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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


When I was in Italy, England, and Wales last fall I thoroughly enjoyed using my new digital camera. Some of my photos indicated I have an "eye" for photography and as a result, I've entered several of these shots in the Telus Photo Contests. The first time I entered, one of them actually tied for 8th place! If you'd like to actually vote for any of these photos, you need to be a member (free). Check out http://photos.globetrotter.net/index.asp. There are some fabulous photos to see there and you can also check out the archives for previous themes. The theme right now is "Golden Age" and I've so far entered 5 photos. Above is "Retirement, Italian Style". Below are: "Old Villa - Ravello, Italy." "Colosseum, Rome" (In the midst of the modern-day bustle in the city of Rome stands the most well-known symbol of the Golden Age of the Roman Empire - the Colosseum. The soot blackened walls strike an absurd contrast to the clean and bright modern buildings that surround it.) Next is "Ancient Greek Temple, Sicily." Finally, there is "Dormant au Soleil" (sleeping in the sun). Click on the photos to see them more clearly. I'd love some feedback. Which is/are your favourite(s)?


Le Nightowl said...

The San Gimignano quartet definitely gets my vote, Leslie!
So typically mediterranean.
Bonne chance with the contest!

Josie said...

Leslie, I agree with Marie, the San Gimignano quarter is my favorite as well. But they're all lovely.

I can hardly wait...:-)

Now I'm going to vote.

I hope you're having a relaxing(!) weekend.


leslie said...

Thx guys! Actually, my daughter #2 (who is very creative) put that one into black and white and put it on her desktop. I felt that was quite a compliment.

leslie said...

Oops, Josie et al - I failed to mention that voting for "golden age" begins Feb. 4. Right now people are voting on the theme "bridges." I do have an entry there and it's on page 19, titled "Bridge Under Willow Trees."

HeiressChild said...

your comment on josie's blog about donating the socks--i said, "spoken like a true teacher leslie." great idea. even let the grandchildren make puppets when they come over for a visit.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I do love the photos! One day I will have to do more traveling. So much to take in. I hope you get recognized for your photos.

HeiressChild said...

beautiful photos leslie. i hope your entries win.

hope all is with your family. thinking of you all. take care.


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