Despite storm warnings yesterday morning was brilliantly bright and clear when Fern and I took a long walk in Thetis Lake Regional Park. We didn't find many of the mushrooms we were looking for but walking in the woods is always a pleasure and even moreso with good company. I find it hard to capture the feeling of the deep forest because so often, like in the photo above, there is a brightly sunlit spot in the midst of near darkness.
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!