Friday, July 22, 2011

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC, Canada

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC
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From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

For the 3 years I lived in Victoria I stayed in an apartment a block and a half away from Beacon Hill Park and it's likely what helped me keep my sanity as I ground my way through a very intense 27.5 month college program that was 7 terms with no real breaks between terms.

The 200 acre park goes from practically downtown down to the shore of the Salish Sea across which one can see Washington State and the Olympic Mountain Range.
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

The Camas bloom and the fields of green turn purple with the occasional white rarity. Cooked in pits or boiled they provided starch to the diet of the indigenous peoples of the area.
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

Returning to Victoria is also an opportunity to walk with my father as we did when I lived here last.
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

A time to grow
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

Beacon Hill Park is many things to many people. There are areas left wild and areas groomed and planted with plants from the width and breadth of the old British Empire. There are paths to walk, chip trails to run, soccer fields and cricket pitches. And plenty of benches.
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

Many a place to ponder and notice the details that lurk at ones feet
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

and above ones head
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

To see Honeysuckle blooms vining up a tree
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

and to take a moment to lie flat on your belly and observe the small flowers unfurled
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

then it is time to get back up..
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

time to leave the park and head downtown to where old and young still mix.. not in flora but in foundations..
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

join me next time when we leave the forest world for things of human hands
From Victoria, BC - Pre S&G1st - Victoria

2 comments:

ClaireBear said...

I love Beacon Hill park! I love the grass photo, and the little flowers :)

Jordan said...

:D :D I love all of that as well as the beach :) Oh sooooo lovely and funtastical :D