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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.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A is for ASPECTS

Welcome one and all to Round 11 of ABC Wednesday, the brainchild of Denise Nesbitt, assisted by her awesome and admirable assembly of assistants. Join in by clicking here. You will be amically accepted so we can admire your contributions.  Please be aware that there are a few rules by which we all abide, so we do ask that you click on the "Rules and Guidelines" bar on the left side of the site and read it over before posting.  Mainly, though, this is all about amusement!

ASPECT means the appearance to the eye or mind, the nature, quality, character of a situation, or the way in which a thing may be viewed or interpreted.  Today, I’d like to show you some aspects of the Boundary Bay Regional Park in which you’d also find Centennial Beach.  This is a place where I enjoy walking during each season of the year because there is so much to see with lots of photographic opportunities.  Last week, I went for a walk along the Dyke Trail from the new Centennial Beach washroom and concession building to the boardwalk that goes over the marsh area and back again. The new concession features green elements like natural ventilation and lighting and a green roof to provide wildlife habitat and insulate the building. (Check out the first photo in the slideshow.)

A hot July day found myriads of people from young to old enjoying the new playground, the beach, and the trails.  People were picnicking or barbecuing either on the sand or on the grassy areas.  Some people were in the water to cool off, and some were either walking or biking on the trails.  As I walked, I stopped to take photographs of wild flowers, wild raspberry bushes in full bloom, the views from the top of the lookout tower, and the various people enjoying the area.  

This week, I’d like to share with you one aspect of the area and what I photographed.  I ambled along about half of the Dyke Trail and in weeks to come, I’ll share other aspects of this area along with other areas to tempt one and all to come and visit this part of the world. Please note that if you click the bottom left "square with arrows" thingy, you can watch the video in full screen.  Enjoy!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

35 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely shots.
Glad you'll be with ABCW this season.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Black Jack's Carol said...

So many interesting Aspects to your view of Boundary Bay, Leslie. A few things that caught my Attention: raspberry blooms (I know it's ridiculous but I didn't know what they looked like), the variety of terrain, the trail stretching of to a vibrant blue sea, the cyclists and walkers enjoying themselves (as we have many times), and the brilliant colours in your fabulous flower shots. I was looking forward to this post (after your comment) and it sure did live up to my expectations :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

so many A´s :)

aka Penelope said...

This is such a great way to explore the area with you and for you to organize your collection of photos. It was so easy to dive right in and enjoy the journey. :)

Paula Scott said...

I marvel at your ability to expound at great depth on one word! Genius!

Chris said...

Love the green roof! Cool idea - very old idea, too. Sod roofs have been used for thousands of years to help with climate control.

Chris H
ABC Wednesday
A is for Avogadro’s Number

Carver said...

Great A post, words and video. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

Really like the video and our visit to the new park.
I think it would be a wonderful place to walk or just sit and watch the world go by.
Well done Leslie.

Wanda said...

Leslie, just loved that walk you took us on, and especially the little captions to let us know exactly what we were seeing and doing. That would be a special day indeed that I would love to do.

Thanks to you, I feel like I was there.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the boardwalk trail and lookout as well as the the many wildflowers.

Joy said...

Enjoyed 'walking' on the trail with your evocative photos. Humming along to here comes the sun I almost forgot it has been raining here for months.

Carol said...

Great "A" post...I enjoyed the walk with you!

Andy David said...

Dear Leslie,
Yes, great "a" words (smile) but all well used. In fact, you displayed your talent very well by using them.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Enjoyed your journey on the boardwalk through the wildflowers and raspberries even! Such radiant sunlight highlights every beautiful scene!

jill said...

Lovely Leslie as always,not long now!! xx

Lynette Killam said...

It's lovely to meet you, Leslie! We often wend our way over to your corner of the world on our meandering Sunday drives.You and I have no doubt taken similar shots of the area...lol.

The way you presented your photographs here is spectacular. I so enjoyed taking this walk with you. I look forward to seeing you next week, and I must say, it's always a treat to come across another voracious reader...:)

Hazel said...

The photographic opportunity would be such a great aspect.

ChrisJ said...

Lovely video -- and music! It's going to be a fun round.

magiceye said...

Absolutely!

Rinkly Rimes said...

You practically denuded the dictionary of 'A' words. Now you've got to keep it up twenty-five more times!

Meryl said...

Oh how lovely! May the kids in your neck of the woods enjoy that lovely playground for hours on end...and those trails look beautiful too.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the beautiful walk! Have a great week, Leslie!

Gattina said...

Nice sightseeing !
Gattina
ABC Team

DawnTreader said...

Thanks for the walk. From the nature with plants etc it might just as well have been from somewhere in Sweden!
There was a question flickering by with a yellow wildflower, to me it looked like Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), I'm not sure though. Wiki says it's native to Europe and Asia but has been introduced to other parts of the world and in some areas has become invasive.

chubskulit said...

I look forward for your free tutorial every week.

Aero 360's Arrows
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Interesting AND pretty photos to look at! No wonder I like coming here each week!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Nice Adventure♫

Hildred and Charles said...

What great opportunities you have for nature and wildflower pictures, and you capture them beautifully. Thaks for the walk along the trail....

Laloofah said...

I applaud any community that puts in a walking trail like this one! How I'd love an amble along it myself ~ it's just beautiful! My favorite aspects are those wildflowers and grasses and views of the water.

The yellow button-looking flowers have me intrigued. I have no clue what they are, but they look like daisies that someone pulled all the petals off of! :-)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful post. I liked it.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a wonderful place to visit. It was just like an adventure from my chair. A x

Liz said...

Oh my word: are you back at A again already? It's stuff like that that makes me realise how quickly time passes.

zongrik said...

nice video. looks like a great place to go, great colors and great landscaping scheme

Russell said...

Enjoyed watching the Smilebox presentation! Such BLUE skies! I was thinking Vancouver had had a lot of rain this year but you found some beautiful weather!

Take care and thanks for such a nice presentation. I enjoyed every .... aspect ... of it!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a Bountiful piece of work.You certainly live in a lovely part of the world.