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Francis Patricia Adrian Colin - Family Notes, December 2012

This page is at http://www.eos.ubc.ca/%7Efjones/family2012/family12.htm . (See similar notes for 2007, 2008, 2009, Dec2009, Jan2011 and Dec2011)

Patricia: Maintaining the UBC Friedman Lab, teaching research methods to genetic councellors, and keeping house/home/arts under control. Thanks Mum!

Francis: Working for the Earth and Ocean Sciences Science Education Initiative, with UBC's Carl Weimann Science Education Initiative, and teaching eosc212, a second year course aimed at improving science thinking skills of geoscience students.

Colin: In second year at UBC studying voice performance (opera division) in pursuit of a B.Mus. degree. Being a UBC music student is hard work, but the Early Music Ensemble, performing in the UBC opera chorus, and summer workshops with VISI and the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Summer Vocal Acadamy Oratorio program have been highlights.

Adrian: Has been basically running the 60-instrument sensor network between Vancouver Island and the east end of the Fraser Valley ("beyond Hope"), a project being run by AeroQual Ltd. of Auckland New Zealand. Also lots of fencing with Academie Duello, and a bunch of other stuff.

We all had a great winter vacation in Kauai Hawaii over Christmas 2011, and in the summer Patricia and Francis enjoyed a week or so exploring Wells Gray Provincial Park with Kitty and Andy Newson. Pictures of all this stuff and more below.

interior Kauai
Hiking
beach
Beaching
Napalli
Hiking Na'Pali
ginger
mor's idol
waterfall
Ginger
Moorish Idol
> 400ft falls.

humuhumu
humuhumunukunukuapua'a

sunset
Sunrise at "home"
cattle egret
Cattle egret
summer
sedona
fence
Summer time, and the livin' is easy"
Arizona (Sedona) early March (FJ was working in Phoenix)
Harley supervises staining the new fence.
  
medow
Meadows in Wells Gray
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new swords bard fixing sensors
New sword and dagger
With Grandpa prior to a Bard on the Beach show
Fixing ozone sensors
mozart
 tux
der Erlkönig
Dressed for ... Cossi Fan Tutti ...
... Trial by Jury ...
... and der Erlkönig - Halloween.


home flowers 2calgaryhawk
Garden flowers, Vancouver;    Geese in February, Calgary;    red tailed hawk hunting, Vancouver.

mts
Looking East across Wells Gray alpine country.
 sibs and inlaws
alpine alpine beauty
Siblings (outside) and in laws (inside)
Wells Gray alpine
Wells Gray meadows
   
falsalpine flower 
orchidpoplars
  eagleorchid 2snowy owl
Waterfalls, alpine flowers, orchids, and poplers at Wells Gray. The eagle and snowy owl are near Vancouver.