December 25, 2012


Merry Xmas to all
Have a GREAT day

Helen & Denis

December 21, 2012

Wood Carving

 A couple pictures of our wood carvers at Xmas time 2012. Merry Xmas to all.
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December 20, 2012

Womens Walking Group

It has been an interesting year. We have seen many changes
in our local communities,we have also discovered new areas
and new trails.Our walks for 2012 have ended as we will not
walk Dec 24th which is Christmas Eve,or Dec 31st New
Years Eve.We will all be rested,energized,and looking
forward to our first walk in 2013 on monday morning
Jan 7th.See you at the Legion at 10am.   V.M.

Womens Walking Group

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

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December 17, 2012

Men's Walking Group

First snowfall of the season.

Didn't deter the hardy Men's Walking Group though.

Artistic or autistic fence.

Old dog - must have been comfortable, didn't bark or move a hair.

Not too many photo ops due to wet slushy weather but here are a few from our Cobble Hill walk today.

December 12, 2012

Womens Walking Group

Eight of us had a good walk from Kerry Park.No pictures
taken,but a beautifully decorated house was found on the way
home.See picture below. Next week will be a local walk
leaving from the Legion at 10 am.

Womens Walking Group

Well done and many decorations were made by hand
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December 10, 2012

YSAG Men's Walking Group

You beat me to it Dennis in posting images from our walk but I'm thinking I'll post mine also. It was a great day for walking as was the picture taking and then we finished it all off nicely by having coffee at McDonalds.

The Falls at Rat Lake

What are you guys doing in my forest?

Rat Lake in Autumn

Men's Walking Group

Some photos from our Rat Lake walk.

Rat Lake panorama.

Lily Pads.

The Waterfall.

Rest stop - but the bench was pretty wet.

We are being watched.

Another view of the lake.

December 5, 2012

Womens Walking Group

American Wigeons
Common Goldeneye

Canada Geese

Yellow-legged Gull
Great Blue Heron
Does anyone know a local bird which feeds upside down ?
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December 4, 2012

yuetide Luncheon Bus trip to Naval base Esquimalt

 What a great trip to Naden on  the Bus, Sunny in the morning when we left, They again did a great job on the Turkey Dinner with all the trimming's. I just had to have 2 bowl's of the plum pudding with Rum sauce,Yum Yum. Its so nice to have those young men and women serving us and their palatines and hummer, They did a superb job. I'm sure we all enjoyed the whole thing, Next year make sure you get your name down early, Its to good a deal to miss if you haven't been on it. The Shawnigan Lake  School supplied the bus and driver & YSAG pays for the gas, about 30.00. Great deal all round Tks All.
Denis L

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December 2, 2012

Computer/Photography grp

Hi Photographers,
Next Tuesday December 4 is a photography meeting. I'm including with this notice a fractal that I created with a free downloable program. It really has nothing to do with photography but it is possible to make some very colorful, striking images. Included is one I just made.
Also, not a photography topic but I need to let you all know that with Mike's guidance I now have a pretty fast improved computer. It has 4 GB of memory and a new 500GB hard drive. A lot of old files were dumped or moved and there now is no file compression or indexing going on in the background. It's like a new machine!
Bring your photography/camera questions and show your latest pictures.
Till Tuesday.