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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Dragon

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dragon

1. a mythical monster like a giant reptile.

2. another term for flying lizard.

 

Dragons.

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fountain in Butchart Gardens…

…on Vancouver Island,

British Columbia,

Canada.

Finally, Geelong Gardens

provides a Dragon Tree.

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Word of the Day Challenge:   Dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Found-Art

 

Geelong Street art.

Ceiling art in Florence.

Butchart Gardens…

Vancouver Island

Canada.

Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria.

Somewhere in the French Countryside.

This may say something about my taste in art,

but it is  one of my favourite images.

A one off, never, to be captured again image

of a spider web in a canola crop a few years ago.

MGW doe not share my enthusiasm.

It can even be turned into bright, stronger colours

if that is your taste.

This was my first piece of photography art.

The now defunct Weekly Photo Challenge

wanted a CD cover design.

It interested it is simply a shot of water in Corio Bay.

And I love the mood in these two images…

…of Melbourne, last week.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Found-Art

FloralFriday19-Butchart-Gardens-0111

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The last from Butchart Gardens…24Victoria…

Vancouver Island…

British Columbia…

Canada.

The Blue Poppy Restaurant marks end of

our walk around the Butchart Gardens.

After a cool drink we embarked,

courtesy of Victoria Public Transport

(we really cannot speak highly enough

about Victoria’s Public Transport staff).

Next week, a look at

the nearby Butterfly Garden

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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