Last Sunday the clouds scattered, skies lifted, and the desire for a long walk led us to the Selkirk and Songhees walkways. From Victoria's protected harbour, a winding waterway, The Gorge, meanders inland. Along its shores residential and industrial buildings mix in relative harmony.
Several bridges cross The Gorge Waterway, including our infamous Blue Bridge, soon to be replaced by another. Construction has been long and fraught with delays of one sort or another, but in a few months, the iconic bridge above will be replaced by a sleeker, modern version.
Roses in January? How can that be? These were blooming in the shelter of shrubs. Such pretty blossoms for winter.
We saw many birds along the way, including Mr. Old Grumpy, aka Great Blue Heron.
Others had the same desire for fresh air and when a woman coming from the other direction cried out, "oh look," I looked. From a stone wall above the walkway, a clump of snowdrops looked down on passersby.
Cloud-streaked skies and delicate colours let us know that it was time to head back to the car, an hour away.
Since Sunday, more rain has fallen, but have you noticed the days are noticeably longer?