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!

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

Harbour Air

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

Around Nanaimo

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

Lighthouse Country

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. 

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



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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!