Come with me on a magic carpet journey while we travel at lightening speed away from the Canary Islands and Spain for a quick visit to the west coast of Canada and the island where I was born...Vancouver Island.
Michelle has a lovely blog about her bucolic life there on the Saanich Peninsula, where she lives with deer in her garden, raccoons on her porch, stellar jays and bald eagles nesting in her trees: Mich's West Coast Journal.
She's just come back from a day trip to neighbouring Salt Spring Island, a short ferry hop away, which is an even more laid back island where organic agriculture, artists and craftspeople are highlighted in their weekly Saturday markets held in the town of Ganges. But on October 4th there was a special event, the annual Apple Festival where 350 varieties of island grown organic apples including heritage apples were on display.
Michelle has taken some lovely photos of the island and the apple festival, posting them to a slideshow on her blog. She's still becoming accustomed to her new camera, and doesn't do any post editing on her photos, so I think she has done very well in her portrayal of the spirit of the island and the Apple Festival!
Hasta la vista!