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On a recent trip to Vancouver, we were treated to a full day of the most magnificent stormy sky. There was neither rain, nor lightening and thunder, just these beautiful clouds.

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I had an amazing walk early yesterday morning down to the waterfront at the edge of downtown. The sky was threatening and the forecast was for possible thunder storms through the day. I love walking in the morning; the air is so fresh.

A grey day at the harbour. The famous Victoria flower baskets are beginning to wain, but the "Welcome to Victoria" red flower beds along the lower causeway are still vibrant and inviting.

A grey day at the harbour. The famous Victoria flower baskets are beginning to wain, but the “Welcome to Victoria” red flower beds along the lower causeway are still vibrant and inviting.

This was the view from the walkway along Dallas Drive, looking west towards Sooke. Beautiful morning sky. The cruise ship docked on the right was huge!

This was the view from the walkway along Dallas Drive, looking west towards Sooke. Beautiful morning sky.

As I turned to head back, I saw this. I hadn't noticed it building behind me as I walked. Just after I took this pic, struck the first lightening and rolling thunder.

As I turned to head back, I saw this. I hadn’t noticed it building behind me as I walked. Just after I took this pic, struck the first lightening and rolling thunder.

An almost-stormy day last week.

Looking north at stormy sky, with Ocean Point Resort, float plane leaving, harbour ferry, our infamous blue bridge and a gorgeous SALTS ship in view.

Looking north at stormy sky, with Ocean Point Resort, float plane leaving, harbour ferry, our infamous blue bridge and a gorgeous SALTS ship in view.

Looking out towards the entrance to the harbour. We considered turning back, but I'm glad we didn't as this didn't develop and it was such a nice walk.

Looking out towards the entrance to the harbour. We considered turning back, but I’m glad we didn’t as this didn’t develop and it was such a nice walk.

We were surprised to see these large yellow irises growing wild.

We were surprised to see these large yellow irises growing wild.

Lupine blooming along the cliff top.

Lupine blooming along the cliff top.

This Hummingbird flew down and landed on a branch just where we were walking along Dallas Road. It was so close and stayed for so long, we couldn't resist taking a lot of pictures. In this one, as a bee flies by, you can almost make out the rich magenta colour of its throat. The sun was behind it unfortunately.

This Hummingbird flew down and landed on a branch just where we were walking along Dallas Road. It was so close and stayed for so long, we couldn’t resist taking a lot of pictures. In this one, as a bee flies by, you can almost make out the rich magenta colour of its throat. 

Scratching its little neck.

Scratching its little neck.

And again, with the stormy sky closing in.

And again, with the stormy sky closing in.

Some sights from Victoria mid winter.

Some early cherry blossoms  set off by the beautiful Union Club, downtown Victoria BC.

Some early cherry blossoms set off by the beautiful Union Club, downtown Victoria BC.

GJ's Teds displayed on the piano.

GJ’s Teds displayed on the piano.

Last year's summer hydrangea weathered and muted by the autumn and winter, but still spectacular.

Last year’s summer hydrangea weathered and muted by the autumn and winter, but still spectacular.

So many Pea Fowl. Not all the Cocks had their tail feathers fully grown, but they are still so beautiful.

So many Pea Fowl. Not all the Cocks had their tail feathers fully grown, but they are still so beautiful.

Spent an afternoon recently at Vanity Fair on Fort Street. Cases and cases of extraordinary items to peruse. Hours of fun!

Spent an afternoon recently at Vanity Fair on Fort Street. Cases and cases of extraordinary items to peruse. Hours of fun!

Our first crocus sighting of 2013.

Our first crocus sighting of 2013.

Many shades of grey, Ross Bay.

Many shades of grey, Ross Bay.

Very lovely boulevard display of snowdrops and cones in the neighbourhood of Rockland.

Very lovely boulevard display of snowdrops and cones in the neighbourhood of Rockland.