The Salish Sea sculpture at Turkey Head frames the V2V as it sails the Salish Sea. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

The Salish Sea sculpture at Turkey Head frames the V2V as it sails the Salish Sea. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

Oak Bay’s Great Faces & Special Places: our community in pictures

Readers showcase their perspective of the community with photos

Sunsets, seaside and critters of all walks of life inundated the email inbox as readers bid to share their view of Oak Bay for this year’s Great faces and special places feature. This year’s selection of reader photos is inspiring, featuring people, places and of course critters of all types.


 

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A hummingbird in a backyard on Hampshire Road. (Diane Sawchuck photo)

A hummingbird in a backyard on Hampshire Road. (Diane Sawchuck photo)

Secret beach at Radcliffe Lane. (Sarah A. Smith photo)

Secret beach at Radcliffe Lane. (Sarah A. Smith photo)

Enjoying Willows beach by moonlight. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

Enjoying Willows beach by moonlight. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

Upland’s Park in bloom in the spring of 2017, shot during an early morning walk. (Britt Swoveland photo)

Upland’s Park in bloom in the spring of 2017, shot during an early morning walk. (Britt Swoveland photo)

I was moved to submit a recent photograph I took at McNeil Bay, showing a rainbow over Oak Bay, as it lends support to the head-line news in the Oak Bay News paper of 7 July, that Oak Bay is the best place to live in BC. Truly heavenly. (Mark Rossi photo)

I was moved to submit a recent photograph I took at McNeil Bay, showing a rainbow over Oak Bay, as it lends support to the head-line news in the Oak Bay News paper of 7 July, that Oak Bay is the best place to live in BC. Truly heavenly. (Mark Rossi photo)

Jeff Poynter performs on the at Cattle Point “Oh My Canada Happy Birthday eh!” piano painted by Tanta Destaffany Pennington. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

Jeff Poynter performs on the at Cattle Point “Oh My Canada Happy Birthday eh!” piano painted by Tanta Destaffany Pennington. (Kevin Murdoch photo)

Oak Bay’s Great Faces & Special Places: our community in pictures

Snapshots from the Community Association of Oak Bay’s “Jane’s Walks” in May. (Rick Marshall photo)

Snapshots from the Community Association of Oak Bay’s “Jane’s Walks” in May. (Rick Marshall photo)

Oak Bay Fire Lieutenant Jon Popham (left) and Firefighter Danny Adam decorate the hall on Monterey Avenue for Christmas. (Erin Layfield photo)

Oak Bay Fire Lieutenant Jon Popham (left) and Firefighter Danny Adam decorate the hall on Monterey Avenue for Christmas. (Erin Layfield photo)

Oak Bay Firefighter Doug Trumble (left) and Firefighter Brad Trenholm (right) meet with the public during the 2017 Canada Day event on the municipal hall lawn. (Erin Layfield photo)

Oak Bay Firefighter Doug Trumble (left) and Firefighter Brad Trenholm (right) meet with the public during the 2017 Canada Day event on the municipal hall lawn. (Erin Layfield photo)

Music by Saxophoney during the impromptu event on Canada Day at Turkey Head. (Ron Carter photo)

Music by Saxophoney during the impromptu event on Canada Day at Turkey Head. (Ron Carter photo)

A busy bee in full flight mode with the Cyanosis bushes in full bloom. (Wilfred Krutzmann photo)

A busy bee in full flight mode with the Cyanosis bushes in full bloom. (Wilfred Krutzmann photo)

A barred owl camouflaged to blend with the Garry oaks. (Suzanne Moreau photo)

A barred owl camouflaged to blend with the Garry oaks. (Suzanne Moreau photo)

Willows Beach draws walkers and photographers. (Sarah A. Smith photo)

Willows Beach draws walkers and photographers. (Sarah A. Smith photo)

Oak Bay marina late in the day and late in September. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

Oak Bay marina late in the day and late in September. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

Kitty Islet sunset. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

Kitty Islet sunset. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

An osprey survey’s the land in Uplands Park. (Dr. Rick Little photos)

An osprey survey’s the land in Uplands Park. (Dr. Rick Little photos)

(Dr. Rick Little photo)

(Dr. Rick Little photo)

(Dr. Rick Little photo)

(Dr. Rick Little photo)

Early morning freighter sighting on the waters off Oak Bay. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

Early morning freighter sighting on the waters off Oak Bay. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

February sailing on a crisp winter backdrop. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

February sailing on a crisp winter backdrop. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

McNeil Bay roils with a storm. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

McNeil Bay roils with a storm. (Dr. Rick Little photo)

Willows beach plays prominent for reader photographer Zohra Shahi who says ‘We love living in Oak Bay. Every day I fall in love more than before.’ (Zhora Shahi photo)

Willows beach plays prominent for reader photographer Zohra Shahi who says ‘We love living in Oak Bay. Every day I fall in love more than before.’ (Zhora Shahi photo)

Willows beach plays prominent for reader photographer Zohra Shahi who says ‘We love living in Oak Bay. Every day I fall in love more than before.’ (Zhora Shahi photo)

Willows beach plays prominent for reader photographer Zohra Shahi who says ‘We love living in Oak Bay. Every day I fall in love more than before.’ (Zhora Shahi photo)

Photo remembrances from the 2017 Oak Bay Tea Party. (David Blacoe photo)

Photo remembrances from the 2017 Oak Bay Tea Party. (David Blacoe photo)

The entertaining water show during the 2017 Oak Bay Tea Party. (David Blacoe photo)

The entertaining water show during the 2017 Oak Bay Tea Party. (David Blacoe photo)

Embrace the night full moon at the Tea Room. (Ron Carter photo)                                Embrace the night full moon at the Tea Room. (Ron Carter photo)

Embrace the night full moon at the Tea Room. (Ron Carter photo) Embrace the night full moon at the Tea Room. (Ron Carter photo)

Embrace the Night walks often prominently feature traipses through Uplands park trails. (Ron Carter photo)                                Embrace the Night walks often prominently feature traipses through Uplands park trails. (Ron Carter photo)

Embrace the Night walks often prominently feature traipses through Uplands park trails. (Ron Carter photo) Embrace the Night walks often prominently feature traipses through Uplands park trails. (Ron Carter photo)

(Nick Wemyss photo)

(Nick Wemyss photo)

Underwater picture in McNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Underwater picture in McNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Yoga headstand between lawn chairs at McMicking Point. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Yoga headstand between lawn chairs at McMicking Point. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Spring flower count in Oak Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Spring flower count in Oak Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Salmon caught in MacNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Salmon caught in MacNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island in Oak Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island in Oak Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

(Nick Wemyss photo)

(Nick Wemyss photo)

House move by barge in MacNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

House move by barge in MacNeill Bay. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Takaya the wolf yawns on Chatham Island. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Takaya the wolf yawns on Chatham Island. (Nick Wemyss photo)