Tag: travel

Reminder

Reminder

While out for a walk, I saw these two stepping stones leaning against a fence. Suddenly, my thoughts were taken back to our visit to the Maritimes last June. How I’d love to revisit that part of Canada again, as we saw only a small part of what the area had to offer. Sadly, travel may not be in our future, so the memories will have to suffice.

In case you’re interested in seeing some of my Maritime posts:
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part II: Shediac for Tourists
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part III: Shediac Marina
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part IV: Lobster Tales
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part V: Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VI: Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VII: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VIII: On the Way to…
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part IX: Hopewell Park
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part X: Magnificent Hopewell Rocks
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XI: Havre Boucher
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XII: Cape Breton Island
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIII: Houses & Lighthouses
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIV: Maritime Churches

Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail

Part five in a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is a place where nature has been preserved, and left undisturbed for the most part.
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The winding trails loop throughout the wetland area where almost 100 nests of Great Blue Heron are located. The birds don’t migrate, and being an endangered species it’s important that these areas remain protected.

The cycle of nature can be seen here. Plants and trees die, and rot, providing fertile soil for new ones to grow and take their place.
All kinds of life make their home here. Ducks, turtles, beavers, mink, otters, and salmon have been spotted. I was able to photograph some frogs. Can you spot both of them in the picture below?
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We passed a pond on the day we were there. The water was so calm that the trees and sunshine reflected beautifully on it’s mirror like surface.
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This is a beautiful, serene place, a place where one can experience creation first hand, a place that must be preserved.

Palms and Pretties

Palms and Pretties

Part four of a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.

One stop on our B.C. trip took me to a home with a fabulously landscaped yard. Palms flourished under the expert attention of the homeowner. Our native prairie climate certainly gets much too cold in winter for these plants to survive.

Tucked in every corner of this garden were garden ornaments, such as this stone bird…
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and delightful curios, like this metal lobster offering a pearl ring to who knows what. 
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These smooth river rocks were an interesting addition to this path…
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And these concrete stepping stones were crafted by the homeowner, forming a small patio.
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A path leads to water at the edge of the property, and was full of water lilies, not yet in bloom.
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I could have spent many pleasant hours here, enjoying the hospitality, the conversation, and the view.

On the Road

On the Road

Part two of a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.

Our hosts met us at the Abbotsford airport, and drove us to their home in Chilliwack. They showed us a wonderful time, taking us to a new location every day. The five day visit was full of amazing experiences and scenery. The snow-capped mountains, the lush green foliage, and the vividly coloured blooms were a lovely welcome to British Columbia.
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At one of our stops we spied this broken carving, which seemed strangely out of place at this location.
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And many other interesting sights made these times on the road, travels of discovery.
IMG_1931Stay tuned for more of our visit to this lovely province!