My long, snowy walk took me through Beacon Hill Park. I wandered along all the paths beside the ponds, until I began to feel the cold.
View of the Legislature Buildings on my way to the park.
Entering Beacon Hill Park from Douglas Street. The Garry Oak meadow is an outline of lacy texture against the snow sky.
View to the stone bridge. I love the subtle shades of green, yellow and blue amongst the grey and white.
Autumn leaves which never fell.
A small iron bridge over a tiny stream.
Walking back home to Chinatown in the snowy dusk light. The trees which line Government Street are now illuminated with red and pink lights for Valentine’s Day.
The first signs of autumn were visible as I walked through downtown and into Beacon Hill Park. A few trees are turning colour and even shedding their leaves already; and, the air is cool and almost foggy. My favourite time of year!
A few days ago was pretty much like a summer’s day here on the west coast. I had a little walk through Beacon Hill Park and found many flowers and so many shades of the brightest greens.
Beautiful Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada.
Yellow, purple, pink and white! South Park School is in the background.
I love, love, love this colour of rhododendron.
Pretty little daisies.
The horse chestnut trees are also now blooming. So majestic.
The sweet subtle signs of spring are literally in the air – we experienced the occasional scent of cherry blossoms on our long walk yesterday. Here are a few photos from in and around Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.
Lots of snowdrops and the green beginnings of many other spring flowers.
These daffodils are early. Another week of this weather and they will be in full force.
Snowdrops, right on time. (Not unusual for snowdrops in January, and they have been around for a few weeks now.)
The crocus, right on time.
Pink, pink, pink; so pretty! The cherry blossoms are early this year.
Early rhododendrons, usually in their full bloom in March and April.
Today, with a light fog rolling through the city, I walked through Beacon Hill Park. I love foggy mornings best. The leaves are changing rapidly now and the shiny brown horse chestnuts are mostly down.
Had a wonderful walk yesterday with our friend M. She lives very close to our beautiful city park. We walked all around the gardens admiring the plantings this year, saw some turtles and baby ducks, and ended our visit over delicious beverages at Heist Coffee Co. on Courtney Street.
Here are some shots of our beautiful corner of this magnificent planet…
Big fluffy pink blossoms near the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
The gardens at Government House are more colourful every day.
Little neighbourhood path in Oak Bay.
Very pretty shooting stars.
We walked through Oak Bay in beautiful sunshine down to the beach at Ross Bay. The view to the east was blue skies and warm…
… and the view to the west, cold and stormy!
Camas and bluebells.
A lovely group of yellow tulips growing in the long grass of a Garry oak meadow at Beacon Hill Park.
Mallard duck couple foraging at Beacon Hill Park (she has her head down, just in front of the male).