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!
A wintry view across Georgia Strait towards Sechelt on the mainland.
Living on the Island in January
Around Nanaimo - at the waterfront
The frame - used for group photos
The fishing boats are quiet in January
Plants growing in the tops of the logs
I am fond of reflections
Fishing boats resting....
Sunny winter days often begin like this.
A walkway makes lacy reflections
Around Nanaimo - Neck Point Park
Cormorants enjoying the sunshine...
Around Nanaimo - Ponds
Ice on Buttertubs Marsh
High water on Brannen Lake
Upside down, but nicer that way
Arbutus trees in north Nanaimo
View north across the Strait
Departure Bay and the Marina Channel
It is always cheery to find snowdrops in mid-January.
North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"
Farm in Nanoose Bay
Parksville from the park
A calm day at French Creek
Victoria and area in January
The Inner Harbour and Empress Hotel
Morning sun on the BC Parliament Buildings
House boats at Fisherman's Wharf
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.
This wasn't intended to be a black and white shot.
A happy dog at the off-leash park by the sea
A storm coming - Ross Bay
Witch hazel blooming and giving a splash of colour.
The old bridge at Beacon Hill Park
An old tree at the park - something evil from a fairy tale.
It's cold out, but the indoor garden is blooming at Butchart Gardens. Every year the cafe is turned into the early Spring garden.
A raft of ducks at Beacon Hill Park
The little snail fountain at Butchart looks wintery.