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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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

F is for FARMS

This week we celebrate the letter F as in fun, faith, feeble, fast, fabulous, fashionfisherman, football, and furniture.  I'm going to show you some photos of the area where I live - only about 30 minutes from the third largest city in Canada - Vancouver.  I bet you wouldn't think there is so much farmland around here, but there is!  It began as a fishing and agricultural area and people have had to fight hard to maintain this aspect of our neighbourhood.

The village of Ladner is growing all the time with families from other areas moving into the new homes being built here. However, once outside the village limits, there are farms everywhere with dairy cattle, horse, goats, chickens, sheep, and other animals.  There is also a bird sanctuary where you can go and walk amongst the ducks, geese, Sandhill cranes, owls, and swans.  In November, the snow geese arrive and people from far and wide come to see them. Here are some of my photos of the farmland in my neighbourhood...hope you enjoy them.
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Roger Owen Green said...

Hope the FIRES are receding in your area.


ABC Wednesday said...

As you know, I have never been to your country... but these last 3 weeks I almost daily receive photo's / movies from friens who are on vacation... they hired a camper and yesterday they arrived in Vancouver Islands... It is so wonderful there!!

They will be back in aprox. 10 days, I am looking forward to all their photos and stories ofcourse.

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

Photo Cache said...

Looking at a corn field is incredibly relaxing for me.


carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful place you live near and fantastic photos ~ especially like all the animals ~ I think my favorite is the goat spying you with the camera ~ delightful post and photos ~ thanks, ^_^

Hildred said...

The Fraser Valley is a wonderfully productive part of British Columbia's agriculture, and Ladner looks so inviting.

Anonymous said...

boy did you find f words galore

DeeDee said...

You live in a lovely place. Hope I get to see that part of the world some day

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Joy said...

A bucolic treat, I feel very relaxed now.

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely area indeed Leslie. We are close to farmland as well. Thanks for the video (and the visit!)

Dr. Anita Sabat said...

Lovely place, Leslie :)
May you enjoy every moment!

Pedro Luzograal said...


PUTUGAL e uma merda e verdade e verdade! Nao trabalhos pa os Velhos e os Jovems...e verdade e verdade! E racismo puro e muito desgraciado!


Eu vou comer no "sopas dos Pobres" tudos os dias! Putugal é um país pobre, mais eu gosto de ser racista para o Brasil, tudos os pretos e espanhóis ... ignorância faz parte da minha cultura portuguêsa!!!


Indrani said...

Such a lovely place.
Happy ABCW!