Sunday, June 24, 2012

Butchart Gardens, Etc., Etc., Etc., . . . June 2012

Last Monday we had guests, Sherwin's sister, Dolores and her husband Merritt, so we sort of took the day off and spent time looking at the sites in Victoria...well, at least 2 sites.

We started off at Fisherman's Wharf where you always see opportunities for 'snaps' all around you.  

There was a moment in time when Sherwin and I had the crazed notion of living in a refurbished old tugboat on Okanagan Lake with our children.  The notion did not last long but it was a fun idea...these homes on the water do remind me of that wild and crazy moment in our lives.

This pussy-cat did not move at all when I walked around her.  Isn't she a doll?  Why do I think it is a she?  Well, she just looks like a lady.

The reflections on the water were great, especially with the colours everywhere around us.

If I had to live in Victoria I think this would be a great spot...right down by the water, looking over a busy harbour and sort of 'queen-of-the castle', right?

And then we were off to Butchart Gardens.  Doesn't this look like a magical garden?

The flowers were not as luxurious as last year this time but I still found a few to burrow into!

The Digitalis is always worth a good look-see, up into the bells.

And it was lovely to see a few iris blooming here and there.  Love the colours in the next two photos...

The rich colours all around were so delightful...

We had to stop for a break and it was great fun 'people watching'.  I loved watching the people saunter by, imagining their stories.

The roses were just starting to make a show, like mine at home.  In a month or so they will be in full bloom.

I don't know the name of the flower in the photo below but it is so unusual...I love it!

Sorry I didn't get any photos of the four of time I will have to entrust my camera to a stranger and say, "Please...?"

Wishing you all a great week and I do hope your flowers are blooming around you.

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful colors, everywhere! Nice snaps, Ma. xo