Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Springtime in Victoria

Mt Baker from Cadboro Bay
Watercolour and crayon
©2011 Charlene Brown

We’re hoping what passes for winter is finished here in the warmest place in Canada. A few hardy trees are beginning to blossom, and I’ve only exaggerated slightly the number of sailors out on Cadboro Bay. (Like the more intrepid gardeners and golfers in Victoria, they never really stop, except on days we actually get snow.) What I have exaggerated quite a bit is the proximity of Mt. Baker. We like to think of it as our mountain, but in fact it not only isn’t right here in town – it isn’t even in Canada. Mt. Baker is part of a series of inactive volcanoes (Rainier, Saint Helens, Hood, Shasta) running through Washington, Oregon and California in the United States).
I hope you’ll take the time to have a look at a new blog in which I’m participating, A Postcard from my Walk. We’re just introducing ourselves this week, but will begin showing actual postcards we receive in the mail from other member of the group in early February.