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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, January 17, 2016

B is for Bonanza of Beauty

No, not the old TV show from 1959 to 1973!  I mean a large amount of something desirable! And by that, most of my readers will know that I mean PHOTOS!  Okay, that doesn't start with the letter "B" but in the last 2 months, I've had the opportunity to go out shooting and then playing with my son-in-law's photo editing software.  I just thought I'd share some of the ones I really like so here you go.  Click on the photos to see them individually.

Boundary Bay
 Beautiful Wintery Scene
 Boats Tucked Up for Winter
 Birds


Bounteous thanks to Denise Nesbitt, the beatific angel who created ABC Wednesday, and to the brave-hearted Roger, our administrator.  Because of all the work involved, we also have a boisterous team of bewitching bloggers who help out by bouncing from blog to blog to make sure everyone who bestows on us a B word or phrase gets bubbly blasts of comments!

27 comments:

Liz Hinds said...

All lovely but I especially like the paintwork like look of the second photo.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Although i myslf never alter photo's.. and don't like that in general ... i do love your photo's !


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

Hildred said...

A great and varied post for B, - love your winter scene, Leslie.

Photo Cache said...

a bevy of beautiful pictures.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

EG CameraGirl said...

Your work using your son-in-law's software is awesome!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful series of shots ~ great photo editing ~ very creative ~ favorite I think is the swan in all of nature's naturalness.

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful.

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Boy! A bevy of beautiful! A bouquet of bounty.... LOL I'm done. Just love these shots, Leslie. Amy

photowannabe said...

Beyond beautiful!!
I think the painterly one is my favorite.

ellen b said...

bonanza indeed! Beautiful shots!

Reader Wil said...

All of them are very beautiful!
I am feeling a bit better. My wrist is still in plaster , but doesn't hurt. My leg doesn't hurt either but the wound will take several. months to heal. There is a nurse twice a day to dress it . I am taken good care of!
Have a nice day!
Wil, ABCWTeam

Roger Owen Green said...

Bonanza! Are you Little Joe?

ROG, ABCW

Ira said...

All photographs are beautiful however the second one just took me in! Awesome ! keeping clicking and playing with that software!

Indrani said...

The reflections have added charm to the pics. Great series.
Happy ABCW!

Gattina said...

Beautiful selection of pictures !

Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team
http://gattina-Keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

DEE DEE said...

Lovely pictures

Shooting Parrots said...

Great photos - Beautiful Wintery Scene is a bit special.

fredamans said...

Beauty in abundance!

Brooke of Passport Couture said...

Fun to read the last paragraph with so many B words! It's wonderful to see all of the great photograph from people!

jeannettestgermain said...

My favorite pics are the first two - is it HDR? Ah Bonanza- yeah, that is the street I live on - why didn't I think of that!

Martha said...

I am very attached to my camera. I hate going out without it.
Your photos truly are beautiful.
:0)

Joy said...

Lovely winter photographs, stunning tree reflection.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Beautiful photos! I especially like your second one. That would make a great greeting card.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Ann said...

I'm loving the wintry scene, wonderful photography.
Ann

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You have a great eye! Your compositions are marvelous, especially the landscapes. Blessings, my friend!

Kate Neal Virginia Ann Hargis said...

what a beautiful.

Powell River Books said...

We are in Vancouver for the Boat Show. We usually just pass through on our way north and south. Sometimes it's fun to stop and enjoy the beauty of the big city. - Margy