One of the things I love most about living in Victoria, is that the weather is almost always perfect. No matter how cold or hot the thermometer might read, in general the sun is usually shining. Our work takes us to Vancouver frequently – almost on a weekly basis – and I am always stunned when I leave this sunny shore and land in the rain across the straight. Of course it means we get less snow as well, but given that we get 60% less precipitation than our friends over in the ‘big’ city, I’ll take my dry, crisp, salty days anytime.
We live a block from the sea which means that whenever the kids want to go to the beach it’s just a short stroll away. The other day the sun was shining, the temperature was in the teens and they decided that it was much too nice to hold up in a class room (happens a lot here – see above weather report). So we packed a lunch, strolled down the street and spent the afternoon searching for beach glass and hunting for whales.
So today I am grateful for these quiet times, the days when the sun is out and time seems to slow down. I know that our busy season is coming and the kids will soon be calling for me to work less and play more, but for now we’re all happy. And school can wait for a rainy day…
dallas road photos 2014