Jean's Pics

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

Around Nanaimo 

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.

Cruising is always a joy and new ports are always adventures.

I hope you enjoy the entries, and I would appreciate your feedback.

Thank you to Lynda Thompson, Lovette Kyllo, Kelly Raine, Jamie Robertson and Katie Robertson for sharing their personal photos...... and, of course, Google maps and Wikipedia photos.

:0)    Jean

           cruiseportwalks@shaw.ca

 

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From the thousands of pictures of Vancouver Island that I have taken, I have sorted some of them into months. This is a vanity project that I have enjoyed doing!