SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Butchart-Florals

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Some of…

…my images…

…captured…

…at…

…Butchart Gardens…

 

…Vancouver Island…

…British Columbia,

Canada.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Fantastic-Florals

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Favourite-Places

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My favourite places.

Locally it has to be Griffin Gully Pier

over looking Geelong’s

Corio Bay.

I missed out on visiting Butchart Gardens in 1976.

The wait was long but certainly worth it

when we visited in 2018.

 

Accommodation during my 1976 visit to Banff

consisted of a sleeping bag and a small tent.

Forty-two years later and a lot more comfort

and more memories

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Favourite-Places

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Up-Close-Green

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The best I could do for…

…the Up Close…

…and Personal Challenge.

An appropriate…

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…colour for…

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…a St Patrick’s Day…

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…post.  😊

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My favourite.

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Just read your post Terri and realised

there was a reason why you chose ‘green’ 😄

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Up-Close-Personal-to-Green

RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-49-Doors

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I may be stretching the terms

doors and doorways this week.

Still in Canada’s

Vancouver Island.

Still in the Butchart Gardens,

this first image is a doorway leads us to

the Japanese Garden.

 

The gateway between old and new

Chemainus (presumably).

 

Finally, a fair dinkum doorway

taken from our horse and carriage

ride around Victoria.

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RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-48-Water

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Water images from

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

The Ross Fountain in the Butchart Gardens.

It reminded me of a mini version of

the Dubai Mall Fountain

Victoria Harbour….

…just on…

 

…night fall.

 

I didn’t think of it at the time, however…

….I really wish I had taken a ride

on the H2O Taxi…just for fun.

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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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