"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Monday, October 29, 2012


A sweet bee mural decorates the sidewalk seating area of a coffee shop at Fulford Harbor,  Salt Spring Island, posing the question, "Why are bees so important to our planet?" (Do you know the answer?)


Monday, October 22, 2012


This smiling dolphin gives a cheery welcome to the patrons of Grateful Heads Hair Design, on McPhillips Street, Ganges, Salt Spring Island.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Butterfly wall

I just loved this eye-catching wall of butterflies. It borders a parking lot on McPhillips Avenue, I think, in downtown Ganges, Salt Spring Island

Butterfly wall - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Butterfly wall  (detail right) - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Butterfly wall  (detail left) - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Monday, October 08, 2012

Salt Spring Island Buoy

This downtown Ganges (Salt Spring Island) mural fascinated! I photographed it several times in changing light in order to get a detailed view of all sides.

Buoy mural (1) - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Buoy mural (2) - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

Buoy mural (3) - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC
Buoy Mural - Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC
The Saltspringisland.org website explains the mural's history and significance:
"The famous Landmark Mural on a retired can buoy is a "must see" while in Ganges. The buoy used to mark a spot 420 km up the coast at a location known to the Coast Guard as Delta 10 near Skeena River. It now marks the entrance to Centennial Wharf in Ganges, BC. There are Orcas, salmon, cod, an octopus seals and other marine life adorning the buoy, as well as a Coast Guard cutter and kayaks.  The mural depicts what would be seen on and below the water near Salt Spring Island.
The Landmark Mural was painted by  Amarah K. Gabriel and Timothy Hume of The Art Angels."

Monday, October 01, 2012

Elvis is in town!

This mural of Elvis along with his pink Cadillac (by Michelle Loughery) is on the side of the Beer and Wine store in Merritt B.C. (part of the town's musical theme hearkening back to its Merritt Mountain Music Festival days).




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