Archive for January, 2013

When you live on an island, taking an afternoon excursion can involve more than just a leisurely drive through the countryside.  Eventually all roads lead to the edge of the Earth, where the decision then becomes whether we find a boat and keep on going or don a wetsuit and start paddling!  On this warm, still day we thought […]

Frozen Patties

Posted: 21st January 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Now, before we jump into today’s post with both flippers, let me prepare this by saying we’re not sure that any of the cows in today’s photo are actually named Patty at all.  Being married to one of the sharpest minds in the drawer lends itself to times of great hilarity.  Such was an afternoon […]

Today’s communication devices often come with advanced forms of interfaces, allowing the user to take more than one call at the same time, and in many cases send photos and videos while on a call.  This might come as an absolute shock to some, but this wasn’t always the case.  In today’s world you could […]

Madness isn’t always bad.  Sometimes it can be fuel for the fire of champions.  This is the story of what happens when a team of dedicated professionals get together and create a mascot that symbolizes their passion and winning attitudes.  Eventually it takes on a life of it’s own and comes alive. We’re heading back […]

Art is highly subjective, what is beautiful to one person may not be so to someone else.  Techniques, methods and meanings maybe controversial or obvious to some, yet not to others.  There are as many opinions out there on a particular piece as there are art lovers.  This is one of the things that makes […]

The air was so cold it was thick.  I swore that you could cut it with a knife it felt so heavy.  Frost sat on everything exposed in the marine landscape, and even direct sunlight for a period of time wasn’t enough to get rid of it.  And through it all, a light foggy mist […]

The Last Bastion

Posted: 4th January 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It’s near impossible to imagine the lives that the early settlers must have led here on Vancouver Island.  Sure, it hardly ever gets super-cold up here and the snow usually just sticks around for a short period of time when it actually makes an appearance.  Today we give none of this a second thought, but […]

Zooming Into 2013

Posted: 3rd January 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Vette to Victoria
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Now that 2012 is firmly in our rear-view mirror and 2013 is in front of us, there’s nothing like hitting the open road and putting the pedal to the metal!  Thanks for joining us today as we roll into the new year with a blast down the highway of life by checking out several stunning […]