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Road Trip – Natural Setting

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All photos taken on September 21, 2021 on our walk on the Songhees Pathway in Victoria.

Victoria is a city of colour and blooms and this walk was no exception. Brightly coloured blossoms, leaves tinged with fall colours, late blooming roses, blackberries and chestnuts in various stages and the peeling (and appealing) bark on the Arbutus trees. Animate wildlife included numerous bees and wasps as well as a few seals. If I lived here, I would walk this path daily.

Natural Setting ©

Along walkway side,

flora and fauna abound.

Natural setting.

Brown Eyed Susans

Fall foliage is more rare here, but it is definitely coming
Roses at this time of year?
the various stages of blackberries
more roses
yellow poppies
and again
birds enjoying the sun
and yet, another rose
glorious arbutus bark
local seal cruising
and further afield
seaweed on clear water

pollinators at work


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

27 thoughts on “Road Trip – Natural Setting

    1. The sighting was right, the lighting was right and this old guy was able to stay steady enough to catch the sparrows. Definitely zoomed, as they were safely out of reach. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. I looked at your photos and thought… the single rose is my favourite, but then I looked again and thought … no, the birds were the best …. then looked again …. and … oh dear I can’t decide as they are all so beautiful.

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    1. It was a technicolour day. As to taking photos of seals, they are almost as difficult to photograph as Chickadees. The seals go up and down so often in their breath/swim pattern, they are never visible for long. I think this one was just enjoying the sunny day. Cheers. Allan

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