|My visit to Highrock Park on the weekend did yield a winner, pictured above, in the First Local Wildflower to Bloom Sweepstakes. All of the flowers I've photographed so far this year have been on plants that were introduced by European settlers during the last 150 years or so. The diminutive little flowers in this post are, however, on a common wild bush native to this area called Indian Plum. The fruit look like plums but are very small, about the size of a pea, and are very popular with birds. To the right is a photo of the fruit I took a few years ago in May.|
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Lucille's Glory of the Snow was blooming (pictured above). It's another very early bloomer though it is not indigenous and must have escaped from someone's garden long ago.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Victoria Custom House, built in 1875. At this time of year even its unusual color seems to be complementary to the exploding plum tree overlooking the Inner Harbour.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Christ Church Cathedral. Unlike the church in yesterday's post, the cathedral is still in use as a house of worship. It has a splendid interior and beautiful stained glass windows. I posted a photo of the interior about five years ago - it's obviously time to re-visit.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Victoria Conservatory of Music. Because the original church members had a strong music program the building was designed by Thomas Hooper with particular attention to acoustics. The Alix Goolden Performance Hall is used by the conservatory but also hosts many community events. The Victoria Heritage Foundation website has a good description of this building you can read by clicking HERE.