It's April! The early blossoms are over, and new ones appear - magnolias, early rhododendrons, camas flowers and early tulips.....
Early in the morning I hear the birds singing, and not much later the lawn mowers.
Everyone is outdoors enjoying the sunshine!
Walking at Piper's Lagoon Park, with the camas lilies and other wild flowers
Living on the Island in April
An April view of Nanaimo from College Heights - the Gabriola Island ferry is crossing the harbour...
Texada Island from my window
2008 - snow April 19! It didn't last long, luckily.....
An ancient volunteer apple tree at Piper's Lagoon
A fawn lily in the sunshine, a hard-to-find chocolate lily and camas flowers - all at Piper's Lagoon
The Garry oaks are getting new leaves at Neck Point Park.
The charming path at Neck Point Park.
The flowers on the arbutus trees are like little lanterns...
An April sunset - looking up Island
A lovely day for dog walking!
North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"
New leaves from the highway - Nanoose Bay
Parksville, looking up Island
Parksville, looking east to Lasqueti Island and the mainland
The house at Milner Gardens near Qualicum. The Queen and Prince Phillip stayed here in 1987.
Magnolias at Milner Gardens
Snug Harbour from Marine Drive, Ucluelet on the west coast
A cool breezy day at Pacific Rim Park
Seaweed and shadows at Pacific Rim Park
Victoria - Butchart Gardens in April
The original house at Butchart Gardens
The constantly changing fountain at the foot of the Sunken Garden
The tulips and white narcissus border a long curved walk.
The Sunken Garden - a former quarry
The carousel building
The Chinese Dragon fountain was a gift from Victoria's sister city of Suzhou and the Government of China.