black magic, germany 1997.
the paramour's early morning flight from our airport was cancelled, because the red-eye last night couldn't land due to fog, so there was no plane. we had to leave even earlier to drive down to victoria, to catch the flight he was originally going to connect to in vancouver. made that one easily, despite there being loads of fog across the malahat.
afterwards i went downtown to buy new boots at MEC, and to wander around a little and look at what they're doing in chinatown (ripping down lots of old buildings except they're leaving the façades intact).
then i went to butchart gardens for a couple of hours. took the usual cactusload of pictures, and enjoyed myself -- it wasn't very busy, and i think i only got 3-4 pictures with people to be edited out, even in the japanese garden. the roses are way past their prime, but i still got a few good ones like this aptly named specimen. and then home, where i am waiting for the paramour to call and tell me the plane didn't crash on landing.
walklog: probably 6 km or so.