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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.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A good Friday

Today is Good Friday and lots of Christians go to church to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Golgotha. For me, it is the most depressing day of the year as I prefer to commemorate Jesus' resurrection instead.
But it has been a good Friday so far for me because I met my two sisters for lunch to celebrate one sister's birthday. We went to a place called The River House, which is situated along the banks of the Fraser River near my home. I've been there many times with friends and family and never get tired of it. It's nice in the winter because there is a lovely warm fireplace to keep you cosy. And it's great in the summer because you can sit out on the patio overlooking the marina and boats that are moored there. Also, you often see rowers practising on the riverat all times of the year.
Anyway, it was pleasant, as usual, and after saying our "good-byes," I wandered to the water's edge and took a few shots that I'd like to share with you. It's beautiful here at any time of the year, but it will be even more so in a few more weeks when the trees turn green and the water reflects the sky blue.

13 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a peaceful place. I especially like that last photo. I'm glad you've had a "good" Good Friday. Here the Church bells are silent from Good Friday until Easter Sunday morning - when all 100 churches ring their bells simultaneously.

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

What a beautiful place - and so peaceful looking :)
Glad you had a great time
x

Cath said...

It looks like a quiet, calm peaceful area to sit, relax, stroll along. Glad you had a good day.

Jo said...

Beautiful, Leslie! I love the part of the Lower Mainland where you live. It's gorgeous.

See you tomorrow!

Liz said...

That looks very still and peaceful. Glad you enjoyed the time and lunch with your sisters.

Have a great rest of the weekend.

sally in norfolk said...

very peaceful looking.... glad you enjoyed your day x

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Peaceful and Calming, so pleased you had a great day with your sisters..x x

Russell said...

Leslie, I hope you have a very nice Easter! Among other, more serious reasons to celebrate Easter, I do regard it as the real beginning of spring.

I really enjoyed these photos - a lot! One of my favorite activities is to look at a group of pictures that truly depict how an area looks. I am always asking Johanna (Josie) for pictures of street scenes, city buses, buildings, lawns, houses, etc.

These pictures are wonderful and I have just spent the last several minutes looking at them. I liked the boats in the water and wondered if someone might be using the house boat yet - it looks fun.

The grass and trees look just like out here in Iowa -- grass getting green but trees still brown. I think you have lots of tulips blooming now and other spring flowers.

Here in Iowa we are still a week or two away from tulips. I suspect lawnmowers will start running this coming week.

Thanks for sharing these great pictures. A person out here in Iowa has enjoyed them a great deal!

And, yes, please start posting pictures of lilacs when they begin to bloom!! Our lilacs will bloom the last week of April and first week of May and will last until a week after Mother's Day...

Take care.

nancygrayce said...

Oh, what a beautiful place! Happy Birthday to your sister! Of, course, being the nosy girl I am, do your sisters like your new/old love??

I was just saying to my husband that I'd like to take our motorhome and drive to Canada. Maybe that will happen someday!

Mickle in NZ said...

What a beautiful spot to meet up with your Sisters, celebrate a Sister's birthday, and then enjoy the tranquil setting outside for yourself as well.

Hope the rest of your Easter is a very happy time. Is your Dear Man doing the cooking?

During the entire Easter break here we have and will get incredibly good weather. Sending happy wishes that yours is the same.

Cre and huggles, Michelle and my daft Zebbycat in Wellington, NZ

Mickle in NZ said...

Mickle, please proof read, then add an "a".

Care and huggles.......

Michelle in NZ, xxxxxxx

peppylady said...

Have a wonderful Easter. I also find that it more to Easter then Christ dieing on the cross for our sin.
I have to agree with you on resurrection. Life does go on.

Coffee is on.

Smalltown RN said...

Like you I always found Good Friday very depressing and it usually raind to boot. This year hubby and I went on a road trip to nowhere and found ourselves in Campbell River and then back to Comox where we spent the night at his brothers...it actually turned out to be a lot of fun...

Happy Easter my friend....