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Here are some shots of our beautiful corner of this magnificent planet…

Big fluffy pink blossoms near the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Big fluffy pink blossoms near the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

The gardens at Government House are coming to life.

The gardens at Government House are more colourful every day.

Little neighbourhood path in Oak Bay.

Little neighbourhood path in Oak Bay.

Very pretty shooting stars.

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…

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!

… and the view to the west, cold and stormy!

Camas and bluebells.

Camas and bluebells.

A lovely group of yellow tulips growing in the long grass of a Garry oak meadow at Beacon Hill Park.

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).

Mallard duck couple foraging at Beacon Hill Park (she has her head down, just in front of the male).

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!

What a beautiful and delicious rainy day we are having. It’s been sunny (also beautiful) for such a long stretch, that a rainy day was extremely refreshing. We walked through the park and along the waterfront on our usual route. The air was alive with smells of the ocean and everything that is in bloom. Below is a pic from today, plus some random sunny day shots.

Looking out toward the entrance to the Inner Harbour with the clouds hanging out over the hills of Sooke and Metchosin beyond.

Looking out toward the entrance to the Inner Harbour with the clouds hanging out over the hills of Sooke and Metchosin beyond.

One of the smaller ponds at Beacon Hill Park. It had been empty for a while and the ducks seem happy to have it full again.

One of the smaller ponds at Beacon Hill Park. It had been empty for a while and the ducks seem happy to have it full again.

Looking over a pond from the stone bridge in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC. I love all the colours and reflections.

Looking over a pond from the stone bridge in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC. I love all the colours and reflections.

Another view from the stone bridge.

Another view from the stone bridge.

Duece is an awesome yellow dog who lives with her human, our friend Feather George, in Tofino BC. She was loving the water after a day of walking all around the city.

Duece is an awesome yellow dog who lives with her human, our friend Feather George, in Tofino BC. She was loving the water after a day of walking all around the city.

Duece swimming back with her piece of kelp.

Duece swimming back with her piece of kelp.

It’s been drizzling the last few days so thought I’d post some pics from finer days last week.

One of our local SALTS training vessels with the magnificent Olympic peninsula behind.

One of our local SALTS training vessels with the magnificent Olympic peninsula behind.

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC: every week brings new colours, ever-changing landscapes to explore. I'm looking forward to some summer picnics this year.

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC: every week brings new colours, ever-changing landscapes to explore. I’m looking forward to some summer picnics this year.

Fields of unending camas.

Fields of unending camas.

Another lovely prospect in Beacon Hill Park.

Another lovely prospect in Beacon Hill Park, camas creating a purple hue through the meadow.

Found this glorious Rhododendron while running an errand. I thought their season had ended, but this one was still in its full splendor.

Found this glorious Rhododendron while running an errand. I thought their season had ended, but this one was still in its full splendor.

The first California poppies we've see this year.

The first California poppies we’ve see this year.

The first wild rose we see along Dallas Road. The scent is magnificent!

The first wild rose we see along Dallas Road. The scent is magnificent!

Picking out nesting sites in the big trees by the stone bridge.

Picking out nesting sites in the big trees by the stone bridge.

This one was trying to break off willow branches.

This one was trying to break off willow branches.

On our usual walk along Dallas Road, just below Beacon Hill Park, on a grey but perfect spring day we saw this lovely view looking toward Washington State. Too bad the ship was not under sail!

Perfect silhouette on the horizon.

Perfect silhouette on the horizon.

Was delighted by this scene at Beacon Hill Park; so many colours for a mid-January day!

Was delighted by this scene at Beacon Hill Park; so many colours for a mid-January day!

From a distance, I thought this tree was experiencing an early bloom. Upon closer inspection, I find it covered with berries in shades of pink and white.

From a distance, I thought this tree was experiencing an early bloom. Upon closer inspection, I find it covered with berries in shades of pink and white.