*  propel the body through water by using the limbs,
or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal) by
using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.
*  be immersed in or covered with liquid.


It was difficult to tell which definition

Hippos were adhering to…


…if they were not actually swimming

they were certainly immersed in water.

These fish were a totally different story being

both immersed and swimming in,

their watery home in the lobby

of our Vancouver Island Hotel.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Swim



Way back in 1986,

when we purchased the farm we inherited

two of these trees in our front garden.

My memory says they were called

Illawarra Strawberry Trees.

Illawarra is a region south of Sydney

and while the trees did produce small

red berries, after flowering, they

looked nothing like the strawberries

which grace our dining table from time to time

These two images were captured in Victoria (BC).

The wall in the background is part of

a memorial to the

1994 Commonwealth Games.