  Or never.  Then you die.  Either way.  Sorry for the dark turn there.

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This becomes more piquant to your thought life when this sign takes on new meaning and isn’t amusing anymore :>.

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There is so much beauty at the beach.  Wendy and I have lived by the sea.  It’s not so much romantic as it is bone-chilling.  Even in August (at least in Bella Bella).  Great place to visit though.

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This feller is ENORMOUS.  Living in an area where intensive logging has been the norm, along with the odd wildfire, it’s a pleasant jolt to come across them.

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This tree is over 6′ diameter at the base.  I would have taken a pic of me for reference, but I was behind the camera, don’t like pics of me, and try hard not get people in my photos.  Except Wendy;  I can’t get enough of her.  Good thing we’re married :>:>.

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Here’s a good example of the old and the new married in perfect harmony.   Cheers, all.

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I like snow…..up there.

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Komoux glacier.  By definition, that’s a lot of snow up there.  It dominates the horizon.   The great thing about living by the sea is the lack of snow down here.  I love that.  I can go snowshoeing without having to showshoe from my house to my truck.

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If you have beaches, you have logs at the storm line.  I was looking far a red cedar piece to split for birdhouse roofs (rooves???).  I found one, brought it home and discovered a hairline split right in the middle that only became apparent when actually split.  Ah well, it has a delightful smell to it.  That’s one of the reasons I like working with wood.

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Looking south.  that’s Denman Island.  A delightful view.

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I’m not the only one into ‘woodworking’.  This work is attractive, if only an incidental thing.  There is so much for the eye to see and the mind to ponder.

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I find this amusing.  Maybe it’s just me.  After all, a ‘P’ with a slash means no perching, right??

This trip was to Goose Spit.  My lovely wife and I took the chance to grab a little morning sunshine as we haven’t seen much of ol’ del sol lately.  Chilly and bright, a perfect winter’s day.

Hornby Island in the winter.

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Well, it’s confession time.  This is a picture of a beach scene on Hornby Island.  I was there this last week for a couple of days doing an install of a water system.  I did not take this pic.  I did take some lovely, dare I say perfect, pics which I promptly deleted en masse.  I have sausage fingers and a tenuous grasp on the consequences of arbitrary button pressing.  The sign in the photo says think thrice, press button once; hold breath and pray.

We’ve had almost no sunshine in weeks.  While on Hornby the sun came out in all it’s glory, so I knocked off early and went for a walk ( and took some pics!!).  I normally work until I drop, quitting time aside.  Some people make hay while the sun shines.  I decided to enjoy doing nothing while the sun shines.  When I feel like complaining about the weather, I think about winter as experienced back east, and I feel thankful.  We just watched a movie called Cast Away with Tom Hanks.  Most appropriate when one feels unthankful.  Wishing you all peace and gratitude just where you are.