Jean's Pics

I have been living in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island for over 20 years, and have been taking pictures - lots of pictures! Here is a sample, taken in January over a number of years.

They have been hidden in my computer.... and some viewers might enjoy them!

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A wintry view across Georgia Strait towards Sechelt on the mainland.

Living on the Island in January

Around Nanaimo - at the waterfront

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The frame - used for group photos

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Harbour Air

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The fishing boats are quiet in January

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Plants growing in the tops of the logs

I am fond of reflections

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Fishing boats resting....

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Sunny winter days often begin like this.

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A walkway makes lacy reflections

Around Nanaimo - Neck Point Park

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Cormorants enjoying the sunshine...

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Around Nanaimo - Ponds

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Ice on Buttertubs Marsh

High water on Brannen Lake

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Upside down, but nicer that way

Around Nanaimo

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Arbutus trees in north Nanaimo

View north across the Strait

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Departure Bay and the Marina Channel

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It is always cheery to find snowdrops in mid-January.

North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"

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Farm in Nanoose Bay

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Parksville from the park

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A calm day at French Creek

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Lighthouse Country

Victoria and area in January

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The Inner Harbour and Empress Hotel

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Morning sun on the BC Parliament Buildings

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House boats at Fisherman's Wharf

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Every trip to Victoria I drive around Dallas Rd. by the sea... This day it was very windy near Ogden Point and foam was flying.

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This wasn't intended to be a black and white shot.

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A happy dog at the off-leash park by the sea

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A storm coming - Ross Bay

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Witch hazel blooming and giving a splash of colour.

The old bridge at Beacon Hill Park

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An old tree at the park - something evil from a fairy tale.

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It's cold out, but the indoor garden is blooming at Butchart Gardens. Every year the cafe is turned into the early Spring garden.

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A raft of ducks at Beacon Hill Park

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The little snail fountain at Butchart looks wintery.