Summer didn’t really hit Vancouver until about mid-July this year… Maybe later. This summer really feels like it was cut short – really short. Anyway, looking back, it looks like some fun was had in July.
- Sitting on the dock at Weaver Lake, watching some clouds blow by an otherwise sunny day. Our red canoe is hanging out on the other side of the beat-up fishing boat.
- Newborn baby goats at a farm, totally forget the name of the place.
- Found this gem of a slug crawling down a tree at Weaver Lake. The biggest one I’ve ever seen in my life – almost as long as my hand. And sick as hell. There was a bunch of slugs all in one spot, and they were all huge, but this guy was definitely the biggest one.
- Woodburning stove at my friend’s cabin near Mt Baker. Sitting down to have a drink after a long day’s work cleaning up the overgrown yard from the previous property owners.
- Backstage at the Tragically Hip show at Burnaby Lake… A good friend of Katie’s manages Hey Rosetta!, and they were opening, so we took in the show from the side stage. I’m not a Hip fan, but watching Gordy’s crazy dancing antics is a sight to behold.
- I was at a grocery store in the US and found myself in front of a massive wall of brown beans. A crazy amount of brown beans for how big the store was. I was captivated. And then I started checking out all the different flavours. Wow. I bought at least six cans in flavours I’d never had before. I’m going back for more.
- These blue lights lined the very back of the stage at the Tragically Hip show. They were pretty tech, and amazing how much they did for how little space they took off. They’re pretty tall, but they had my attention for a decent amount of the show.
- I was at the backside of Hastings Park for some reason a few days after they opened the new ride at the PNE. This is that new swing ride that goes really high. I’m sure it has a really clever name, but it’s really just a swing that goes in circles.
- I was putting together this massive sign at work that took a few days to crank out (just because of how large the files were). I forget the actual dimensions but it was 16′ tall, and something like 96′ long. It stretches the length of a large warehouse. Anyway, working in Illustrator, it’s not very often that you’ll see the ‘Reading Image’ progress bar. The progress bar would take forever, and had to load EACH image placed in the file, which took about 50 minutes to open each file. Here you can see the finished sign mounted on the warehouse, and to help you get a sense of scale, click on this and look for the guy sleeping in the lower-left corner.
In Flames – Sounds of a Playground Fading
The Sword – Age of Winters
Alkaline Tri0 – Damnesia
Amon Tobin – Isam
764-HERO – Get Here and Stay
Asobi Seksu – Fluorescence
Neurosis – Live at Roadburn 2007
About the iPhone photo dump: I shoot a lot of photos in the average month, whether it be on my iPhone (or any of my other cameras). Sadly, most of these photos never see the light of day, and sit buried somewhere on a hard-drive. I’m using this monthly feature to set some of those photos free. You can see my full archive of iPhone Photo dumps here.