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in passing

Yesterday morning I took this shot of two sailboats crossing paths as they headed out for the day. Normally at this time of year the sky would be clear, but we’ve had quite a bit of cloudy, showery weather lately and it feels like summer hasn’t really started yet.

In some ways it’s good: I haven’t had to hand-water our new garden plants as much, the grass is still pretty green, and the fire hazard for the island is rated as “moderate” as opposed to “high” or “extreme”. Still, I bet island visitors would appreciate a few hot sunny days. Maybe come August?

sailboats, Pender Island B.C.

summer solstice

Happy first day of summer! Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Summers here on Pender Island are wonderful. Days are sunny and warm, rarely becoming unpleasantly hot thanks to ocean breezes. Nights are cool, humidity is low, and mosquitoes and other annoying bugs are few.

However, summer is not my best-loved photography season. Early morning is my favourite time to be out with my camera, but I’m not hard-core enough to set my alarm for 4:00 AM to catch a summer sunrise, and the sun is already high in the sky and the best light gone by 7:00 AM. So bring on the later sunrises and earlier sunsets — I’m not at all sad that the days will be getting shorter from here on out.

This shot was taken a couple of days ago on a south Pender Island beach, around 9:45 PM or about half an hour after sunset.

Gowlland Point, Pender Island B.C.