Author: Candice

Moments in Montreal (Part IV)

Moments in Montreal (Part IV)

While visiting Montreal in October of 2018 for work, I saw interesting sights everywhere I looked. Here are a few I’d like to share. I was walking with others, and didn’t have enough time to get the names of these places. Above, Queen Victoria’s looking very regal.

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I was impressed by the visual display in the windows of this building.

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This guy’s looking pretty intense. He was in the vicinity of McGill University.

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This gatepost is rusted and crumbling. The lantern is broken, and there’s a nest built inside.

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I love all the turrets and chimneys on this building. It’s very impressive.

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This is the facade of an art gallery. Again, I didn’t catch the name.

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This building has a wonderful entrance. It used to be a theological college, and maybe still is.

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This isn’t a good photo, but it’s the only one I got while waiting for the train. I had my first ride on the subway while in Montreal!

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This is a wall in the entryway of the hotel. The picture doesn’t do this clock, mounted on a moss wall, justice.

253D8B9F-B7F0-42F1-B9E4-1E7A219948FEI saw many weathervanes, but I got very poor pictures of most of them. This was one that turned out.

 

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These photos were taken at the botanical gardens during their “Lanturns of Light.” Exhibition. It was cold and rainy, and if there’s one thing my phone doesn’t like, it’s cold and rain, so the battery quickly died. You’ll just have to imagine the rest of the displays.

 

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Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

On the way to my car, I noticed this little piece of nature, frozen in time. A selection of neighbourhood leaves were artfully arranged by the autumn winds, and a night of freezing rain holds them in place. The ice is clear as glass, and tiny whiffs of snow are caught in the little imperfections on the surface. I may be the only one who sees this little scene, or finds it beautiful, but it reminded me again, that there are things to see, if only I look.

A Look Back at 2018

A Look Back at 2018

2018 is over, and I’m still blogging. I wondered if I’d find enough “smile worthy” things to keep my blog going for a year, but here it is 18 months later, and I still enjoy “finding inspiration in the little things”. Many times I have made my husband stop, and turn around on the highway when an interesting sight catches my eye, and at times he has suggested a post title, or reported seeing an example of something I’ve been looking for. (weather vanes come to mind)

In 2018, my five most popular posts with readers were:
#5 – The Time is Now
#4 – Beautiful Blossoms
#3 – My “Grandcats”
#2 – In Memory of the Lost
#1 – Flight of the Snow Dragon

My favourites were also the most popular–In Memory of the Lost, that gave me a new appreciation for each day of life with which I’ve been gifted, and Flight of the Snow Dragon, for how well my effort at poetry was received. Thank you!

The response from my readers has been somewhat of a surprise. I never imagined that  so many would use their valuable time to read what I post, but there have been some names that pop up time, and time again, with comments and likes. I appreciate every single moment you spend with me, and I’ve gained so much insight and information from those I follow. I’m glad to be a part of the WordPress community, and I wish all my fellow bloggers and readers a great 2019!

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