Sunday, October 31, 2010

Topping the steeple

At the corner of Lillian Road and Richmond Avenue sits the church of St. Jean Baptiste which caters to the growing community of Victoria's expat Quebecers.And topping its steeple is a rather unique piece of architectural adornment.The cross that originally topped the steeple had been blown down during a windstorm on Good Friday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's getting a bit chilly

Now that we're getting close to winter the weather's getting a bit chilly. The folks at the Koffi Shop on Haultain Street have taken pity on the tree in front of their shop by dressing it up in fine winter woolies.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vultures over Oak Bay

While walking along Beach Avenue in Oak Bay...
we spotted a large flock of birds in the distance.
At first, because there were so many of them, we thought they were crows.
But as they flew closer it was obvious they were too large to be crows. Instead it began to look like a congregation of eagles.
But then, as they got closer still, it was apparent that these weren't eagles at all. These were Turkey Vultures.A very rare sight to see so many in one area. Within about five minutes they had all dispersed leaving just a clear blue sky.