Exploring The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society

Exploring The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society

There are so many different places to visit and things to see on Vancouver Island that it is easy to put off going to any of them, thinking, I can go there any time.  The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society / Heritage Acres Museum, is easily seen when driving on the main highway towards Victoria International Airport or the ferry to the mainland and has always been one of those places that I kept meaning to go to, so I finally decided to take a trip out there and see what they had to offer.  I am glad that I did.

SHAS sign and old pumps and equipment

Heritage Acres Museum has many items on display

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Appetite for Art Show

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in my first art show, where I had some prints on display. The Appetite for Arts show in Sooke, BC is held annually, and art pieces are paired with food dishes, which have been inspired by the art.

Art on display in the hotel ballroom

a variety of art works by various local artists

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More Phogtography

I enjoy getting out with my camera pretty much any chance I get, but foggy days are special, because they can transform the ‘ordinary’ scenery to something very different.  Today was one of those days, so I decided to go to the boardwalk in Sooke to check out what was in store for me this time.

a bird rests on the boardwalk on a foggy day

Thick fog on the water

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My First Time… Entering Prints at a Fair

This year was the 103rd edition of the Sooke Fall Fair and it marked the first time I have entered prints in any competition.  While I entered many of the categories, I really didn’t know what to expect for results.  I was not disappointed.

sff-winners-collage

Setting the Bar 

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Phogtography in the Forest

I planned on taking another hike down to Mystic Beach this weekend and the day started off in the beautiful sunshine. Half an hour later, I had driven through three separate areas of fog, including at my destination, which made me quite happy. I love the atmosphere fog gives to photographs!

black and white photo of rays of light illuminating fog in the rainforest

Sunbeams slice through the fog

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A Hike to Mystic Beach

After a couple weeks of hot weather some clouds rolled in and kept the temperature at a reasonable level for a hike through the woods up and down some very steep inclines, to Mustic beach. The hike down to the beach was around 35 minutes, and for much of it the ground was covered by interwoven tree roots.

roots bw

Interwoven roots carpet the rainforest floor

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Deuce Days in Victoria

I happened to be in downtown Victoria this weekend and as usual, had my camera with me.  Turns out this was opportune, as this weekend is “Deuce Days” in Victoria and it is billed as the largest gathering of 32 Ford Coupes in the world.  I wasn’t when all of them got together in one area, but I did happen to see a number driving around, as well as several other old classics.

32 Forde Deuce Coupe in front of the Old Spaghetti Factory in Victoria BC

One Hot Coupe

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