The Gray Inukshuk


Inukshuk Sculpture, Nanaimo

In some parts of the world, the ocean is never a beautiful aqua blue. In fact, sometimes it’s downright dingy. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful anyway.

And what better backdrop for a rock sculpture than moody gray?

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Ground Washing


Ground Washing

Washing the ground in the rain – the definition of asinine.

What’s the most ridiculous waste of resources you’ve ever witnessed?

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Pretty Purple Periwinkles


Periwinkle Pair, originally uploaded by The Sage’s Cupboard.

Isn’t it amazing how nature seems to pair up contrasting colors perfectly? Some people, when viewing one of these lovely periwinkle flowers on a pure white background, might say they were blue. The faintness of the color does allow for a little doubt. But when seen in their natural environment, the green leaves make sure that the purple stands out.

Do you ever argue with friends about the color of an object?  What color do you see in this photo?

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Nature Walk: Scotch Broom


Scotch Broom, originally uploaded by The Sage’s Cupboard.

Even terrible things can be beautiful. Scotch Broom is an awful culprit for hay fever, which for some is bad enough. It is also an invasive species in British Columbia. It not only chokes out other plants, including young trees, but also increases the risk and intensity of wildfire in rural areas.

But what a great yellow!

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