The Horticulture Center of the Pacific in Victoria was the perfect place to wander and visit with extended family through flower gardens, damp woodlands and a delightful Japanese garden boasting a large collection of bonsai trees.
Berries are highlighted as summer's blossoms have faded.
Miniatures amongst the forest giants.
A beautiful, 50-70 year old Korean Hornbeam tree, a dwarf of it's naturally 30 foot high stance.
Sister and brother enjoying a private joke - is it her evergreen wig?
An island visit is never complete without a walk along the seashore.
The mossy forest in Goldstream Provincial Park
An artistic view of nature taking its course in the spawning channel.
Blue Heron in Goldstream's estuary.
As November fades I take courage in the advent of a new season, a season of ice and snow that will be warmed with the love of family centred around the joy of Christmas.