from Vancouver

Girl in a Wetsuit

and not


Little Mermaid

Inside Butchart Gardens


Vancouver Island

British Columbia

In Vancouver,

we discovered

The Laughing Giants

of Stanley Park


Some of the Chemainus…

…Murals on Vancouver  Island.

Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain produced…

…these wood carvings…

…still on a woody theme the restaurant atop

Grouse Mountain also had this piece on display.

In downtown Victoria (BC)

is this living statue titled

Orca and Calf.

Unfortunately the calf is on the other side

of its mother and barely visible.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo-Challenge John:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist-Photo-Challenge Donna:…Public-Art



Denzil’s Nature PC.


Wild flowers

Ohope Beach

Bay of Plenty

New Zealand




Vancouver Island

British Columbia


Flower and visitor


Spring time (October) Canola crop

near Geelong.


Jonquils are due in early August,

again heralding the onset of Spring.


Acacia trees should be in bloom in

about eight weeks…from mid july.

They are said to be the first signs of Spring.









Chemainus Dahlia




Soft Yellow



An Orchid Farm

near Geelong.


Geelong Botanic Gardens





Dahlia Farm

near Geelong

Yellow Doors

Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand


Yellow Submarine



Canola crop in bloom

near Geelong


One Word Sunday Challenge:…Yellow








I had never seen or heard of the

Chemainus Murals

prior to 2018.

We passed through Chemainus…

…stopping only long enough to capture

some images of the town’s 36-40 murals…

..the morning we left Vancouver Island

for Canada’s mainland.

The interesting thing about

the Murals is that they…

…not only tell the story of Chemainus,

many are also…


..integrated into the landscape,

as my final three images depict.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Street-ART

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Street-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Street-Art





Around an hour drive from Vancouver Island’s

Victoria we came to the township of Chemainus,

famous for its Murals.

Some of these murals will follow in my

Photo Walk post.


These murals are not in any specific place,

that is a Mural Park, or similar.



…they are on any wall…


…in the town.

Murals also…



…focussed on the pioneering days…


… when wind…




…and manual labour was the way tasks were completed.


All murals, large or small, are…

…numbered so that visitors can

read the story of each mural.

I am assuming that is the reason for the numbers.

We barely had time to find our way

into town and back again

photographing murals as we found them.

Soon we were back on the coach to

catch our ferry across to the mainland.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   A-Photo-Walk