RagTagChallenge-Mansion

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mansion

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Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria

British Columbia

Canada

Although named a Castle

both the interior and exterior

would pass as a Mansion

in my opinion.

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RagTagChallenge:…Mansion

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RagTagChallenge-Swim

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night

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.
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Elephants crossing the Chobe River

from Botswana to Namibia.

Not sure if they were

swimming or simply walking.

 

In the vicinity of Germany’s Rhine Falls


In the lobby of the

Parkside Hotel in Victoria

(British Columbia) Canada…

 

…these fish were enjoying their environment.

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RagTagChallenge:…Swim

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RagTagChallenge-Patterns

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patterns

a repeated decorative design.

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Art Museum

Melbourne City Centre

Australia

Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria

Vancouver Island

British Columbia

Canada

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RagTagChallenge:…Patterns

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FriendlyFriday21-Green

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Lush greens…

 

…of Canada’s…

…Butchart Gardens…

…which are…

…located on…

 

…British Columbia’s

Vancouver Island…

 

…about a twenty-minute…

 

…bus trip out…

…of the City of Victoria.

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FriendlyFriday:...Green

   Amanda                                Sandi       

Cees-MWMChallenge22-May-Colour-Forest-Dark-Green

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Perhaps not as dark as it could be.

A better shade for this week

 

Topiary from Vienna’s

Schonbrunn Palace…

…and Canada’s

Butchart Gardens.

 

 

 

Closer to home is the

Otway Rain Forest…

 

Still part of the Otway Forest,

I included this image because this morning

is the second of two foggy mornings this week.

 

Love the ferns

Part of the forest near Beech Forest township

on the edge of the Otway Ranges

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Cee’s-MWMCh22-May-Colour-Forest-Dark-Green

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Pick-a-Topic

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Ladders

 

Ice in our gutter

 

Windows

 

Hydrangea and its recycled fence paling planter box

 

A good book will receive a five-star rating in my book reviews.

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Cee’s-MWMCh22-April-Pick-a-Topic

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Cees-MWMChallenge22-April-Colour-Purple-Yellow

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Purple Freesias

Tibouchina

 

King Alfred Daffodil

Tibouchina

 

Canadian Water Taxi

 

Canola crop in bloom

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Cee’s-MWMCh22-March-Colour-Rainbow

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Explore

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explore

travel through (an unfamiliar area)
in order to learn about it.

After spending three months in Canada in 1976,

I have often lamented the fact that I did not…

…leave time to visit the Butchart Gardens.

So, when planning our 2018 visit, to Canada…

 

…we decided to spend a few days in Victoria (BC)

to recover from our 14-hour non-stop flight

across the Pacific…

…but mainly to visit, in our own time,

the Butchart Gardens and any other

attractions Victoria had to offer.

That was one of the best decisions we made.

We were able to wander along the many paths

that comprise the gardens at our own pace…

…exploring at our leisure.

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