Canada – Victoria Day 2

This morning we left after breakfast for the Butchart Gardens – simply beautiful.  It was a bit of a wild life tour on the way.  There were otters swimming in the bay, deer ravaging the very expensive golf course, and we saw 3 bald eagles.  The first eagle was sitting on top of the largest totem pole in Canada, the second was in a tree with its nest, the third was flying overhead.    No bear.

The consensus on the gardens (mum & I) worth a trip back to Canada just to see them.  They were beautifully laid out, lots of sealed paths, and perfectly maintained.   There were gardeners just dedicated to deadheading the flowers.   The newest addition to the gardens is a carousel – with a long queue of adults waiting to have a ride.

Early morning tomorrow – ferry ride to Whistler with a mystery stop thrown in.

DSC_0300

Tulips were the theme.

DSC_0301

.

DSC_0305

.

DSC_0319

Beautiful bronze carousel horse. So much details.

DSC_0321

You can’t see them but, the wings were threaded with twinkle lights.

DSC_0333

More tulips.

DSC_0335

.

DSC_0337

If you must have a rubbish bin – make it multi purpose

DSC_0345

View to the bay

DSC_0357

Part of the Japanese garden.

fullsizeoutput_38b

Bald Eagle and nest.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Canada, Family, Gardens, Travel, Victoria and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s