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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

From Songhees Point

Songhees Point is a great place to take photos from, especially in the late afternoon when the setting sun lights all the colourful buildings of the Victoria's old town. The above photo was taken yesterday from the small park adjacent to the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inversion

This is a kind of weather we see often. Here we are looking at the Coho, a car ferry, as it exits the Inner Harbour on one of its trips to Port Angeles, hidden beneath that cloud bank on the horizon. Poking up above the clouds are the peaks of the Olympic Peninsula. I'm happy to say that this kind of weather usually stays over there on the other side of the strait. Victoria is relatively flat and it seems these low level clouds either stay on the US side or blow over us to Vancouver where the mountains bring them up short again. That's my personal theory for why Victoria gets so many more hours of sunshine every year than its neighbours. Anyway, this kind of low cloud is called an inversion because it is the opposite (the inverse) of what we normally see - clouds up in the sky and clear air near the ground. On the left of this photo you can see the Ogden Point Breakwater.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunflower

Here's a classic late summer image snapped yesterday on my way home from my walk along the seafront. This Sunflower (Helianthus) reminded me that autumn doesn't actually begin until the equinox on the 23rd September (next Tuesday). Then summer will officially be over. Our summer this year has been exceptionally nice. It seemed a little warmer than usual. I hope yours, in whatever part of the world you live, has been as pleasant.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sumtember 3

After strolling through the summery September sunshine in Bastion Square many people opted for a walk down Government Street.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sumtember 2

Here's few more of Bastion Square in our Summer in September series. Heritage buildings, sunshine, sidewalk cafes, sunshine, flower baskets, sunshine, public art and music and sunshine; what more could anyone want?