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

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I’ve been enjoying early-morning walks with a friend. One of our favourite destinations is Government House, the home of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The gardens and grounds are amazing. This particular morning, we made our way into the neighbourhood of Rockland past Craigdarroch Castle, a local attraction.

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A peek of Craigdarroch Castle as we make our way to Government House on Rockland Avenue.

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Early spring daffodils and grape hyacinths grow in amongst the rocks.

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Long morning shadows.

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A glimpse of the back of Government House from the rocky terraces which slope down into woodlands.

The sweet subtle signs of spring are literally in the air – we experienced the occasional scent of cherry blossoms on our long walk yesterday. Here are a few photos from in and around Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.

Lots of snowdrops and the green beginnings of many other spring flowers.

Lots of snowdrops and the green beginnings of many other spring flowers.

These daffodils are early. Another week of this weather and they will be in full force.

These daffodils are early. Another week of this weather and they will be in full force.

Snowdrops, right on time. (Not unusual for snowdrops in January, and they have been around for a few weeks now.)

Snowdrops, right on time. (Not unusual for snowdrops in January, and they have been around for a few weeks now.)

The crocus, right on time.

The crocus, right on time.

Pink, pink, pink; so pretty!

Pink, pink, pink; so pretty! The cherry blossoms are early this year.

Early rhododendrons, usually in their full bloom in March and April.

Early rhododendrons, usually in their full bloom in March and April.

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!

Glorious sunshine and a biting, but refreshing, wind for today’s walk. Lots to see – flowers, birds, waves, dogs – all our favourites! Here are some pics:

The air is full of the scent of cherry and plum blossoms.

The air is heavy with the scent of cherry and plum blossoms.

It's definitely the height of daffodil season; they are everywhere and abundant this year!

It’s definitely the height of daffodil season; they are everywhere and abundant this year!

A trio of darling Hooded Mergansers.

A trio of darling Hooded Mergansers.

A Great Blue Heron waits patiently for a meal.

A Great Blue Heron waits patiently for a meal.

Big waves and the water was a magnificent colour. A tiny bot of Ogden Point and the Sooke Hills in the background.

Big waves and the water was a magnificent colour. A tiny bit of Ogden Point and the Sooke Hills in the background.

A big brown dogs enjoys the beach with his human. Lots of frolicking canines of all shapes and sizes in the off-leash area too.

A big brown dog enjoys the beach with his human. Lots of frolicking canines of all shapes and sizes in the off-leash area too.

A dark grey day walking home from friends was brightened when we entered Summit Park and saw the meadows full of crocus and other spring offerings.

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Walked over to Fairfield today and back into town past Beacon Hill Park. Here are some of the things we saw:

Stumbled on this beautiful ceramic mosaic at Sir James Douglas school.

Detail and lovely quote from Winnie The Pooh.

The artist's signature.

Lovely daffodils. In the tree in the background, there were a couple dozen little yellow birds; I think they were American goldfinch. So beautiful!

Just at the edge of the park, a meadow of lilies and daffodils.

Oh the beautiful fawn lilies!