One of several recent frosty mornings for Harbour Air at the Ganges Harbour seaplane terminal.
I had another opportunity to create photographic reproductions for Heather Webb from her lovely collage work. I feature a few here, if for no other reason than to show some of the variety of her work.
Salt Spring Island is a small place, known for artists—and we think we know them all. I’m reminded again that’s clearly not true! (perhaps it’s a “false fact”!)
The GISS music students present their end-of-semester show, Mad World: selections from the Junior composition class, small ensembles, some beautiful solos, choir and GISPA music. One performance 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm January 24th at ArtSpring Theatre. Tickets are $15.
Below are a few photos from tonight’s rehearsal:
* Performers, follow this link to unedited images from yesterday. You may use the images for your personal use, including social media. The images are available here until the end of January. —jc
*update this Dropbox link may work better for you:
Cameron pointed out this old stump to me in the way dogs do when on a forest walk. At first I thought, “Hey, that’s pretty funny.” Then I realized a piece of history like this should be left to age gracefully and that this was not so funny after all. I thought back to my favourite Salt Spring springboard stump and decided to re-post content from March of 2016:
This massive Cedar stump (about 10 feet high) is evidence of the early days of logging on Salt Spring Island. In order to reduce the amount of cutting (by hand) and make possible the cutting of a tree on a steep slope, the loggers cut notches to accommodate ‘springboards’. They would then stand on the springboards and cut the tree above the much wider butt. This would not only reduce the amount of work but would make transporting the log possible. Or so I’ve read…
For me it was a beautiful moment with exquisite light and colours—and a glimpse into the past.