25 September 2007

Jean Valjean the Seagull

Or we could call him Oliver...




A coworker sent me an email about this bird today, so I looked him up on YouTube. Not that I'm sure the seagull is a 'him' but the story I found refers to 'he' so I'll keep the pronoun consistent.

17 September 2007

Seal over the weekend


Oak Bay Rock Sausage


At home with an awful head cold this weekend, I had time to play with paint again. I've been wanting to translate some of my photos from last spring's whale watching trip into a painting, so I started with a seal.

I didn't get any photos nearly this close - even with the telephoto - but they're just too cute not to do a proper portrait. Although they're adorable, I'm told that seals are not particularly good for a cuddle. Or even recommended for petting from a sturdy wharf.