California Quails

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.

Botanical Beach

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.


Congratulations Elizabeth May!

This lovely lady is Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. This week she was re-elected in her riding and is the sole elected MP representing the Green Party of Canada.

Signing the restored Fairfield Mural, October 2015

Oaklands and Fairfield Murals restored!

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.

Welcome to 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2012 brings you abundance, good health, creativity and joy!

True to my promise in my November blog entry I have been in hibernation over the winter. But now, like the sprouting bulbs and buds in my garden, I am emerging from the dark!


Happenings in November (2011)

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.


Fall Art Courses (2011)

(Note – this is an old post from my previous website. The courses described below are from 2011 and are not currently being offered. – Caro, January 2016)

Today I’m writing to tell you about the fall art courses I will be offering at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.


Art at Goldstream (2011)

(Note – this is another old post from my previous website. The Nature of Island Artists show happens every other year and was just on during fall of 2015. – Caro, January 2016)

This weekend is the opening of a show I am really excited about: The Nature of Island Artists at Goldstream Nature House.

garden goodies

Caroline’s Kick-Ass Salsa (2011)

Caroline’s Kick Ass Salsa Recipe

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