The third thing I like about living in Victoria is the way the air smells. I thought it was just that because Victoria is relatively small, the smells of the city haven't yet overpowered the smells of nature, but I've realised that it is not just the fresh air that pleases me. More specifically it is the fresh sea air. I can smell the sea when I step outside our house. I get used to it, and forget to appreciate it, but when I come back from a long trip I get a reminder. I'm not the only one, either: as we were disembarking our flight home I overheard the young man behind me say happily "it smells different here", and then his traveling companion replied "yes, I like it". (To be fair, it was a flight from garbage-strike Toronto, so I imagine anything would be an improvement).
It is nice to be home. And to notice that yes, this place really does feel like home. So without further ado, my midsummer summary, in photos:
Wafflerama, June 6th
Oak Bay Tea Party, June 7th
A camping trip with Erin, June 9th-12th
A new fence
A new game
A visit to Deep Cove
I was planning to do a complete recap of June and July, but I think our trip back to Quebec and Ontario deserves its own post, so stay tuned for part 2, coming soon (I promise not to wait 6 weeks!).