Archives for posts with tag: west coast winter

I love our neighbourhood! Chinatown, the oldest in Canada and second oldest in North America, is beautiful and magical – and never more so than with snow! After hanging out with our visiting family, I spent the afternoon walking in a sparkling blizzard.

snowday_part2_1

snowday_part2_2

snowday_part2_4snowday_part2_3

snowday_part2_5

Today’s rain storm marks the end of a cold snap. The cold clear days were beautiful, but I’m sure hard on the little buds.

Small purple crocuses blooming in spite of the cold.

Small purple crocuses blooming in spite of the cold.

Lovely fountain in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.

Lovely fountain in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.

View from the top of Beacon Hill.

View from the top of Beacon Hill.

Coloured lights filtered through the icy fountain in Centennial Square.

Coloured lights filtered through the icy fountain in Centennial Square.

While I’m hoping for a rare west-coast January snowstorm, nature decides on snowdrops instead… Well, OK.

Snowdrops in Victoria BC, January 2014.

Snowdrops in Victoria BC, January 2014.