20120304-20120301-IMG_9104-2This is one of three “boiler” tanks down in Cannery bay. There was a fish cannery located  in this spot.It’s located where Kennedy lake drains into the ocean. They are very large & heavy pieces of equipment! I can only assume the company wanted to save money?
This site canned fish & requiring large boilers. In a few hundred years these boilers will have been consumed & all the iron will have gone back into the surrounding soils.

Everything eventually breaks down.It’s a matter of time.


20140422-IMG_1332-2This is a male Anna’s Hummingbird. The vast majority of hummers coming my way are Rufous. There are several Anna’s male Hummingbirds & one female still hanging around. They have been with me since January. They will be leaving soon for the far north. The Anna’s are much larger than the Rufous! Their wings are very different as well.


20140422-IMG_1326-220140422-IMG_1320-220140422-IMG_1330-2My little friends have become familiar with me! They have accepted me into their flight zone! A great honour for me personally!
The hardest thing was holding my camera in my right hand (with flash attached) for so long! I soon realized if I adjusted my Mono Pod at just the right eighth for my elbow,that I could make it much easier on me!
They have such sharp little talons but they are very gentle souls! The air was cold & their wings created such a strong breeze! It made my finger very cold!
I so enjoy the time with my little friends & am very happy that they have trusted me so! They must realize that I not only do not mean them any harm but that they have accepted me into their flight zone!


20140421-IMG_106620140421-IMG_1039-4Sorry,but I guess I should explain? If you are a regular you will remember me saying before Christmas that I was going to try & decorate a tree out in the wilds of Tofino & make it into a Christmas card for everyone.
But alas,I couldn’t find an appropriate tree or setting? I did find this tree but it had a problem………there were shrubs in front of it!
I went out several weeks ago with a hand saw & cut down all those nasty shrubs. I knew I had to get the shot soon as the temperature is getting warmer & the snow will be going bye bye.
A friend calls something like this a “Art Bomb”. When next Christmas comes along,I’m going to do it again & leave it up! Maybe I can find some lights that will only go on at night?