Word-of-Day-Challenge-Lightly

~~~~~

~~~~~

lightly

in relatively small amounts
or in low density; sparingly.

~~~~~

Some images which fit the moody theme.

The first indication that it was snowing was when

our coach driver alerted us to this sight…

…as we approached the

Columbia Icefield

and the

Athabasca Glacier.

Having never sighted falling snow previously

many of us were not sure if this fall would

be labeled heavy, light or somewhere inbetween.

 

To walk on a freshly, fallen silent shroud of snow

(just had to use that line 🙂 )

was the highlight of the day.

I would say it was falling lightly simply because

it was comfortable out and about.

The only time it was uncomfortable was

when my feet decided to hurry downhill

without telling the rest of me.

I was left behind on my behind.

Certainly a memorable experience.

~~~~~

~~~~~

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Butterfly

~~~~~

~~~~~

 

Butterflies captured…

…at The Butterfly Gardens…

 

 

…on Vancouver Island,

near the

Butchart Gardens,

Victoria,

Canada.

~~~~~

WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Scenic

 

~~~~~~

 

 

Scenery from our travels.

The

Million Dollar View

at

Banff Fairmont Springs Hotel.

 

Mount Ruapehu

Tongariro National Park

New Zealand.

 

Drakensburg Mountains,

South Africa

I think this is Sulphur Mountain

overlooking

Banff’s Main Street

Canada

 

A view from

Rocky Mountaineer

Train Ride

to Vancouver.

 

Finally, a genuine

Victorian sunrise

over

Corio Bay,

Geelong.

~~~~~

Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Scenic

One-Word-Sunday-Olympic

~~~~~

1956 Olympic rings at Ballarat’s

Lake Wendouree,

home to all rowing events in 1956.

 

Track and field and Opening/Closing Ceremonies

were held at the

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)…

…in front of the newly built Olympic Stand

and around 100,000 spectators.

The most recent Olympic Venue we have visited is

Whistler Mountain,

British Columbia,

Canada, 2018.

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:  Olympic

RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-70-Floral

~~~~~~

It was over forty years…

…since I first heard of Butchart Gardens.

The wait was well worth it.

 

 

The floral displays were…

…simply gorgeous…

 

 

…and all parts…

 

 

…of the gardens…

…were immaculately cared for.

~~~~~

Ryan-Weekly-PC-70:   Floral

 

 

Monday-Windows-PC-Rocky-Mountaineer-1506

~~~~~

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer was one highlight…

…we were looking forward to during

our visit to Canada in 2018.

 

 

 

Being a once in a lifetime adventure,

we opted for the Gold Leaf experience.

 

 

It was so worth the extra cost incurred.

For readers who haven’t experienced

the Rocky Mountaineer,

Gold Leaf cars are on the left of this image.

The Silver Leaf cars are single level

without the wrap over windows.

Gold Leaf passengers ride in the upper level

and dine downstairs.

Silver Leaf passengers have meals

brought to their seat as in an aircraft.

~~~~~

Monday-Windows-PC-June-15

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Graffiti-Murals

~~~~~

 

 

~~~~~

I have seen/photographed

a few murals in Australia…

…but none as good as the

Chemainus Murals…

…at Chemainus…

…on Canada’s…

~~~~~

…Vancouver Island.

~~~~~

Closer to home…

…is Melbourne’s…

…Hosier Lane.

 

I love the Hosier Lane street art…

 

…some of which is surrounded…

 

 

…by graffiti.

~~~~~

One-Word-Sunday-Dream

~~~~~

~~~~~

About 9 years ago I had never dreamed

of taking this, or any other, image

in Kruger National Park.

A spur of the moment decision saw us

making plans to visit

Botswana’s Okavango Delta in 2014.

It was here we sighted what

our guides described as…

…1,000 elephants migrating from A to B.

~~~~~

Finally a less exotic image

from much closer to home.

A dreamy view of the

Wimmera River

at Horsham,

Victoria.

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:  Dream