I went up Bear Hill a few weeks ago specifically to check out the spring flowers and photographed this lovely little flower. I saw about a half dozen of these plants here and there along the trail to the summit. As I usually do, I photographed this flower intending to identify it from my field guides later. Well, I've not been able to find it in my field guide so I'm hoping someone out there can tell me what it is.
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!