Sunday, July 22, 2018

Roadside Photography

Designer chicken coop, encased in chain-link. There's a one-foot space between the chain-link and the ground, so I don't get it. Nor do the chickens. There are none.

I asked the gate post. No one home there, either.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

An Oven Full of Pies

We managed to pit most of the 20 pounds of cherries we picked on Thursday. Kelly, Liz and Brian purchased some pie shells yesterday morning, and in the afternoon we packed them tight, setting the oven at 375.

Friday, July 20, 2018

A Bowl of Cherries

The tree rarely ripens before it is picked clean by birds. Not this time. Yesterday we filled this stainless steel bowl.

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Goats will be goats, so we gathered two faggots of fifty-year-old cedar stays and applied them to this gate.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre

Figure 1 is publishing a book in celebration of wood and our relationship to it. Not wood as a logging product, but wood in its aestheticized form, as an architectural material.

As a contributor I was assigned three sites -- the Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre -- and asked to submit a 1000 word piece that uses these sites as exemplars of this new relationship.

Yesterday I dropped by the Penticton site to tour its five-storey addition. The photo above was taken from the stairway that leads to its first storey atrium, an ascent that brought to mind everything from Emily Carr's 1930s paintings to Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire (1967).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Granville Signs

Strange to see the Movieland sign on Granville Street's booze-fuelled "entertainment district" -- especially when there are no longer any "shooting" games inside. Fantasy Factory doesn't really have a sign anymore, only this in the window: