Monday, 30 September 2013

Quirky Stuff

On a visit to Yale, B.C., I liked this attempt to make a plain wooden fence more attractive. Not a real flower in sight on the property, however.


And in my neighbourhood, a gardener who figures that one scare owl is not enough.


There were more owls than my camera could capture in one photo...but no crows. Maybe it works.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Let There Be Light

Back in March I wrote about the impact on us of the new house next door, particularly the light lost from Michael's workroom. We have somewhat solved the problem by having a skylight installed. It's called a sun dome and is a silver-lined tube that extends from the roof through the attic space to the ceiling and directs natural light into the room. There's a clear plastic dome on the roof and a diffuser at the ceiling end. It has made quite a difference.


I took this photo on a sunny day. It's not as bright, of course, when the sky is cloudy.