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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, June 16, 2013

W is for WALKING in the WOODS

One of my favourite places to walk is in Ladner Harbour Park.  Depending on how long you have, you could spend 20 minutes or several hours here.  For a brisk walk, stay on the main trail and go all the way to the end and back in less than 30 minutes!  If you really want to explore, then take the tiny, narrow off-trails (as long as you don't mind bending under branches or brushing them and bushes aside) and you'll discover boundless beauty!  I live in what is considered a "village," although there is quite a large population here.  However, just a quick 5-minute drive from home is this wonderful paradise with trees that must be hundreds of years old, lots of wild flowers and birds like robins, sparrows, woodpeckers, eagles, and owls.  One morning, I even spotted a Great Horned Owl.  Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me because I could have captured a great shot - it just calmly looked down at me from its perch and slowly blinked!

This week, I decided to take you all on a walk through the woods.  Some spots can be a bit spooky, but don't worry.  Stick with me and I'll get you safely through.  It will be worth it.  Tegan enjoyed coming with me but was pretty worn out from the walk.

But before the show, we must thank the warmhearted and whimsical Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW, and the wacky yet winsome Roger, our current administrator.  We welcome all newcomers at any time, but do let your friends know about ABC Wednesday in case they want to start in on our new round coming up soon! Now, on with the show!  Don't forget to turn up your sound - it's worth it because the music creates ambience.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Seems like a nice place to walk.
I'm afraid how you'll describe me NEXT week!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

A beautiful walk Leslie , I think it is a good idea to have Tegan with you :-)

How is Lorne, doing well , I hope xoxo

Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful walk in the woods. I enjoyed being with you and seeing these beautiful corners and lanes in your forest.
Wil, ABCW Team

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from your walks in the woods.

Ann said...

I did enjoy the music along my walk. I almost expected the fairies to come out to play too. How wonderful to have this close by.
Ann

richies said...

I always enjoy your slideshows.
An Arkies Musings

anthonynorth said...

You can't beat a nice walk amongst nature.

Norma Ruttan said...

I too had a dog who followed along when we lived in the country. We were fortunate enough to be able to plant enough trees on our property that a woods developed. (We lived there for 27 years; we planted most of the trees our first two summers there.)
Is this woods on your property or near you?

Photo Cache said...

a walk in the woods should be a mandatory prescription for whatever ails a person (in addition to whatever drugs they want you to take).

Ewok's ABC WEDNESDAY

ChrisJ said...

A lovely walk -- and Yanni-type music too!

Joy said...

A pleasant wander through the woods, looks the perfect dog walk. I imagine the treat log is a favourite place for Tegan.

Nana Jo said...

Walking is the most healing thing a person can do, and such a lovely walk to share in photos with you. I'll put Ladner Park on my to-do list for the next time I am on the mainland.

Hildred said...

Loved the music and the walk in cool green woods.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

What a Wonderful Way to experience "W"

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love walking in the bush, sometimes in winter. Now with my camera.

Chrissy Brand said...

Sounds a lovely walk- way to go!

Meghan said...

Thanks for taking us on such a nice walk.

jill said...

Oh that's a lovely walk Leslie, somewhere I would enjoy.xx

Rajesh said...

Walking is best exercise.

Marie said...

Lovely! What a fun way to share your photos!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Walking in the woods is fun especially when you take your children and pets.

The Tenderness of Wolves
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Shady Gardener said...

Love walking! Thanks for your special post (as always!)