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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.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

H is for a HELLUVA lot

In preparing this post for ABC Wednesday's H week, I was at a loss at first.  However, when I got going, I found a helluva lot of photos that work for this letter.  I hope you enjoy the slideshow.  But before you get to that, let's hear it for the honourable Mrs. Nesbitt who created ABCW.  She and her hysterical helpmates hop over to all your posts to give huge thanks for hustling to take part.  Now turn up your sound and enjoy the HOT and HAUNTING jazz as you honour me by viewing a healthy and hearty variety of my shots.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Fantastic collection leslie - yes the horse did pose for you - pouting even!

Looking forward to seeing your photos of Yorkshire. Dxxx

Roger Owen Green said...

And HOT blues to boot!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chris said...

Hi Leslie

I did email you about a week ago. Texted today to Lorne's number but had an answer to say he wasn't well.
Can't think of any other way to contact you.. do you still want to meet up?
Chris xx
PS Fantastic photos as usual! Clever you!

Meryl said...

HE## YES!!! SUPER video. I love the music, the colors... AWESOME! Did you play with the colors on that Heron? Wow!!! Thank you!

Wanda said...

That was quite entertaining this morning. Thanks...Great pics!!

Carver said...

You did a fantastic job with H. Wonderful slideshow. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

Terrific slideshow with the HOT music.
Love the treatment on your photos.

Anonymous said...

Great slide show! I love the houses by the Harbour!

Reader Wil said...

I enjoy watching this beautiful slide, Leslie! Great H words, I love it! Have a great week!
Wil, ABC Team.

Anonymous said...

heck ya for the H post.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The white, mauve and blue hydrangeas are beautiful and the heron is so handsome! But my favourite photos are the colourful views of the harbour! Great slide show!

Ann said...

honour, honor, I notice you use honourable, I blog long enough now to be flexible with my spelling.

eJoops said...

I honestly love your slideshow of H!

Hygiene, your comment will be highly appreciated.
Have a great Wednesday

J.Rye said...

Beautiful pictures!

Human Nest
Come and see.

chubskulit said...

You must live in a very lovely environment, I love those shots of heron.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hildred and Charles said...

What a great post, Leslie, - lots of time and imagination devoted to it!

Loved the music and the bright colours.

Powell River Books said...

Horsetail has always been an intriguing plant for me. It is so prehistoric looking in this modern day. - Margy

Sara said...

How marvelous! Looks like BC, sounds like Louisiana! I love all your photos...that Smilebox thing seems to work really well. I might try it.

Andy David said...

Really enjoyed the slide show. Good job!!

Martha said...

Here in Sodus, NY we have the Heluva Good Cheese Factory. They make some mighty good cheese.


Paula Scott said...

Yes-a great word choice for this round! And, I 'suffer' from the same thing and also have a hellava lot (I tell everyone that I am a hoarder of images!).

Cheri said...

That's a lovely collection of H photos. I especially liked those shipyard houses. And I think those were some of the biggest hydrangeas I've ever seen!

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