November 20, 2020

Quilting Group


Christmas quilts and Masks

Group still very busy sewing masks and quilts in YSAGS room and at home.

Quilts for the Veterans Memorial Lodge

Hey! How do you like these masks?

Hurray! Here are masks for everyone.

October 23, 2020

Quilting Group

Once a Quilter, always a Quilter!

Lookin' Good!


Photography Group


Here are 2 images taken recently.

This Cherry Tomato plant kept giving through out the summer.

When the rains came a few weeks ago, mushrooms popped up all over.
I call this my Fugal Bundle.

September 16, 2020

Quilters Keeping Busy


Here is evidence that our Quilters never rest.

Posted September 16, 2020.

Masks and Quilts made through the Summer during the Pandemic.

Donated to Cairnsmore Care Residence.

Lots of warmth donated to the residents at Cairnsmore!

Non Medical Masks.

July 12, 2020


July 12, 2020

Just because we are Social Distancing and wearing Masks doesn't mean we can't use our cameras.
Spiders love to hang around and  beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder.

This was taken with my new Samsung S10e. It is remarkable the quality
of the pictures it produces.

July 6, 2020

General Announcement/Theatre Group

The Theatre Group saying "Good Bye".

All the BEST to you RAY!

Theatre is going well with Penny, our driving force.  One of our members has moved to Halifax and left a big hole in our team which will be hard to fill.  Ray Bootland was a big part of our team but we will survive and hope to carry on learning and having fun.

March 28, 2020

Men's Walking Group

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are standing down until the "Social Distancing" policy is removed.  Hope to be back on the trails soon. -- Brook

March 16, 2020

Men's Walking Group

Seven of us jumped in 2 cars and made the l-o-n-n-n-g trip up to Nanaimo for a stroll around Westwood Lake - a 6 Km walk.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Follow the trace counter-clockwise from where the cars are parked. (near center right)

Not too far from where we parked - the beach area.

Reflections - typical for a nice sunny day.

The first boardwalk - there are a total of 17 of these of various sizes
around the lake.

More reflections - there are a few reflection photos.

In this photo it is just the reflection.

Lots of tall trees.

This was a man made lake, so lots of old tree stumps poking skyward.

Another of the 17 walkways.

We could see the odd coin in the water.

Not sure what it is or what

A very easy trail to walk.

Some blown down trees that were removed from over the

Can you see the bird in this tree and root stump?

The "Half Way Point".

The first walkway as seen from the opposite side of the lake.

Had to show more reflections.

Nice burls on some tree

A fisherman on the lake.

Zoomed in a bit.

Mill Bay trails aren't the only ones with
mysterious painted rocks. But the Mill Bay rocks are nicer?

Getting to the hilly parts of the trail.

Bill overlooking his momentary domain.

More tall trees.

The official "Lake Procclamation."

A delicious lunch and beverage in Ladysmith at the
"FOX & HOUNDS" Pub. 


March 13, 2020

YSAGS Special Events

It looks as if YSAGS members know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Did you feel the earth move?

After all the hilarity, some calming Harp music.

March 9, 2020

Men's Walking Group

Eleven of us walked about 6 Km today around the Quarry near Cobble Hill Park.  The weather was a chilly 1 deg C to start but eventually the sun warmed us up a bit.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

Parked the cars near the entrance to Burnham Park.  Did a clockwise loop.  Through the yellow gate, down the Bamberton-Haul Road, finished up on Thain Road and back to the cars.

Off we go - down the Bamberton-Haul Road.


Passed this artwork alongside Bamberton-Haul Road.

Looking over to the Quarry on our right.

A bunch of ducks making patterns on the water near the
southwest end of the Quarry.

The patterns are best seen from a distance.

One of a few wet obstacles.  Notice the ice patterns.

A little uphill climbing involved.

Panoramic view from the west side of the Quarry.

Looking southwest.

"Hello!" to Sally and Brian from Don.

Looking towards the southwest end of the Quarry.

The water is quite a ways down from here.

People have added Inukshuks for interest.

For any passerby with cold ears??

Another of those mysterious painted rocks.

It was found in the old Stone Oven,
a couple layers above the open front.

How do we get around this lake?

We found a bypass.

More Shadows.

Arriving back where we started.

Coffee at the "Red Schoolhouse" in Cobble Hill.