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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.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Skywatch Friday


Skywatch Friday is brought to you by Tom at Wiggers World. Go there to see other great photos of the sky.


Last month I went to Fort Langley, about a 40-minute drive from my place. I did a post about it, called "Elvis is Alive and Well" and you can read about it here if you missed it. I was thinking back, trying to recall the last time we actually had a whole day of sunshine here and I remembered that day. So I went and looked at the photos and decided to share the following with you.


The sky was bright blue and the clouds were light and fluffy, scudding along in the light breeze of the day, lavishing my daughter and me with feelings of bliss and tranquility. I am yearning for another day like that but, unfortunately, the weather report sounds a bit dreary for the weekend. So, with another look at that day last month, I feel somewhat better and thought these shots of the old-fashioned church might cheer up others who may be sick and tired of the bleak wintery days.


These photos also remind me that this is Easter weekend and instead of wallowing in our melancholy moods, we should remember what these next few days are truly for - remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made by dying on the cross for all our sins so that we might have eternal life. May I wish each one of you a very Happy and Blessed Easter.

I spotted the church from the south side of the Fraser River.

So I crossed over the bridge and took this shot from the north end of the bridge.

Poking my camera through a thicket, I managed to get this shot using my telephoto lens.

Finally, we drove up a dirt road to see the church up close. It had no sign with a name so I have no idea of its affiliation. Perhaps it's used as a non-denominational church for the locals.

31 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Marvelous photos. The sunshine makes the world so lively and beautiful.

Happy Easter!

napaboaniya said...

Looks like a small peaceful and dainty church out in the opens. Beautiful shots you've snapped.
Happy Easter!!!

Meggie said...

OMG! Each one looks like a postcard. Beautiful and crisp. Nice work!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

You live in a romantic e beautiful city!

Amazing photos, near the sky...

Luiz

cabekritingdailyphoto said...

a peacefull place :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful place this is and the church is so beautiful
Happy Easter

quintarantino said...

Each of these photos could be a postcard.
It seems a peaceful and relaxing place to be.
Great SKY WATCH.

Easter Greetings.

mrsnesbitt said...

Happy Easter leslie.
Lovely photographs. The church made me think of "Little House on the Prairie!"

oldmanlincoln said...

These are nice photos.

The colors are very intense.

Have a nice holiday weekend.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville

John said...

Very great skies shots!
Happy Easter.

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful.

That's a beautiful place to live.

Casdok said...

What can i say! Beautiful.

happyone said...

All great photos. Looks so peacefull.

guild-rez said...

Don't we live in a beautiful world?? Your pictures are just wonderful..very nice and peaceful.
Thank you for your visit.
Happy Easter!
Greetings from Toronto-Guildwood,
Gisela

KOSTAS said...

Very beautiful the post, marvellous church in all photographs what can become post-cards. Pleasant and informative the comment!

I wish you a Happy Easter!

the teach said...

Picture postcards! Just lovely! Thanks for visiting me! Happy Easter to you and yours! :D

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

They are all so pretty and I think I like the second photo the very best with the clouds and the layout... it's my favorite.

dot said...

Enjoyed your pictures. what a great little chuch and such peaceful scenes!

Travis said...

Wonderful photos. The colors are just amazing. What a view. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Dick said...

Peaceful place, really beautiful.
Happy Easter.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning set of pictures for sky watch. love the clouds on show.

Thank you for linking

Have a great Easter weekend
Tom

Daryl E said...

picture postcard perfection!

fishing guy said...

I enjoyed the progression as you approached the Church. Very appropriate for a Good Friday Sky Watch. Happy Easter.

Smalltown RN said...

Leslie I love those photos....I have seen that church as well, but like you I have no idea of it's name....I hope you have a great Easter weekend...it's it glorious outside today....oh we are blessed!!!!

Craver Vii said...

Good reminder about Easter, Leslie. These photos have beautiful, bold colors and nice contrasts. They're great!

Happy Easter!

Petunia said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place!
Great post!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely photos - so right for this long weekend!

sally in norfolk said...

Great pictures so peaceful looking.... Happy Easter and i tagged you BTW x

Misty Dawn said...

Spectacular photos! I especially like the first one!

Happy Easter.

Berit said...

Very beautiful!!!!

Happy Easter to you.

Janice Thomson said...

Awesome photos Leslie! These would look great in a calendar or postcards. Beautiful work. Happy Easter to you and your family.