An Outward View

Posted: 8th May 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Summer is just around the corner now here on Vancouver Island, everything is turning vibrant green and the air is warm.  On a recent excursion, I found myself driving down the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, enjoying the scenery, the sounds, and the smells of late spring.  With the pace of life being what it is lately, days spent exploring the island are to be treasured, to be enjoyed like a fine wine.  At one point on my travels I noticed a scene that caused me to pause.

Vancouver Island Landscape - Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Vancouver Island Landscape – Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

It’s truly hard to beat the landscapes we find here on the island.  In this shot we are looking across Brentwood Bay, and in the distance we see layer upon layer of tree covered mountains creating an almost perfect green carpet.  A new, contemporary home sits looking out towards the bay, and if you look closely (click on the picture to see it fullscreen, it’s well worth it) you can see the part of the house that looks out over the ocean is floor to ceiling glass.  The views would be spectacular, to say the least.

Now that the weather is starting to turn warm and sunny, it’s time once again to head out and check out all the island has to offer.  I can honestly say we’re blessed to live here in a place that defines the term “God’s Country”.

Thank you so much for visiting us here at The Hollow today, we really appreciate it!  As always, we love to hear from all our visitors so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have below.




  1. avatar Eliz says:

    I was born and raised on the east coast, of the largest island on the west coast, of the second largest country in the world.

    I spend half my childhood and all my teenage years in the city that is on the southern tip of the island.

    When I grew up, I traveled and then, moved away from that beautiful island. What I remember the most about that ‘garden’ city are the flowers. But all your photos are about the beautiful scenery, gorgeous buildings, antique car shows, interesting old buildings, etc. Through your photos, I am seeing the ‘island’ through different eyes and yet, it is still so beautiful.

    • What a wonderful comment, Eliz, thank you from the very bottom of our hearts, it means the world to us! It’s always a delight for us to connect with folks who share this appreciation!

  2. avatar Edith Levy says:

    Beautiful Toad!

  3. avatar Frank King says:

    Nice scene. I was just on Vancouver Island and it’s definitely looking good! 🙂

    • Oh cool, Frank, that’s awesome!! Many thanks for visiting our small part of the island here at The Hollow, and for taking the time to leave these great comments!! 🙂

  4. I will gladly take that view! Such a wonderful shot Toad!

  5. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    I just love the Canadian landscape and your island has a lot of them as you constantly prove through you wonderful images.

  6. avatar Jimi Jones says:

    Stunningly beautiful scene here, Toad! Yes, this is a true wonder of nature and I can see why you just had to stop and capture the moment. Well done, my friend. 🙂

  7. Beautiful scene! Love the colors

  8. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    Indeed, you are very blessed to be living there, and to be able to captured all of its beauty. And WE are very blessed that you share all its beauty here.
    Thank you!!

    • Lisa, you are always so kind to us here and it’s always a highlight for our day when we see you’ve popped by for a visit! Many heartfelt thanks!