Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 2018


A couple of years ago, Ming sent us a delicious red chili jelly. As I neared the end of the tiny jar, I tried to recreate it, which ended a disaster as jelly, but it had become an indispensable chili sauce at Chez Nakagawa. As we near the end of that concoction, how do I recreate something that was supposed to be something else? I tried to remember what I used in the ingredients, but Ben had a bumper year of chili last year, (the only thing we grew amidst a field of weeds,) so I got a tad too eager.

It turned in to half a dozen jars of concoction with four varieties of chili that may require a pipette to apply. We may have to bequeath some to a couple of unsuspecting Nelson youth.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Light Nelson 2018

Part 1 : Light projection on wall. Shadow is the people in between light and wall.  This would have been fun to watch kids prance and do funny things but we were too late for that. But Big Kids made up for that.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Wednesday Morning in our Mountain Cabin

It's not a great pic but this is what I got. We've been having a cold spell I love, and some mornings a little bit of mist. Yesterday morning it was spectacular, we couldn't see anything except our neighbor's roof and hills glistening in the sun way over there, (i.e. much better than this,) it felt as if we woke up in a secluded mountain cabin. I grabbed my tinycam and shot a few, with no time to check white balance and other stuff I usually check. The mist was moving fast and seven shots later we were back to another, regular Nelson morning. It was wonderful while it lasted, though. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rainy Day

Rainy Day...

Granny Smith left on our tree for gift to bards for enjoy

Washed in nature's shower


Rainy day, somewhat lazy afternoon...    

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Another Japanese Couple in Town

We saw these scary-looking marionettes in an antique store on Hardy Street. There were no description or explanation on them, and we didn't seek any. $55 each; the lady in a better shape than the man.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Snow Cap

Snow cap is on. It was couple of days ago in the morning.  We have fire-place going from that evening.   Althoth this is not the first time I see in this year.

Winter is here!


Saturday, April 07, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Last Days of Summer

Shot on the same day as Ben's two posts, at lunch time Friday Feb 2, which was for many kids the last day of the summer holiday. There were bleachers on both sides and lots standing around, so a great turnout for a small town.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Shops in Nelson change/morph so often and so rapidly last few ears I don't know what this place is going to be and don't recall what it was just before, or at one time. It's between the music shop and Molly's, which used to be a fab cafe and then a groovy takeaway, last century. It's on Bridge, near Four Spirits Corner, where there used to be, I understand, a church and three pubs. The corner has had a bed shop, a supermarket, and two pubs as long as I can remember.

Monday, February 19, 2018

"Decorative Only"

Hospice Shop, Bridge Street. (See the yellow chair until this minute.)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018


It's called wildfire.  It's very much refreshingly hot and one of my fav plants to grow.

we already harvest few in similar size and it's keep going.  

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Nelson Buskers Festival

Put some donation in, and she will give you some treat(? or surprise?)...

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Missed the Simpsons

I noticed the sky looked like the start of The Simpsons cartoon show, (really simple blue and yellow,) but I couldn't find the camera and by the time I came back to the living room, I was too late.

We had dramatic weather up and down the country today due to ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi.  In  Nelson, two iconic waterfront properties were damaged. More may come to light tomorrow. Elsewhere there were fires due to drought conditions declared/extended earlier in the week. This summer certainly has been extreme, with January the hottest ever recorded. Much of the country could not see the full blue-blood moon, as I understand, because it was too soon to this storm, and high tide tonight at 11.20 PM may cause some more flooding.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Fire in the sky

I can not believe this is the fist sunset pic I'm posting this year.  There were countless of greet sky view already..