I mentioned earlier this month that mushrooms were starting to pop up in the woods now that our dry summer weather has finished. Last week when I went out to Mount Douglas Park I photographed over seven different kinds of mushroom in just one small area. Above is one of them.
Here's a shot of the perhaps deceptively peaceful West Bay Walkway. I don't often think about what is beneath the surface though when they pop their heads up I like to photograph the seals and otters that swim there. However, when I recently took the above photo of the shoreline skirted by the West Bay Walkway I didn't notice the large fish leaping in nearly the centre of the photo. It's almost impossible to see in the photo above but in the 100% crop below it is quite clear and yes, it certainly does have a sharky shape. Hmmmm....
Whenever I pass this spot on a walk in the late afternoon I always enjoy the shadows cast by some nearby trees. This time I had both a camera and a willing volunteer to have a little fun with it. - Fern
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!