FOWChallenge-Can

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I remember studying Canada

when I was at school…Grade 6, I think.

When referring to Canadian salmon

our teacher told us that…

Canadians eat what they can and can what they can’t’.

This quote had me confused for some time

as I was used to referring to

a tin of soup, fish, whatever.

I don’t think these fish are salmon,

however they are, or were photographed

in the lobby of the

Parkside Hotel in Victoria,

British Columbia.

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One-Word-Sunday-Yellow

 

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Marigolds

Submarine

 

Dahlias

Jonquils

 

 

 

Canola

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Yellow

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Underdog

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underdog

a competitor thought to have little chance
of winning a fight or contest.

The old saying says that…

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight,

rather the size of the fight in the dog

that counts.’

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Underdog

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Odyssey

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odyssey

a long wandering and eventful journey

I am inclined to suggest that any journey

originating in Australia and visiting

the northern hemisphere

could be described as an ‘Odyssey’.

Last year’s travel to Canada took us about

16 hours flying time to reach Vancouver Island

to the start of our Canadian/Alaskan adventure.Falling snow on the Columbia Ice-field was

an event we had not counted on.

Our sled ride on the Mendenhall Glacier was wonderful.

Followed by the Red Carpet treatment

when boarding our

Rocky Mountaineer

Gold Leaf Carriage.

 

 

 

Our Final day, not included in the tour,

was a visit to Wiseman,

a very small township

inside the Arctic Circle.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Odyssey

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Tuesday-PC-Wk172-Overhead

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overhead

above the level of the head; in the sky.

 

Two photos which are both

14 hour flights from Australia.

African Hawk-Eagle soars above me

in Kruger National Park.

 

From Butchart Gardens.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Gardens

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During our travels of the past twelve months

we were fortunate to visit several gorgeous gardens.

Butchart Gardens, Schönbrunn Palace, Versailles Palace

and finally Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Gardens which I really wanted to visit were

The Butchart Gardens on Canada’s Vancouver Island.

We were so pleased that we arrived a day or two early.

This gave us time to look around Victoria

prior to our tour commencing.

Because of this we spent much more time exploring

Butchart the our tour had allocated.

We were just finishing a walk through the Sunken Gardens

when were were scheduled to leave.

Public transport took us back to Victoria

and we both would recommend this to anyone visiting

Victoria and Butchart Gardens.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

Hamilton Gardens,

New Zealand.

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