About three hours north of where we live in Victoria there's a ski area called Mount Washington. It's also a pretty summer destination with its boardwalk around the alpine meadows. That's where I went with some of the members of my book club this weekend to celebrate our 20th(!) anniversary.
In normal years there would be lots of nice walks in the meadows in the middle of July. But not this year. This year Mount Washington had a record snowfall. Someone told me that it was 57 feet of snow. So much snow that they were still skiing on the first of July.
Here's what the boardwalk looked like on the 23rd of July. Still lots of snow.
That didn't stop us from having fun and enjoying some nice walks, although we weren't really expecting this kind of terrain.
It's a beautiful place and as winter segues into a late spring there are lots of plants and flowers to photograph.
The Paintbrush in several colours.
Something called a Marsh Daisy (I think), which seemed to thrive in the snowmelt in the meadow.
The lovely Lupine.
And the wild Columbine with its delicate ballerina costume look.
I guess if spring is here in mid-July, can summer be far behind? Here's hoping so!