I took my IPhone with me and took some pictures of some of the sights.
Hope you'll enjoy what you see...it's a wee thank you to you all
for your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog.
I have not been able to respond individually to all your comments because I have so much homework due for my French class which requires my immediate attention.
There are many beautiful gardens in our community.
When I was growing up here Victoria was known as "The City of Gardens."
The colours of this iris are quite lovely...
burgundy and purple with a splash of yellow.
Purple and mauve with orange...
artfully painted by Mother Nature herself.
This home was used in the series Gracepoint which has been filmed here locally for the past few months.
When I sauntered by the crew were removing a lot of their props and tidying up.
I wonder where the owners have been living for all these months.
Perhaps they flew off to the south of France or Tuscany Italy!
These Lands' End trail shoes have seen a lot of pavement and should be replaced sometime soon.
I've always loved this grand home.
It has recently been sold to a young family.
Several generations of the same family lived here until the woman who was born in it had to move into assisted living...she is 97!
The Cook Street Village is our wee shopping area.
Locals refer to it simply as The Village.
The used book store is a wonderful place to spend time perusing the shelves...
The heritage chestnut trees line the street.
Many are old and in need of removal which the city is doing and replanting younger ones.
They create such a vast canopy overhead.
Mercedes Lane is a woman's clothing shop.
They sell hats, fashion jewelry, shoes and a few pieces of shabby chic furniture.
The market has been here as long as I can remember and is owned by the original vendor.
The view looking south on Cook Street towards the book shop.
There are 4 or 5 coffee shops and a pizzaria, a bank, 2 hairdressing studios, a pub, pet shop, wine merchant, pharmacy, doctor's office, 2 grocery shops, an optical store, a second hand shoppe, a senior's centre, another woman's clothing store, and Rainbird a shop that sells Hunter boots, rain coats, jackets and umbrellas.
If I were to have my druthers I'd like to see a fabulous gift shop open up.
The book I am currently reading...
after I finish my French homework I plan to brew a pot of tea and read a few chapters.
I'd love to know what you are reading.