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!

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Walking at Piper's Lagoon Park, with the camas lilies and other wild flowers

Living on the Island in April

Around Nanaimo 

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An April view of Nanaimo from College Heights - the Gabriola Island ferry is crossing the harbour...

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Texada Island from my window

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2008 - snow April 19! It didn't last long, luckily.....

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An ancient volunteer apple tree at Piper's Lagoon

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A fawn lily in the sunshine, a hard-to-find chocolate lily and camas flowers - all at Piper's Lagoon

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The Garry oaks are getting new leaves at Neck Point Park.

The charming path at Neck Point Park.

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The flowers on the arbutus trees are like little lanterns...

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An April sunset - looking up Island

A lovely day for dog walking!

North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"

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New leaves from the highway - Nanoose Bay

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Parksville, looking up Island

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Parksville, looking east to Lasqueti Island and the mainland

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The house at Milner Gardens near Qualicum. The Queen and Prince Phillip stayed here in 1987.

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Magnolias at Milner Gardens

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Snug Harbour from Marine Drive, Ucluelet on the west coast

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A cool breezy day at Pacific Rim Park

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Seaweed and shadows at Pacific Rim Park

Victoria - Butchart Gardens in April

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The original house at Butchart Gardens

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The constantly changing fountain at the foot of the Sunken Garden

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The tulips and white narcissus border a long curved walk.

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The Sunken Garden - a former quarry

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The carousel building

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The Chinese Dragon fountain was a gift from Victoria's sister city of Suzhou and the Government of China.