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All around, the colours of spring! Flowers of white, cream, yellow, pink and purple.

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Big fat cherry blossoms cover the boulevards like a pink frost; native camas engulf the wild places; rhododendrons and azaleas create walls of beauty – these are more of the colours of a west-coast spring in Victoria BC.

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As they are just coming to an end, here are some pics of the fluffiest and pinkest blooms this season.

Fluffy pink, Chinese Public School, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

Fluffy pink, Chinese Public School, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

Fluffy pink, Chinese Public School, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

Fluffy pink, Chinese Public School, Chinatown, Victoria BC.

Dark pink, behind the Legislative Assembly buildings, Victoria BC.

Dark pink, behind the Legislative Assembly buildings, Victoria BC.

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).

It was such a glorious day yesterday, that we decided to make it a walk day. Our route took us through the neighbourhoods of Fernwood, Jubilee, the edge of Oak Bay and Rockland, where we spent a bit of time in the grounds of Government House.

Later in the spring and throughout the summer, the grounds at Government House will be full of beautiful plants and flowers. Yesterday we were content to see so many narcissus.

Later in the spring and throughout the summer, the grounds at Government House will be full of beautiful plants and flowers. Yesterday we were content to see so many narcissus.

Ducks and fountain along a pathway through the gardens.

Ducks and fountain along a pathway through the gardens.

The view towards the front of Government House, the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

The view towards the front of Government House, the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

There is a gorgeous rock garden behind the house.

There is a gorgeous rock garden behind the house.

Looking south to Fairfield through the woodlands behind Government House.

Looking south to Fairfield through the woodlands behind Government House.

Time for a treat: hot chocolates and snacks at Bubby Rose's Bakery.

Time for a treat: hot chocolates and snacks at Bubby Rose’s Bakery on Cook Street, near Fort.

Cherry blossoms on Meares Street.

Cherry blossoms on Meares Street.

Sun is shining this morning; beautiful, colourful morning! Here is the same tree from rainy Saturday, a couple different vantage points.

Beautiful pink blossoms with the Legislative buildings behind. Victoria is the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada.

Beautiful pink blossoms with the Legislative buildings behind. Victoria is the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada.

Beyond the blossoms: Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

Beyond the blossoms: Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

This was the view of the Inner Harbour yesterday morning. The Coho about to depart for Port Angeles WA and beautiful pink blossoms heralding the beginning of spring.

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