It’s December!!!!!

Time flies…..I have some catching up to do….

This fall seems to have flown by and here we are in December already. Life has been relatively quite on the island. We had a couple of very big storms, no major trees down but many many branches. The last storm clocked winds of 98kms and hour….just over 60 mph… was a frightening night…we had 9 days straight of record rain fall…things have since dried up and the last couple of days have been warm (for us!) and even a number of sunny days…no complaints. Snow is in the forcast but hopefully not for us, although you can all imagine that Santos wishes otherwise!

In late October we hosted a dinner, wine tasting and overnight on Steep Island with Michelle & Mark  of “Cheddar & Co. Specialty Foods Ltd.” in Campbell RIver and Ben & Jill of “SouthEnd Farm Vineyards” on Quadra Island…… Delicious Evening!

Wines were paired with Michelle’s fantastic 6 course meal, all of which had an “apple element”…not just any apple but organically grown from Cortes Island. This was a fantastic evening and was a great joint venture! We plan on doing more of these eveings….

Check out their websites:

Michelle at Cheddar & Co

The 2010 Steep Island Yearly Calendars are at the printers and will be sent off to our clients as soon as I receive them…end of the week….

 We are working on a streaming video project at this time. Hopefully we will have a fully operational “FRANNYCAM” so we can watch our favorite birds up close and in action  …stay tuned for that.

I leave you with a few of my favorite fall photos ….

’til next time

Cheers from Steep Island


  Our Japanese maple 







Harvest Moon



















 Fall Leaves….





Mushroom series