Here's a photo from a few years ago of one my favorite places, Highrock Park. We actually had snow here the last couple of days though it's gone now. Usually by this time of year I am busy photographing the early flowering plums and cherries. There's the odd blossom on some trees but it's been a cold winter and so far, a cold spring. We still haven't had that first warm day that will have the trees exploding like pink popcorn.
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!