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Old 03-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #4531
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I think it might be an opportune time to brighten things up, if that's actually possible.

Here's a camellia bush in bloom right now, although there was no sun to brighten it up.
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Not quite as colourful, but a Christmas rose and a rhodo.
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Finally arrived at a decision on the top handrail on the top stairs, and here it is.

Has kind of an art deco touch to it. Now have to wait for the weather to warm up to get the finish on.
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And today I finished the window sills and casings on the big ten windows in the master bed room. Sills are arbutus wood, somewhat spalted, casings are all red cedar.
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Here's part of the reason the light wasn't much good for pics today. This is the sort of thing which kept running up Vancouver Island most of the day.
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But for a little while just before sunset, the weather calmed and gave way to this view.
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It looks like mother nature is trying to make up for the bad weather she sent you guys all winter. Beautiful pictures of the flowers and the sunset pics are spectacular. The color and shapes of the clouds are amazing.

That's a very clever way of making that railing. It looks great. It'll be a conversation piece for sure.

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It looks like mother nature is trying to make up for the bad weather she sent you guys all winter. Beautiful pictures of the flowers and the sunset pics are spectacular. The color and shapes of the clouds are amazing.

That's a very clever way of making that railing. It looks great. It'll be a conversation piece for sure.

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Fact is, that nobody really needs to go up those stairs. It leads to the roof and I essentially built it that way to access the solar panels.

As for the weather...we aren't out of the woods just yet. Still cool at night, barely above freezing, and mucho rain still forecast.
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Your photos are just fantastic, the beauty of it all is spectacular to say the least. Hopefully winter will loose its grip on ya'll real soon and you won't freeze trying to work. I don't have heat in my shop and in the winter it just isn't fun to be out there. Maybe you will be on the main land this time next year and not have to spend another winter on your island.

I like your rail, that is really creative and looks great. I really like the railing on your balcony, the SS cable will not hamper the fantastic view there, that was some good planning.
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You should enter the two sunset pictures in a contest.

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Well this doesn't belong on page two!
How are things progressing Coco? Hope all is well.

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'CoCo', there are immediate, and potentially...so many 'sun shots', of either morning or afternoon, prolly, more afternoon, ..'shots', that you have taken, and ..will take, because ..West shots, are so more incredible, because of your Island position, that you ..should 'prioritize" those, and make a book of photos, just based on ..'those'! And, with that 'revenue', would be able to purchase,..that GMC 671 "blower',..for your ..'potential'..ride! ==8^)
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'CoCo', there are immediate, and potentially...so many 'sun shots', of either morning or afternoon, prolly, more afternoon, ..'shots', that you have taken, and ..will take, because ..West shots, are so more incredible, because of your Island position, that you ..should 'prioritize" those, and make a book of photos, just based on ..'those'! And, with that 'revenue', would be able to purchase,..that GMC 671 "blower',..for your ..'potential'..ride! ==8^)
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Great idea Scoggy. Imagine a nice big coffee table book with all of those sunset pics? Do you think it would start out at #1 or #2 on the NYT Best Seller List?
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Can't get the morning ones as you know. But the evening ones are always better anyway...that's why we're on the right side of the island.

Who says I need a 671 anyway? I'm gonna have enough trouble keeping the thing straight just with an LSA in it!
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Great idea Scoggy. Imagine a nice big coffee table book with all of those sunset pics? Do you think it would start out at #1 or #2 on the NYT Best Seller List?
Not much point doing it if it's only going to be number 2 eh?

Been dealing with a bum knee for a few days, but I have managed to keep going on the house in fits and starts. I should be able to take a few pics tomorrow of the beginnings of the building of a closet. Pretty exciting eh?

Ahhh, but you've never seen one like this before. For starters the end walls are sort of open...and each has over 20 pieces of curved arbutus wood going in it. If I can pull it off it will be unique.

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