Word-of-Day-Challenge-Butterfly

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Butterflies captured…

…at The Butterfly Gardens…

 

 

…on Vancouver Island,

near the

Butchart Gardens,

Victoria,

Canada.

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One-Word-Sunday-Olympic

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1956 Olympic rings at Ballarat’s

Lake Wendouree,

home to all rowing events in 1956.

 

Track and field and Opening/Closing Ceremonies

were held at the

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)…

…in front of the newly built Olympic Stand

and around 100,000 spectators.

The most recent Olympic Venue we have visited is

Whistler Mountain,

British Columbia,

Canada, 2018.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Olympic

RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-70-Floral

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It was over forty years…

…since I first heard of Butchart Gardens.

The wait was well worth it.

 

 

The floral displays were…

…simply gorgeous…

 

 

…and all parts…

 

 

…of the gardens…

…were immaculately cared for.

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Ryan-Weekly-PC-70:   Floral

 

 

Monday-Windows-PC-Rocky-Mountaineer-1506

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Riding the Rocky Mountaineer was one highlight…

…we were looking forward to during

our visit to Canada in 2018.

 

 

 

Being a once in a lifetime adventure,

we opted for the Gold Leaf experience.

 

 

It was so worth the extra cost incurred.

For readers who haven’t experienced

the Rocky Mountaineer,

Gold Leaf cars are on the left of this image.

The Silver Leaf cars are single level

without the wrap over windows.

Gold Leaf passengers ride in the upper level

and dine downstairs.

Silver Leaf passengers have meals

brought to their seat as in an aircraft.

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Monday-Windows-PC-June-15

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Water

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My first water scene is…

…nearby Lal Lal Falls.

In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls

in Zimbabwe .

Four years later, it was Alberta’s,

Athabasca Falls In Canada.

For 55 years lived less than an hour

from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.

The only time I remember visiting these falls was

when number one Son wanted some photos

for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.

As it was a February/March assignment,

there was little or no water flow.

  I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours

from Geelong to capture this photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Water

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Graffiti-Murals

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I have seen/photographed

a few murals in Australia…

…but none as good as the

Chemainus Murals…

…at Chemainus…

…on Canada’s…

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…Vancouver Island.

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Closer to home…

…is Melbourne’s…

…Hosier Lane.

 

I love the Hosier Lane street art…

 

…some of which is surrounded…

 

 

…by graffiti.

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