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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.

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View of the Legislature Buildings on my way to the park.

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Entering Beacon Hill Park from Douglas Street. The Garry Oak meadow is an outline of lacy texture against the snow sky.

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View to the stone bridge. I love the subtle shades of green, yellow and blue amongst the grey and white.

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Autumn leaves which never fell.

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A small iron bridge over a tiny stream.

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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.

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We had a few lovely days of snow last week, a rarity for February on the Canadian west coast. Monday was the best day. We spent the morning with family who were visiting from up island.

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Breakfast at Mo:Lé, watching the snow.

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Such a pretty pup! Lovely Lana.

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Still life with snow.

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All snow smiles for M, her pup Lana, and Uncle GJ!

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M builds a tiny snow person.

In the dark morning hours of the last Monday in November, I hopped onto a bus which took me to Swartz Bay, and the first morning ferry to Vancouver. My sister was visiting the big city for the week, and we took the opportunity to spend some time together, as we wouldn’t be able to spend the Festive Season together this year. We enjoyed a gentle day wandering in the beautiful city; spent some time on Granville Island, heard a lovely young man play beautiful music, and ate a delicious dinner at Vig’s. The last ferry at 9 pm brought me back to Victoria.

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A little after sunrise from the deck of a BC Ferries vessel to Vancouver.

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A lovely morning sky on South Granville Street. A few flakes of snow fell here and there throughout the day.

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Looking towards the North Shore mountains from downtown Vancouver.

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Musician Shawn Bullshields sings sweetly in the icy-cold air of Granville Island.

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Late afternoon sky from Granville Island.

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I loved the colours of this church and the autumn leaves around it in the dwindling daylight.

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Waiting to eat at Vig’s new location on Cambie Street. So delicious, beautiful space, and wonderful service.