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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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ABC Wednesday - F is for....

Ah, the F word today! Which shall I choose? A full moon? A forest? My faith? My fake jewellry? Facet joints that need fusing? Or maybe even a photo I've funneled on PhotoShop. Nah! After checking through some of my photos, these are what I've chosen to share with you today.

First, here is Noah at age 3 1/2, the first time he printed his name.


Here are a few of my favourite floral macros.

Some fishing boats at rest in Victoria Harbour.

A fence at the old farm in Campbell Valley Park.

In Lerici (Italy), I saw these fantastic fountains in the town square.

Friends are the most important people in our lives. Here are Suzanne and me when we went to Manhattan Beach, CA, and biked along the Strand.

A fire is a lovely way to finish a fun evening.

Finally asleep after a fun-filled day with Gramma.

I hoped you enjoyed my fotos today and if you'd like to see fotos of other contributors, click here to check out the new ABC Wednesday site, hosted by Mrs. Nesbitt.

44 comments:

ellen b said...

Ahh, this is all fabulous, fun, and good for forever memories.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Wow, you have so many beautiful photos today! My Favourite is the old fence at the farm..

CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for a very heart-warming & personal view of F.Looks like the little bloke is more than a bit Fatigued! ;-)

Denise said...

Love your bike Leslie, will think of you when I am out on mmine with Wilma tomorrow.

Thanks for your contribution.
Dxx

Texas Travelers said...

This is a fun and interesting post.
Great fotos.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

me ann my camera said...

I always enjoy how your ABC posts tell a story and carry me along from one interesting picture to another. That little guy is a good printer for 3 and 1/2!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I enjoyed each and every one! :D

John said...

Lovely compilation of shots for the letter. Great choices also, Leslie!

Reader Wil said...

I love your photos! Very nice words for F.

Denise said...

Hi, Leslie
Fantastic post inspired by "F".
hugs, Denise

babooshka said...

Fabulous memories you have shared with us.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Leslie, your ABC Wednesdays are always so much fun and always full of neat little stories and photos... fast asleep like an angel... what a way to end the post! What a sweetie!

Powell River Books said...

My favourite is the farm fence. The green field is so vivid. I've been up the cabin quite a bit this summer so I've missed quite a few Wednesdays. I'll be back online tomorrow. -- Margy

Granny Smith said...

What a wonderful collection of Fs! My favorites, though, are the first and the last. Noah is a real charmer.

Dina said...

How blessed you are to have all those nice experiences to show.
Just hope that's not a book burning in the fire; looks like it somehow (sorry, i tend to see such things where they are NOT).
Noah is a real cutie. Look at that head of curls. What fun he must be!

leslie said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for your wonderful comments. A few of you mention you like the photo of the fence - I really like that one, too, because of all the angles. And yes, Noah is a sweetie, but he has a little boy haircut now and looks so much more grown up since his baby sister arrived.

leslie said...

Dina, I looked at the fire again and you're right that it looks like a book burning. But it's not. It's the edge of a piece of wood. We do not burn books here! lol

Rambling Woods said...

You really went all out for the letter "F". Such a cute little boy..

Aileni said...

Great compendium of 'F's - you have a super grandson.

naturglede said...

So many greate photoes. But the best must be the litle boy. Have a nice day:)

Aileni said...

Incidentally, my father's father was a Noah.

Liz said...

Great collection, Leslie!

I love the flower collage especially.

RuneE said...

Lots of good Fs here - I think I prefer the Fence and the Fountain.

Gary said...

Fabulous collection of F's.

Great post
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

sally in norfolk said...

Another great selection of fotos :-)

Ellee Seymour said...

I am glad you included the word fun with your f words. We spell foto with a ph here in the UK.

The Urban Buddha said...

What a great selection of F-themed pics. :) Great job. Thanks for sharing them all!

Nydia said...

Leslie, your grandson is sooooo cute! Loved him sleeping with his Spiderman pajamas! Lucas has this costume with the mask, used to be hard to make him take it off! LOL

You and your friends look adorable as well... Actually loved everything.
And you wrote it quite right, "fotos" is the word in Portuguese for photos! :o)

Kisses from Nydia.

Stephen said...

Great photograph really well done

Rose said...

Great photos! But I think Noah wins the prize--nothing is so sweet as a grandchild:)

Bear Naked said...

What a beautiful choice of photos you have used for the letter F on ABC Wednesday.
Starting with Noah and his First attempt at writing his name and Finishing with Noah asleep.
Beautiful just beautiful.

Bear((( )))

Old Wom Tigley said...

:O) Fantastic... a Fistful of Fs.. :O)

Daryl said...

Fabulous Fotos!


:-Daryl

April said...

Beautiful photos and choices for the letter "F".

Tommy V said...

wonderful post

Cedar said...

I am sure glad I didn't write anything for F-DAY.

I want spidey p.j.s

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

wonderful pics...and spidermans asleep! ahhh

Tommy V said...

great series of pictures for "F"

Kim said...

You are so good at coming up with a bunch of photos for the letters. Great job :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

A great post. :)

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful! Absolutely lovely post. Grandchildren are the best!

becky voyles said...

Loved all your F's. Thanks for your kind comment on mine. I am envious of you meeting David too. That is so cool. Makes the big world seem a tad smaller. I frequent Josie's blog also. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

peppylady said...

Thank you for stopping in today.

Your grandson asleep sure looks like a little angel.

Coffee is always on.

CherryPie said...

They are all so lovely, what great memories :-)