Craig Paterson of Temple Wind Flutes, playing in the meadow behind United Church one fine Spring afternoon
Edith Lettner, burning down her own exhibit at the Salt Spring Gallery with watercolored Coltrane saxophone
Amanda Spottiswoode's trilogy of Jack London-style children's books concludes with this WWII Vancouver Island land, sea, and air adventure, and features a cameo by gun-toting island legend Cougar Annie. Spottiswoode is a veteran traveler herself, having spent summers with her husband on their thirty-four-foot wooden sloop, which lends an air of authenticity throughout. There's lots of practical advice along the way: how to navigate choppy waters in a small vessel (hit the waves at a 45 degree angle), combat seasickness (stare at the horizon), as well as a couple of tasty skillet recipes. Young readers will hopefully be inspired by the main action of ethical thievery, and carry that activist idealism forward into adulthood.
Craig Marcuk, the artist known as one foot chop, singing, fiddling, and clogging some ketchup
Spring songbird Andrea AJ Davidson at sundown, on a perfect Spring evening