Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

view, originally uploaded by Lovewine / Graham jones.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Xmas 2008

Xmas2008, originally uploaded by Lovewine / Graham jones.

Happy Xmas from us to you....and from the kitty to.

Its snowing outside and piling up quick.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The tree

The tree, originally uploaded by Lovewine / Graham jones.

So with less than a week until Xmas we thought it was about time to get the tree up.....well maybe not straight up since it seems to lean a little. Not bad for 9.99 at Superstore. Usually we go and find a tree in the forest and bring it home but what about all the trees that are made just for Xmas that don't get to have a home? This is the first scotch pine Xmas tree we've had and it seems a little hard to hang ornaments on...all the needles point towards the end of the branch so the ornaments slide off easily.

When I was a kid my Gramma would buy ornaments for me every year and I managed to amass quite a collection.

Yay rum and eggnog!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


x-ray, originally uploaded by Lovewine / Graham jones.

I'm back....I spent 5 hours in the dental chair in Kelowna having some work jaw is a little sore. Then it was off to Vancouver to hang with folks for some pre Xmas time and turkey. The roads were shitty for most of the drive back today.....but I'm glad to see the snow!

Monday, December 08, 2008

'The Jam Factory' Fashion Show

Here is a slide show of a Fashion show that occurred in Nelson this past summer. It was fun shooting the event. The air was electric. Those warm summer nights are gone.
This is better if you go here and watch in high quality 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sick Turn

sick turn, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

I heard on CBC that foodbanks are hurting this year. I also just found out that the Scotia Bank in Nelson is matching dollar for dollar any donation to the Nelson foodbank. This sounds like a good place to make a donation.

One month till Xmas.......

Where did 2008 go?

Luongo will be back and Sanford seems to be doing a good job.

Monday, November 24, 2008

unity sbc skateboard ad

unity sbc skateboard ad, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Here is an ad I shot that appeared in SBC Skateboard last summer. The Owners of Unity Boardshop(Jamie and Jillian) in Osoyoos are second to none in terms of awesomeness and they have a great business going on there. I hear Jamie is building a snow-skate course for this winter so I guess there will be some road trips in order. Below is the image before post production.

unity ad before post production

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Seathra @ slocan pools

Seathra @ slocan pools, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Went for an nice walk this morning....this weather is not indicative of the time of year. I can see snow on the mountain tops but not very much. There was talk of going to Idaho peak to do sled laps and get some turns in but we'll have to wait for a little more snow.

Slocan Pools are a 15 minute walk from our house and it was nice to be there in the sunshine this morning...that's my girl getting some rays out on the rocks.

Getting ready to head over to a buddy's place for Hockey Night In Canada, the original six are playing...the canucks already won....sweet!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Pool

the pool

Something to remind me......

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bent Palms

bent-palms, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Just back from the Domincan and energized for winter. The weather was amazing and the rum was good. I'll have to work extra hard at hockey to burn off all the food I ate. When I wasn't reading, napping, eating, drinking or staring out at the ocean....wait a minute...thats all I was doing.

Back to the grind......

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


sweats, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

So if you go to Winlaw and look at the poster board at the Cedar Creek Cafe you'll find signs like this....and also this.....


I think its hilarious.

A group of us went to see Meatdraw play...we also saw them play the night before at the Royal. I've got a bunch of shots to upload but I'm just busy with other stuff right now so you'll have to be patient.

Here is a sample...

At the Royal


At Cedar Creek Cafe....meatdraw_cedarckmeatdrawck

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Radiohead @ Thunderbird Satdium

radiohead_grey, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Summer was great and I'm OK that it is over because I love Fall. There has been snow on the peaks and my ski pass is patiently waiting on my dresser.

Radiohead was ridiculously good. If I were rich I would probably see more of their shows in other countries......oh well.

I met Thom Yorke in Vancouver during their last tour...he was quite pleasant....I was just on my way for a pint at the Irish Heather and I regret not asking him if he would like one as well....who knows what might have happened.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer Corn

corn_bite, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Yeah, so the summer is on it's way out the door and I'm feeling a little panicked about how to fit it all the summer stuff in before its too late. Not that I don't love winter but summer just seemed to go by so fast. Not enough cocktails on the deck, not enough boating or floating down the river or beach time. I know my parents warned me about this....

Sunday, July 13, 2008


peekaboo, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Here are some photos from a fashion show I was shooting last week in Nelson. They were well organized and lots of people came out to watch. It was held at The Factory. My girl had her paper dress' being modeled.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Camp Fire

Camp Fire, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Racing is fun! This is what we do in the evenings at the race track. We even made campfire nachos.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


liquor, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Fun things seen on the trip to LA.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tokyo Police Club

tokyo police club blue, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

It was nice to get out of town and see a show. The Tokyo Police Club played a great show and Attack in Black and Smoosh opened for them. Good Times!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Very Hush Hush

OK kids, here's what's going on this weekend in Nelson. My friends are opening up 
'Very Hush Hush' the Airstream shop and that means all sorts of crafty goodness for you.
This is one of the coolest stores you'll ever come across so if you're in Nelson this summer go and check them out.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bodhi Flying High

Bodhi Flying High, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

OK so I'm still posting snowboard photos...this one is sweet though...its grainy cuz it's a scan from slide! So is anyone else going to see Tokyo Police Club in Kelowna on Wednesday? There are a few extra tickets if you want to go....let me know.

Friday, May 02, 2008


backyard_LA, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Just got back from LA on Monday and I'm glad to be home but we had a wonderful time in the big city. If you don't have a '64 Impala to cruise around LA in....its really not worth the trouble...Oh, and Denise Richards is doing alright...just so you know.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Vote for my Radiohead remix

OK so I remixed 'Nude' by Radiohead and now you can listen to it and vote for it. Go and do it now.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Far Away Places

Far Away Places, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

The sun is coming out more and more but when I look at a photo like this and remember standing there back in November I can't help but want to go away and do a little traveling.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Spring? Whatever!

Absinthe Film Session @ Baldface, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

The Canucks are out of the playoffs....snowboarding rules.......

Saturday, March 29, 2008


sony_sports, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Its Saturday in may be the last hockey game of the season. I have more than completely enjoyed playing my 1st season of hockey ever. It has been a great (sometimes painful) experience learning how to skate and then start playing hockey. There's not a lot of opportunities, as a beginner adult, to play hockey. I was fortunate to get into a co-ed league where there was room for a beginner like myself. I'm going to miss made me feel more Canadian.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Window Grass

Window Grass, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Time to go outside and play..although that's where I play all the time anyway...whatever. By play I guess I mean 'work' in the yard. Now that the snow is gone....all the jobs that were hiding are very prominent now. I think building a fence is high on the list so that we don't have the whole neighborhood checking us out when we're trying to drink gin+tonics on the deck. A fence will provide some privacy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Backside, originally uploaded by Lovewine.
I'm glad to say that it is still winter in the mountains. There is only remnants of snow down here at the valley bottoms and the newest green is starting to sprout. It happens every year around here; people just stop going to the hill even though the snow is good. That makes people like me happy because there are no line-ups and more snow to be had. I have looked at the Mtn. bike but the trails aren't clear yet and who wants to ride on the dirty road?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ice Cold Lucky

Ice Cold Lucky, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Just putting a photo up. The snow is melting fast around here but the riding is still good up at the hill. I'll be able to drive the '63 wagon out of storage soon and get it ready for the race season.

Happy St. Patrick's Day....I think things are going to get ugly after hockey tonite....there was talk of a keg in the dressing room...can't see that going wrong.....

Image of the Day on CBC Radio 3

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Slow Kids on Bikes

Slow Kids on Bikes, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Image of the day on CBC Radio 3. This is my friend's garage along the old highway.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ridge Geyserville 2001

Ridge 2001, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Drink wine....its good for you.

So Ridge makes a good product. I've had this bottle kicking around for several years and it was a pleasure to drink. Since I love wine it makes good economical sense to have bottles in the $10 or less range kicking around for liesurely drinking. A few that have been good buys are of the South American variety.

Finca Flichman Syrah has been around for years and it has maintained a great consistency for under $10 per bottle. You really need a case of this.

Finca Los Primos Malbec is another great buy that will please most discerning palettes. Also coming in under $10 a bottle in the expensive BC liquor stores. A case of this is also a must.

If you your wine in Alberta.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Meow Kitty Kitty

Powse, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

This is Powse...he's our little friend. He had a brother named Klause but he left one day and never came back.Powse likes to lick himself and sleep all the time. He says 'meow' when he has something to say and purrrs like a well tuned tractor when things are going his way.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Warm Snap

Hoar-frost, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

The consistent cold temps have all but disappeared for the time being. After shoveling off the roof....I don't want to shovel for the rest of the winter....but I will if it means more snow for sliding around on.

Check this's me racing in Mission in my '63 wagon.

Monday, February 04, 2008


Sparks, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

A bit of warmth on a winter day...get the marshmellows.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Knob, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

You never know what you'll find in a old Nelson building hallway.


Glengoyne, originally uploaded by Lovewine.

Robbie Burns Day came and went without much of a showing. There was ideas of a gathering that would have included much whiskey, some beef stew, cigars and some card foolery. Instead there was some beer and whiskey at a friend's house. This tasty libation provided some of the entertainment...all the way from a quiet Scottish Glen.
WGY(Whiskey Good Yum)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sweet Snow

Sweer Snow
Originally uploaded by Lovewine
The riding has been sweet.the reset button has been hit....more more more

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I was out for a walk the other day and came across this and thought it would make a good photo. I'm currently working out the bugs of having switched from PC to Mac....learning my way around is interesting. I've always been a DIY kind of guy but I can see that I will need some guidance to become efficient with this new tool. I"m pleased with the results while working with images and can't believe its taken me this long to make the pc laptop would crumble if I had more than a couple of images open in photoshop.

In other news.....I recently experienced my first(hopefully last) hard-drive failure. I'm talking every digital image I've taken to date(lots) and every scan plus all my music(least of my worries). Its currently in a lab facility...if you've ever been through this then you know how I'm feeling. I have learned a painful lesson. I have much of the data backed up...not all of it.....booooooo!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

NYE 2007

Going out with a bang....2007 was a great year. It was mellow over the holidays and there was no shortage of good food and drink. The new house is coming along nicely and its looking like party time...of the warming type.
Click for more photos...