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Clematis armandii – beautiful and fragrant – in the back courtyard of our building.

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While I’m hoping for a rare west-coast January snowstorm, nature decides on snowdrops instead… Well, OK.

Snowdrops in Victoria BC, January 2014.

Snowdrops in Victoria BC, January 2014.

A few shots from around our beautiful city on a gorgeous summer’s day.

The sweet smell of Buddleia flower; several large bushes behind St. Ann's Academy.

The sweet smell of Buddleia flower; several large bushes behind St. Ann’s Academy.

Two families of Canada geese – two parents and two babies each – sunning themselves near Fisherman's Wharf.

Two families of Canada geese – two parents and two babies each – sunning themselves near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Lavender everywhere right now. This grouping in the planter boxes by the fish pond at The Parkside on Humboldt.

Lavender everywhere right now. This grouping in the planter boxes by the fish pond at The Parkside on Humboldt.

The wild sweet peas are in full bloom on the banks above the beach all along the Dallas Drive waterfront.

The wild sweet peas are in full bloom on the banks above the beach all along the Dallas Drive waterfront.

View to the beach through the sweet peas.

View to the beach through the sweet peas.

Sweet peas, detail.

Sweet peas, detail.

The Japanese garden at the Inn at Laurel Point.

The Japanese garden at the Inn at Laurel Point.

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.

Since we have no outdoor space for growing flowers, I like to bring them into the studio once in a while. I love that I couldn’t tell exactly what colour these lilies would be when they opened. Delightful pale pink, and so showy!

Beautiful lilies!

Another gorgeous spring day yesterday. Caught a few shots of floral beauty near and around City Hall.

The long planter on the Pandora Avenue side of City Hall, full of colour!

Gorgeous magnolia in full bloom at City Hall.

Round two of the cherry pinks; in front of the McPherson Playhouse, Victoria BC.

Went for our usual wander yesterday. It was threatening rain when we left, but soon the sun was peeking through and it was a lovely day. After a snack at Tre Fantastico, Parkside we headed into Beacon Hill Park. There had been quite a wind storm on Monday and it’s destruction was evident there. However, the daffodils abound and buds of new life were everywhere: spring is truly here! The tide was low, so once we made it to the beach we were able to walk almost all the way to the breakwater along the sand and over the rocks. On the way home we ended up at Dales Gallery for a visit with the owner. There’s a nice show of photos by Dag Goering on right now. Wouldn’t you know it, snow flakes began to fall!

So sad to see such a beautiful tree fallen.

Quite a noise I bet!

Magnificent daffodils!

One of three strangely uniform patches of crocus; very pretty!

Found this little art on the top of a concrete wall on the beach.

Many shades of gray; sand, stone, concrete.

An old concrete stairwell leads from the beach to Dallas Drive not far from the breakwater.

A blanket and hat for D’s and A’s baby girl due next month. The felted embellishments on the blanket are on both sides of one corner.

A small, warm blanket with stocking-knit pattern and needle felted embellishment.

Flip the corner and the embellishment is the same.

Some pink, orange and teal on a white soft wool stocking-knit cap