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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.

Monday, October 14, 2013


Hi!  Glad you took the time to drop by.  As I mentioned in the ABC Wednesday introduction, I'm presenting a slideshow of my own neighbourhood.  I live in the municipality of Delta and the village of Ladner, which is about 20-30 minutes south of the city of Vancouver.  I'm very close to the United States border and often go across to Point Roberts for gas or a photo shoot or to take the dog swimming in the pristine waters of Lighthouse Point.  While looking at my photos, you might think I live in a rural area way out in the boondocks, but actually, we're a little oasis in the middle of urban and suburban living.  When I go for walks with Tegan, I feel like I'm in a forest in the wilderness, yet know that I'm next door to all the necessities of life in a suburb.

So turn up your sound, settle down for about 5 minutes, and enjoy the show.  Oh! Before you do that, be sure to give an air toast to the naughty but nice Denise Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW, and to the nutty but noble Roger, our administrator!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


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

You never fail to relay nature naturally in a nifty way! Thanks.

Richard Lawry said...

Your slideshows are always interesting but this one is in a neighborhood all it's own.
An Arkie's Musings

Hildred said...

Love the blue heron and your gorgeous sea and mountain scapes, - your smilebox presentations never fail to delight, Leslie.

Roger Owen Green said...

Leslie, I'm so glad you're my neighbor in ABC Wednesday land!

photowannabe said...

So beautiful Leslie.
You do live in a jewel of a place.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

another wonderful post.

Kay L. Davies said...

Makes me SO homesick, Leslie.
We were at the coast for a few days in July, but I was sick one of those days, so Dick went out with his cousin. We had a family party one day, and one day at Blackie Spit, introducing Lindy to the ocean (she didn't like the taste of it) but that's all but then had to head back via my high school reunion in Kelowna.
Your photos are gorgeous.

Joy said...

Thanks for the invite, I enjoyed my visit to your neighbourhood, gorgeous photographs.

Obsessivemom said...

Gorgeous pictures.. the sunsets, the sea and those pumpkins... what colour! Beautiful.

Rajesh said...

You are in a great place.

Gerald (SK14) said...

especially love the heron

Indrani said...

That is a Novel idea, a good video.

Martha said...

The first thing I thought of when I read "neighborhood" was Mr. Rogers, but Point Roberts struck a chord and reminded me of this little video my British Columbia cousin posted on Facebook not too long ago.
Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders Part 2

Howdy, neighbor!

Ann said...

Oh what a neighborhood, there is something for everyone to love. The white owl is so precious and to have the Bald Eagle living near would be so enjoyable.