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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.

I was just out in our back courtyard taking some pictures of my latest complete jewellery project. The light on that side of the building is perfect, and the brick walls make a nice backdrop. The entire railing on the second floor is covered in Clematis armandii, which is in full bloom. I was completely engulfed in the most heavenly aroma.

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I have really been enjoying early morning walks lately. The light is so remarkable; the streets are coming to life. Here are a few shots from around the harbour in Victoria BC.

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Houseboats at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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The historic blue bridge catches a bit of sun peaking though the mist.

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Looking up from the lower causeway at an early-blooming pink-blossomed tree, with the carillon and Royal BC Museum behind.

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Colourful close up.

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.

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.

Our weather lately has been ridiculously lovely. Here are a few random pictures from Victoria BC.

Sunset from Dallas Road in James Bay.

Sunset from Dallas Road in James Bay.

My favourite, grape hyacinth.

My favourite, grape hyacinth.

Beautiful white-blossomed Magnolia trees in Chinatown.

Beautiful white-blossomed magnolia trees in Chinatown.

A misty view of Mt Baker in Washington State, taken from Summit Park.

A misty view of Mt Baker in Washington State, taken from Summit Park.

Pink on blue in the neighbourhood of Fairfield.

Pink on blue in the neighbourhood of Fairfield.