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stormy weather

October 15, 2016

two storms in a week

and now

 ” the remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to hit the west coast late Saturday afternoon”

so while #2 was blowing itself out

I went in search of autumn leaves

p1100667starting in Beacon Hill Park

p1100669where the Canada geese were loudly announcing their presence

p1100694Garry Oaks are an important part of the southern Vancouver Island ecosystemp1100699and in the Mayor’s Grove, with trees dedicated to Victoria’s past mayors

(can you see the ladybug)?

p1100698a squirrel is stockpiling for winterp1100693the ducks are doing what ducks do

p1100670a colour palette of decaying leaves

p1100710and a selection of lichen for future dyeing

p1100683an ancient ginko tree, not yet turning yellow

p1100684but gathering raindrops

p1100707then on to the Ross Bay Cemetery where the trees are beautiful any time of year

p1100708and the deer roam freelyp1100705 out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca a tug struggles against the rising wind

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2016 4:28 am

    You’ve been having wild weather! Is it over yet? Your walk looks like a perfect autumn ramble. I love a walk at this time of year–it appeals to all my senses!


    • October 16, 2016 9:50 am

      Kerry – the major wild weather missed us in Victoria, just the usual early winter storm. I love the wind and waves (when I can retreat to a hot cup of tea), so invigorating.


  2. Kristin permalink
    October 15, 2016 5:39 pm

    Beautiful photography. I’m feeling like I’m there!


    • October 15, 2016 10:36 pm

      Kristin – it’s still reasonably warm so a little wind and rain just blew the cobwebs away.


  3. October 15, 2016 5:04 pm

    Batten down the hatches, Jean! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.


  4. vdbolyard permalink
    October 15, 2016 1:47 pm

    i’ve been thinking of all my friends and family on the north west coast. keep safe, jean.


    • October 15, 2016 1:57 pm

      Velma – the experts still don’t know where this is going to make landfall, just hope it is not as intense as predicted.


  5. October 15, 2016 1:08 pm

    I am hunkered down with my new/old loom, patched with elastics and helpful carpenters, but having fun!


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