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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Carr House

It's been several years since I visited the house in James Bay where Emily Carr grew up and spent much of her adult life. When I stopped there last Sunday, however, I discovered it is only open during the tourist season from May until September. A National Historic Site, it's well worth a visit. It's a lovely old house still looking as good, I'm sure, as when our most famous artist lived there.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Old Bandstand

This little building was used for many years as a bandstand for summer concerts in the park. It has been replaced by a larger stage but the original bulding is preserved here near the southern end of the stone bridge. I like this photo because of the hardy rhododendrons blooming though it is nearly mid-winter. I came across some other winter blossoms recently we'll have a look at next week.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Goodacre Lake 4 - Dabblers

Goodacre Lake has a large resident population of dabbling ducks, mostly American Widgeons and Mallards. Many people like to visit the park and feed the ducks, a popular activity with kids, The ducks like it too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Goodacre Lake 3 - McTavish Island

There are a couple of small islands in Goodacre Lake - above is the most prominent, McTavish Island, viewed from the stone bridge in yesterday's photo.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Goodacre Lake 2

Here's another view of the stone bridge seen in yesterday's photo. Although the park was not so crowded as it can get during the summer there were still a fair number of Victorians out to enjoy the winter sunshine.