December, as always, provides a lot of opportunities to shoot holiday lights, so large part of this collection will be about those. There are a few more themes to this month though, so you won't get tired of the festive illumination alone.
Let's start with some birds:
Empress Hotel built a skating rink this year. Here is daylight shot of it, night time ones will follow
Now, some illumination in Sidney
Star trail over Christmas tree
Downtown lights. Promised skating rink in the night:
December post can't omit Butchart Gardens and their stunning display. There are no iconic shots of Sunken gardens etc, but they are pretty much the same from year to year, so I tried to get some other views and angles.
These are a few shots from the Lochside drive, just south of Sidney, our usual walking route
Even inhabitants of the Butterfly Gardens enjoy festive lights:
Now somewhat different views, so your eyes get some rest from all the lights. Fort Rodd Hill:
Swans at the Esquimalt Lagoon:
Got some rest? Back to festivities. Holiday store windows in Sidney:
Enough of winter views. Spring is coming. In Sidney...
...and downtown. Yes, first cherry blooms!
That was rather large post but it was rather eventful month!
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Beautiful...AND no snow :)
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