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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.

Monday, September 28, 2015

L is for LOVELY

This week ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the Letter L - not only as for MOI (Leslie) but also for LOVELY as in the lovely weather we've had since the drought ended.  It had to be one of the worst summers I've spent here at home.  There was absolutely no respite, not even a drop of rain or drizzle and the heat was unbearable.  I don't know how people live in hot and humid climates! 

Anyway, I thought I'd bring you a few photos of my little corner of the world to show you how lovely it is right now.  My favourite place to be is near the water.

First up, here's a lovely little home-made sailboat that was docked at Wellington Point the other day.
And here's another little outboard motor boat that was hiding in the grasses and reeds down by Sharkey's Restaurant at their wharf.
Here's a shot of part of the river that runs through Ladner (OH! Another L word!)
Here is a shot across the water to the marina where lovely fishing boats are moored.
And finally, I just can't resist including a picture of my "granddog" Lucy and Tegan waiting patiently while I do my thing.
Thanks to the lovely Lady Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW, and to the likeable Lord Roger, our administrator.  Don't forget about the loyal team of ABCW'ers who leap from blog to blog to leave lovely comments for everyone.

23 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

thank you, lovely Leslie!

ROG, ABCW

photowannabe said...

Simply Loverly......
You do Live in a Lovely part of the world.
Glad your drought is over, ours is far from over!

Murthy said...

Lovely pics.

Berowne said...

Very much enjoyed your presentation...

Gigi Ann said...

What a 'lovely' corner of the world you Live in. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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

Wow! It is lovely and I'm jealous as I've just returned home after walking for hours in the city's heat and humidity. Enjoy your lovely weather and have a great week.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely, lovely... all your photos are lovely and lively!
Have a lovely week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

ellen b said...

A very lovely post indeed! Have a wonderful week!

Photo Cache said...

Those woofies are adorable!

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Forgetfulone said...

What lovely photos! And weather! And dogs!

Trubes said...

Leslie,
Ladner sure LOOKS LIKE a LOVELY place to LIVE,
LITTLE wonder that you smile a LOT,
I enjoyed LOOKING around your habitat,
Great pictures TOO !

LOVE to our LOVELY LESLIE,
Di,
ABCW team,

PS> I've replied to your comment on my post, Dx

Melody Steenkamp said...

At first glance i thought... has she visited my country? ;-)
Looks like Dutch scenery...

Wonderful photos !!

Have a nice ABC-week / day
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Bikram said...

at each pic i was saying Lovely , Lovely and Lovely :)

Bikram's

Lea said...

A fun post! I enjoyed it very much!

Liz Hinds said...

Beautiful!

Joy said...

You could hold a caption contest with the expressions of the two waiting and adorable canines. The sail boat makes me wish to take a ride on the water.

Hildred said...

Oh, very nice. Glad you have rain, - please send some to the Similkameen!

Powell River Books said...

That is a lovely little sailboat. I probably could live with one that size, but Wayne is looking for something larger to put on Powell Lake. And this is only months after swearing, "No more boats!" Thanks for stopping by to comment today. - Margy

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your drought has ended. Hurrah! I'm hoping ours (in CA) will end, too. It's actually raining right now. Yaaay!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Gattina said...

For once we also had a hot summer in Belgium, and now I am rather sad that it is over ! Autumn is not really my cup of tea !

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

LOVING your posts .I enjoy being near the water too ..super photos .Thanks for sharing. xo

beataboutthebook said...

This has been a dry year for us in india too. It's only now that we finally got some rain. Being near water is wonderful. Enjoyed your pictures.

beat about the book said...

This has been a dry year for us in india too. It's only now that we finally got some rain. Being near water is wonderful. Enjoyed your pictures.