Friday, September 18, 2009

The Week in Pictures

Have made a bit of progress fleshing out characters and certain scenes for the Nano story, but am having problems outlining the sequence of events. I am hoping for divine inspiration or an Epiphany or something like that. I present the last several days in pictures for your viewing enjoyment.


The berry best the island has to offer...






(yes, I do look a little stunned after all that picking)











Life has gone to the dogs...
(sub-titled, of course, Who Let the Dogs Out...)

All I can say is better him in the silly hat than me...






Umm, I wanted an excuse to to back to the harbour cam again...the Celebrity Constellation visited (965ft long, 122ft wide) just passed through the narrows...
The turn to port...
Approaching the dock...

Let's just put her into 'park'...


(I know what you're thinking. Alan has waaaaay to much time on his hands...)

15 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Mmm, berries. Yay, dog hat! : )

Anton Gully said...

When'd your profile pic fall through the timewarp, Alan? Rockin' that tash..

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

I liked the photos. Gives me a view of the world I've never seen before, and not likely to see except through the eyes of someone else.

And I feel for you with your plot sequence! Been there done that, for sure.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Natalie-I should point out that wasn't us who dressed up the dog...

Anton-Just thought I'd have a little change. Believe that was from '92 or so, a couple of years before I got married (not that marriage has anything to do with making one so grey...)

Sylvia-Glad you liked the photos. I have a tendency to not appreciate the view of where I live until after I'm gone...I'm trying to change that as I get older.

katey said...

Mmm berries! That is indeed a lot of pickin'. Also, poor dog. :/

I had a major series of events issue on that book I just clocked, so I feel you. I wish you much luck and easy rearrangement!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Did you notice that the dog looks positively delighted?

Akasha Savage said...

My hubby's into boats in a BIG way!! He liked your photo's. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Katey-I'm just picking away at scenes as they pop into my head. Guess the real thinking will be in November. Crap! Where will I find the time...

Natalie- As I recall the dog wasn't smiling. he was laughing at another greyhound in a Spiderman outfit!

Akasha-I'm growing to like them too (getting more interested as we're going on a cruise in the spring). My sister got some good photos of that ship leaving the harbour as we happened to be down there when it left port.

Aaron Polson said...

I have some serious berry envy right now. Man...the pie I would make.

Helen Ginger said...

Love all the photos. Am impressed that you can speak "boat." What did you do with the berries? Make pies? I would have eaten most of them before they ever made it into the buckets, let alone pies.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Alan W. Davidson said...

We used most of the blueberries for jam and saved the rest for putting in muffins and pancakes. The partridgeberries were also made into jam (with a bit of apple to make it less tart). I won't eat berries 'raw'.

My son, being in sea cadets, is sure to correct me when I mis-speak the boat lingo.

Laura Eno said...

Great photos! My husband would tell you that, yes, marriage does make one go grey...

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Lovely photos! I'm of the belief that time looking at ships is never wasted!

I commiserate with you about your plot outlines, 'tis a tricky but oh so necessary step in my opinion.

Glad to have found your blog! Greetings from the west coast of Canada and from someone who grew up in Victoria as well!

Elspeth

Alan W. Davidson said...

Laura-I'm just happy that I still have hair to turn grey as my dad's as bald as a cue ball.

Elspeth-Welcome! As far as I'm aware, you're the first Canadian to drop in here. Thanks for the greetings from the 'left coast'. I lived in Victoria (and Sidney) from '65 until '85. Attended Spectrum high school. Will check out your blog.

K.C. Shaw said...

I love those pictures! And I wish I could drop by for cobbler or whatever you do with all those billions of berries. :)