The wind died down today and it didn't seem so cold so I went out for a walk along the Westsong Walkway to see how the new luxury yacht mooring is progressing. We'll have a look at that tomorrow but for now here is a photo of a tree that caught my eye this afternoon. The bright orange-red wood of the Arbutus turns this lovely silvery color when the tree dies.
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!