Sun, Sea and Sculpture

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Frank ‘n company. Hanging out at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. A bronze statue of former Nanaimo Mayor, Frank Ney in his alter ego persona of “Black Frank” the pirate.

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Maffeo Sutton Park is located right on the city’s water front. To the left is a glimpse of Newcastle Island. On right is Protection Island. It’s clear to see why Nanaimo is called the “Harbor City”!

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There’s lots to see and do from smelling the roses, to checking out incredible art sculptures positioned throughout the park.

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For a casual glam look, I’m wearing a classic jean jacket from Suzy Shier. Copper buttons add distinction and visually connect with this delightful rusted metal sculpture.

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Getting cozy with a crustacean wearing a red pencil skirt with navy floral tank top. Top, Ardene. Skirt from Suzy Shier.

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Harbor viewing always fascinates.

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From seaplanes to ferries, yachts to kayaks, vibrant activity is all around.

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Not to mention sailboats of all sorts. Pontoon planes are a common and practical way reach the mainland, glimpsed here in a series of majestic mountains.

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Back to art. Actually the entire waterfront is designed as an interactive tidal sculpture. As the ocean recedes, man made pools are revealed. Great for checking out various creatures that call these shallow basins, home.

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Bubbles!

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Nanaimo’s famous Barred Owl. Wonderful wire sculpture shows off the banding that gives this owl species it’s name. Mousie crouches in peril!

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Another fascinating art statement is “Hungry Bunny” by local artist, Dale Schulz.

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The popular piece brings the ‘hammer’ down on roaming rabbits.

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Oceanspray and sandstone. Nature’s art at the park.

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Rose for a rose. Nootka roses bloom on bluffs by the sea, as well as on a pretty top for me! Photos by Bob Tobin.

 

All Hallows Weekend – An Autumn Walk

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Oak leaves turn shades of russet at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. All the great photos are taken by Bob Tobin.

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Dodging rain showers for an invigorating walk to celebrate the season.

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Pumpkin orange tunic dress by Suzy Shier is snuggled up to a statement April Cornell sweater sourced from Value Village.

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Rich autumnal colours are echoed in a striped alpaca scarf from in Peru.

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Exotic Arbutus trees with signature cinnamon hued bark, are loaded down with brilliant orange berries. Perfect accent to showcase fiery Fall!

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My favorite! Wonderful leather belt with antique brass leaf buckle.

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Horsey ‘n me and heaps of golden leaves.

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Pulling the Autumn season look together with these tan leather ankle boots, another find from Value Village Nanaimo.

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The iconic Big Leaf Maple! “My wealth lies not in coin, but in fields of gold abounding.” Darragh Worledge