Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.

31 Years, Well Actually 32

We are traveling with Picasso to celebrate 32 years together, 31 of them married. We are camping near Anacortes. The temp is 70 and the sky is clear…summer in the Pacific Northwest. This was the view from the top of … Continue reading

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Three New Paintings

Yes, I have been painting in between our hikes and day trips. There are many things here to inspire paintings. Here are three I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks. I love the grasses along the seashore. These I … Continue reading

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Border Wall Blues

On this most controversial of July 4th holidays we view the Presidential farce through the lens of Canadian media. It inspired me to write some new verses to my Border Wall Blues. Friends, send this song far and wide. To … Continue reading

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Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Another day, another scenic hike. This took us to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, just a few miles south of the Little Qualicum River we visited the other day. In addition to the falls, the trail meanders through an old … Continue reading

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Little Qualicum River

One day we took a trip over to Little Qualicum River Falls Provincial Park. Each time we come to this place we discover new things to see. The trees change, the light comes from different angles, new plants surprise us, … Continue reading

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An Overnight to Victoria

We took an overnight trip to Victoria. Originally the plan was to meet some friends there and then they would drive back to Courtenay with us. However, when illness intervened and they could not come the plans changed. We decided … Continue reading

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A Few Artworks

Yes, we have been sketching and painting up here on Vancouver Island as a few of you have asked. Here are pics of some of my efforts.     I have some other sketches done while walking and have other … Continue reading

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Nymph Falls

We’ve been walking every day, doing some painting, and playing some music. I played once more on Sunday evening at Roy’s Towne Pub. What a great group of musicians! The open mike is hosted by Judy and Bruce Wing, an … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Today we returned to another favorite spot, Miracle Beach Provincial Park. While this park does not offer lengthy trails, it has an awesome beach (at low tide) that attracts Canadian sunbathers. When we arrived the beach was crowded with families … Continue reading

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Strathcona Provincial Park

Today we visited Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. The flowers are just beginning to bloom as the remnants of the winter snowfall were still in evidence. The fairest flower in the meadow always seemed to be nearby! She even … Continue reading

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