Made another of my weird bunnies plus a blanket from super soft baby alpaca for our new little friend who lives much too far away.

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It’s been a pretty nice spring so far! Some April showers for the May flowers, but a lot of sunshine too. Here are some random pics from a recent walk:

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I’ve been wanting to create better, more interesting shots of my jewellery. Here are a couple attempts of two new pieces.

© Firehorse Designs 2014 Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014
Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014 Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014
Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014

 

The weather has been mixed this week (today included the most beautiful cloud formations along with sun), but Monday was spectacular. We walked our usual route and even enjoyed some time sitting on the pebbles at the beach.

Koi in the pond at The Parkside; so pretty!

Koi in the pond at The Parkside; so pretty!

The daffodils are in full glory at Beacon Hill Park.

The daffodils are in full glory at Beacon Hill Park.

The fawn lilies are just beginning to bloom.

The fawn lilies are just beginning to bloom.

So peaceful to watch the waves and enjoy the warm sunshine.

So peaceful to watch the waves and enjoy the warm sunshine.

All that spring ocean air made us hungry. Jackson's Ice Cream is already open at Fisherman's Wharf!

All that spring ocean air made us hungry. Jackson’s Ice Cream is already open at Fisherman’s Wharf!

Big juicy magnolia blossoms on Fort Street

Big juicy magnolia blossoms on Fort Street.

It was such a glorious day yesterday, that we decided to make it a walk day. Our route took us through the neighbourhoods of Fernwood, Jubilee, the edge of Oak Bay and Rockland, where we spent a bit of time in the grounds of Government House.

Later in the spring and throughout the summer, the grounds at Government House will be full of beautiful plants and flowers. Yesterday we were content to see so many narcissus.

Later in the spring and throughout the summer, the grounds at Government House will be full of beautiful plants and flowers. Yesterday we were content to see so many narcissus.

Ducks and fountain along a pathway through the gardens.

Ducks and fountain along a pathway through the gardens.

The view towards the front of Government House, the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

The view towards the front of Government House, the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

There is a gorgeous rock garden behind the house.

There is a gorgeous rock garden behind the house.

Looking south to Fairfield through the woodlands behind Government House.

Looking south to Fairfield through the woodlands behind Government House.

Time for a treat: hot chocolates and snacks at Bubby Rose's Bakery.

Time for a treat: hot chocolates and snacks at Bubby Rose’s Bakery on Cook Street, near Fort.

Cherry blossoms on Meares Street.

Cherry blossoms on Meares Street.

Clematis armandii – beautiful and fragrant – in the back courtyard of our building.

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