We're definitely into winter now and it always amazes me how many plants continue to bloom during these cold months. I saw these flowers, luscious dense clusters of them, on a decorative shrub beside the Westsong Walkway recently on a day of bone-chilling cold.
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!