Saturday, May 31, 2008

Canada 1

[author's note; some 350 photos were taken in Canada, so I have made a small selection for viewing here.]

Wow, is it really three weeks since I got back from Canada? cyberkitten and I went on a trip to revisit one of our dearest friends who emigrated with her daughter. They live in Victoria, BC and we haven't seen them since they emigrated five years ago.
On the first couple of days we were taken on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most beautiful lakes and lagoons I have ever seen.
Equimalt Lagoon, deserted and oh so peaceful...
Thetis Lake, glimpsed through the trees, the new up and coming leisure resort...
'Chosin Lagoon - Boo finds anything to play with....
Vancouver Island is a sea of lakes. It's safe to say we fell in love with the place from the moment the island loomed out of the mist.
While at 'Chosin we noticed a small sign for a local pottery, so we called in. A potter named Robin Hopper has made his home in the woods of Chosin, producing the most beautiful pottery and, in his spare time, designing and landscaping a wonderful Japanese garden. I bought a most beautiful fruit bowl and silentmum surprised me with a mug in the same design - which I use constantly!
The Japanese garden was full of hidden treats - porcelain doves, sculpted bullrushes, tree men, wolves and pots and lanterns. We were stunned by the beautiful fake stream with fish Robin had made in the Japanese garden.

And, of course, Boo was ready for her close-up.........anytime.........

More another day.

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cq

12 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great pictures. Good Boo pictures!

Michele sent me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a grand trip, my dear. Boo is adorable, isn't she? I've never been to Vancouver but everyone I know who has says it is a BEAUTIFUL Special place! I love seeing even a tiny bit of your "take" on it.

rashbre said...

Interesting pictures and life at the Palace seems a veritable whirlwind at the moment. Looking forward to seeing more from Canada, too!

Best rashbre

CyberKitten said...

I might get around - eventually - to posted some myself. [laughs]

Hard to believe it's been 3 weeks. Seems like ages and like 5 minutes ago!

Sci-Fi said...

Hello,

Looks like your having fun.

By the way, Michele sent me.

Sue said...

Hi cq! Michele sent me. You were in Vancouver? My folks took me on the train from Seattle to Vancouver when I was about 8.. So beautiful!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you came by, my dear....!
I am not sure that people are enjoying "guess What"s or maybe they are findimg them too hard....! I am fascinated how some things in "close-up" seem to have no relation to their Bigger Selves...lol!

Bob-kat said...

Lovely photos and I love the 'fake' stream. Looking forward to seeing more pics :)

Bob-kat said...

Oops! BTW, Michele sent me over!

Bilbo said...

Canada surely is a beautiful place. Glad you enjoyed your visit...and we're looking forward to the rest of the pictures! Best wishes, Bilbo.

Carmi said...

You shoot my country better than I ever could! I'm glad I came up for air from the chaos that is my life these days to enjoy these. Utterly magical. Thanks for that!

As you may have seen, I'm backing away from the M&G thing. The system now brands me as a spammer, and I just don't have the time or the patience to figure it out. This is my sign to spend more weekend time with my family. The folks I've met through M&G - cherished all - will continue to be part of my bloggy orbit...no need to go through the M&G motions when I can simply reach out directly.

CyberKitten said...

carmi said: You shoot my country better than I ever could!

Thank you. Some of them came out quite well... as I suspect you'll see at a future date either here or over at my place.

Vancouver Island was just lovely - As where the people (some of the friendliest we've ever met). I could certainly see myself living there.