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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Aquarium

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aquarium

a transparent tank of water in which live fish and other water creatures and plants are kept.
a building containing tanks of live fish of different species.

My images are not exactly aquarium images…

 …but they all show fish…

 

…in water.

Looking through a glass bottom boat on

the Great Barrier Reef,

near Cairns in Queensland

is probably the closest I have to an aquarium shot.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Aquarium

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

Cee-BW-Challenge-Murals

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Don’t know what happened last week. 

Honestly thought Murals was this week.

As we left Vancouver Island…

we stopped at the town of Chemainus…

to view its famous Murals.

….before catching a ferry to

the Canadian mainland.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Murals

Black_White

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FloralFriday19-Butterfly-Gardens-2

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The Butterfly Gardens…2Victoria…

Vancouver Island…

British Columbia…

Canada.

I think the Butterfly Gardens are

an and ideal addition to your

Butchart Gardens visit.

 

Situated about 5-10 minutes by bus from Butchart Gardens

the Butterfly Gardens provide a different experience.

Also a half hour or so is all that is required

to wander the comparatively small Butterfly Gardens.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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FloralFriday19-Butterfly-Gardens-1

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The Butterfly Gardens…1Victoria…

Vancouver Island…

British Columbia…

Canada.

I think the Butterfly Gardens are

an and ideal addition to your

Butchart Gardens visit.

Situated about 5-10 minutes by bus from Butchart Gardens

the Butterfly Gardens provide a different experience.

Also a half hour or so is all that is required

to wander the comparatively small Butterfly Gardens.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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