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Friday, October 24, 2014

Mushroom Season 3

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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Carriage Ride?

Most of the tourist oriented activities have closed down for the year now but I was happy recently to see this horse and carriage still operating on the rain-washed pavement of Government Street.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Autumn's changeable weather often results in sunsets more dramatic than usual in Victoria. Here's one looking over the Inner Harbour towards Songhees Point.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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....

Monday, October 20, 2014

Shadow Play

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