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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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Spring has really truly arrived! Everywhere we see crocuses, daffodils and heather in full bloom. And as some of you who follow me know, I absolutely LOVE to take photos of flowers. I also realized that I needed to get out walking again, so yesterday I hobbled around the block for 15 minutes - most of it in some pain. Yes, the back and hips are not as strong as they used to be and after this latest bout of flu and bronchitis (began on Feb. 8th and I'm still coughing!) I'm feeling a bit draggy. I waited until it got sunny this afternoon and forced myself out again, camera clutched in my hot little hand and was successful. As you will see, the cherry blossoms are almost out in their full glory, the camelias are already starting to fade and droop, and the forsythia is out. I also discovered that there is such a thing as a weeping cherry blossom tree! I will try - I do promise to try - to get out every day for at least 15 minutes or more to show you the beauty of my little neighbourhood.
Oh, by the way, that black pot with some green plants in it is at my front door and it has tulip bulbs that we planted last summer - they're finally coming up. Can anyone help me out with the name of the other plant in the pot? And I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the plant in the last photo - it's a perennial and very common around here. HELP!


Jo said...

Oh, Leslie these are glorious...! I think this is just what the doctor ordered -- going for long walks through your beautiful neigbourhood.

P.S. I voted for Ladner! :-)

Roger Owen Green said...

spring, or a reasonable facsimile of it in Albany...

Liz said...

Yes, I recognise that white one; it's called ... don't know!