These cute little quails are neighbourhood residents where we live. This spring I was lucky to spot a flock of them with more than a dozen fluffy babies no bigger than a toonie 2$ coin! They were sooo tiny and cute! Too quick for my camera though. Here a few pictures of the momma and poppa birds with an older chick.
We went to see Botanical beach this summer. The trail down to the beach had some impressive twisted trees that remind me of bonsai. The tidal pools are marvelous! I also spotted some bear poop by a hidden stream running onto the beach.
In 2006 and 2007 I was commissioned by the City of Victoria and the Oaklands and Fairfield communities to paint murals on their emergency services storage boxes. These important storage boxes are often the target of vandalism so a mural on the surface is a way to discourage vandalism while beautifying the community at the same time.
November is here, arriving with a blanket of heavy rainclouds and a colder bite to the air. It’s time to hibernate a little more, and infuse our lives with some creativity to warm us while the sun is farther away.
10 lbs of ripe organic tomatoes
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch green onions
1 red onion
4 ears of corn, kernels shaved off the cob
10 cloves organic garlic
2 jalapeño peppers
1 green pepper
2 small zucchinis
2/3 Cup vinegar
1/2 C salt
2/3 C sugar
2 limes, zest and juice
3 big handfuls of fresh basil