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Bells in hues of blue, purple, pink and white, along with the native camas, have created carpets of purple around the city for the last few weeks. Spring is so filled with colour! These photos were all taken in Beacon Hill Park.

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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.

Beautiful Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC Canada.

Yellow, purple, pink and white! South Park School is in the background.

Yellow, purple, pink and white! South Park School is in the background.

Shooting star!

Shooting star!

I love, love, love this colour of rhododendron.

I love, love, love this colour of rhododendron.

Pretty little daisies.

Pretty little daisies.

The horse chestnut trees are also now blooming. So majestic.

The horse chestnut trees are also now blooming. So majestic.

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!

Nothing too exciting, just our usual waterfront walk on friday afternoon. Thought we’d have a nice walk before the long weekend began and everyone else had the same idea. Well, there were two cruise ships in port, so lots of people out enjoying the beautiful day! Met a lovely and adorable ¬†English couple in matching fleece; so cute they were! Anyway, saw some new things blooming and ended the walk with the most delicious chocolate cake at our usual stop Tre Fantastico at the Parkside.

The angelica is all opening now along the waterfront. So majestic.

The papery bud just about to burst.

Beautiful, delicate wisteria frames this shot of one of the small lakes in Beacon Hill Park. Soon the lake will be full of mamma ducks and their babies.

The beautiful purple camas is everywhere in the park and along the waterfront. Found this one white one among the sea of purple.

Mmmmmmm cake.

A great windy day yesterday so we incorporated a long walk around the waterfront with the more mundane tasks of dropping off tax returns and picking up cat food. It is so much fun to walk in the wind, smell the fresh spring air and feel the strength of the ocean as it crashes on the shore. We had a lovely encounter with a Hummingbird who let GJ get quite close to him to take some pictures. The camas is blooming along with the buttercup and a few fawn lilies still showing off. Because it’s wild flower season, the parks crews have left the grassy fields along the waterfront long and wild, and the wind was making them sing.

Beautiful long grass leaning down in the wind. We had just met the cutest little bulldog who came bounding through the grass with pure abandon and delight.

The camas brings the purple tinge to the green meadows.

Little Hummingbird resting in the breeze.

Pretty close...

A little closer...

Too bad the light didn't capture his brightly-coloured head.

Found this burst of blue in a yard on the way home.