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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Orb Weaver

About a year ago I posted a photo of a common house fly so this year, in order to honor the equal time for opposing parties rule, I am posting a photo of a spider. This particular spider built and maintains his web just outside my door so I see him every day. My spider identification skills are rudimentary at best but it appears this is a member of the Orb Weaver family. However since there are over 3,000 species in this family I will not attempt a more specific identification. Whenever I focus in on insects I am amazed at how hairy they are!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Funk Cannon

Here's a group that never fails to draw an enthusiastic crowd with their high energy music. This is Funk Cannon - two saxophones and a drummer. They are a local group though here they are performing as part of the Victoria International Buskers Festival. They put on a great show
Thomas Daudlin
Maxwell Stover
Hunter Ellis (drums)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pierre St. Pierre

During the recent Victoria International Buskers Festival I was pleased to see that the organizers included some of our local buskers in the program. Anyone who looks at this blog regularly will know that I have a special fondness for our local street performers who are out there sharing their art with us for many months each year and enlivening our streets with their talents. Pictured today is one such, Pierre St. Pierre, who never fails to mesmerize children with his clockwork mime and nostalgic French cafe music.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Irish Melody

Amidst all the hurley-burley of the last weekend's activities I enjoyed a few moments or peace and tranquility listening to this lovely young woman playing her Celtic Harp on Government Street just in front of a shop selling Irish merchandise.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Northwest Deuce Days

While Northwest Deuce Days is meant to display restored and customized 1932 Ford Deuce Coupes, it also includes other cars from that era. In all there were over a thousand cars on display on blocked off streets around the Inner Harbour. Over 500 of the cars were actual deuce coupes. There were so many cars on display that some were even accommodated in the Legislature entrance driveways (above). If you were anywhere in Victoria on the Friday or Saturdays you would have been treated to a drive past of many of the display vehicles as their owners explored the city.