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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.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

P is for PARKS


After preparing the introduction for this week, I thought it might be a bit ponderous.  So for my personal post, I decided to simply take you all for a virtual stroll through three of the parks I regularly visit. 

First, we have Boundary Bay Park where there is a beach, a playground for children, a brand new changing house with cafe, and plentiful trails to wander.  Next is Ladner Harbour Park where I take Tegan to play with other dogs after we do our stroll along the pathways, all the while perusing the plentiful greenery.  Finally, there is the North Trail Dog Park that I just recently discovered. The music for this week's slideshow is the theme from "Black Beauty" and I believe it is  phenomenally enchanting, so do turn it up loud.  And all the photography is mine. 

But before we say "on with the show," we must thank the preeminent and personable Mrs. Nesbitt, the founder of ABC Wednesday, and the passionate and perceptive Roger, our current administrator, for their painstaking labours at keeping ABCW possibly the ultimate in blogs!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

It's always interesting the week I write the ABC Wednesday intro to TRY to have a different tone in each, if possible. See how perceptive I am?

Reader Wil said...

Now there is a playful post! Thank you Leslie.I shall be away for a couple of days. So I cannot enter my post about the crown for Our World Tuesday today, and my P post for ABCW tomorrow. I hope that Wednesday is not too late for either of them.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the parks. I love the paths leading to the beach. The flowers are beautiful and you also got some great reflection shots. Your puppy is fun to see crop up in the shots too.

Marleen said...

Lovely pictures! And oh yes, she is as cute as ever..

Indrani said...

Perfect Post for 'P'.
Happy WW!

Photo Cache said...

what a great park it is.

Ewok's ABC WEDNESDAY

Kate said...

It has been fun PARADING through the PARKS you featured with those two lively dogs. Beautiful scenes and delightful images and PICTURES. Always impresses me to see how much one can see on a simple stroll through a natural PRESERVE. You PUT lot of time into this PROJECT and I for one really appreciate it! Kate, ABC Team

Nonnie said...

lots of PRETTY views in the PARKS!

zongrik said...

great pictures.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Hi Leslie, thanks for posting the ABC...I loved the little smile box ...it is like a video today. Full of wonderful shots...the reflection shots on the water are extraordinary. Glad to see puppy is doing well.

LONDONLULU said...

Lovely parks are the breath of fresh air we need! (And lovely PUP as park partner, what more could one need?:)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Leslie for entering my name! I just came home after a day of wat hing the inauguration of our new King. It was quite a happening!

Meryl said...

Persnickety puppies - how perfect!

Ann said...

Leslie - that is a site to behold!! Such beauty is every twist of the trails. The animals captured in nature is fantastic. Oh my I want to go there!!!
Ann

Joy said...

Now I feel perfectly chilled after the virtual walk through the park.

Jesh St Germain said...

The pic of the warehouse and the one of the boats I love -they look like a still life!

Hildred said...

As always, a lovely, appealing post.

Shady Gardener said...

Very Pretty!! You see Black bunnies in the wild??

Reader Wil said...

Hi Leslie! Thanks for your comment.
You asked if the British Queen was present. No, there were no other queens or kings present. Only our Queen Beatrix, and when she abdicated it was her son who became King. The royal guests were crown-princes, their spouses and crown-princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband.
The highest in rank had to be the new king. That is the tradition.

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Mehroo Turel said...

I am enjoying learning my ABCs all over again with my new blogger friends. Thank you Leslie.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Just perfect!

I am not done with letter P so here I am catching up. Whew.

Picnic
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team