I’m not much of an expert on flowers, but these are definitely tulips. I don’t know what the yellow ones are. The photo was taken in late April 2008 in Beacon Hill Park, at the south end of Victoria, British Columbia,on Vancouver Island.Victoria is known as the “City of Gardens” for good reason. With a mild climate and early springs, flowers are in bloom much ahead of the rest of Canada. The camera used was a Fuji Finepix S100FS. If you’d like a day hike, you can reach the very big park by walking,car,bus or horse-drawn carriages. There are no food facilities in the park but easily reached by a short walk outside the boundaries. It’s open all year and part of it faces the ocean and many walking trails along Dallas Road, a favourite for hikers, kiting, or just enjoying nature.


beacon hill park, day trips, flowers, gardens, hiking, spring, tulips george cousins, vancouver island, victoria


  • Edith Farrell
    Edith Farrellover 5 years ago

    This is such a lovely photo. You did an excellent job on this!!!!

  • Thank you Edith, much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Wow. Those reddish thingy flowers sure pop of the background of yellow thingies, George.
    (I’m as well versed in flowers as you are. lol)

  • Hey, I know a tulip, but that’s about Well, maybe a rose, too! But not what species, that’s asking too much!

    – George Cousins

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Rachel, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in Spring Blooms, George! Lovely reminder of spring to come for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere!

  • Wow! Many thanks Rachel, what a nice surprise! The blooms are slower this year, we’ve had an unusually chilly winter for lower Vancouver Island. Usually have daffodils and cherry blossoms by this time, and they’re just starting to appear. But I expect any day things will really start to pop up. Cheers!

    – George Cousins

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