This past week started off with my awareness that my name was mentioned in an online article in The Toronto Star. It wasn’t for something I did as a writer or blogger specifically, but for a tweet I made congratulating Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. It was nice to be mentioned anyway and you can see the article here: Proud Canadians tweet messages of support to new PM.
I also had a birthday and attended a touching Remembrance Day service in New Westminster, Canada. However, the week finished badly with the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th and Beirut the day before that left many of us saddened and in shock. Those events, especially Paris, have been covered in depth online, and will for the foreseeable future, so I won’t discuss them here. I really don’t have much to add except that I wish these attacks would stop, and peace would prevail in the World. I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon so I’ll try to brighten moods a bit with my photos of the week posted to social media.
A whole lot of Spring colour…
I thought this garden with the tulips, fence, and trees was beautiful!
From Roozengaarde Display Garden, Washington State, U.S.A. during the 2015 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
The Glorious Dead…
Posted on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada, Veterans Day in the USA, and Armistice Day in New Zealand, France, Belgium and Serbia. Thanks to those who served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice! This was taken last year at the Cenotaph in North Vancouver, Canada.
This year, I was proud to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of City Hall in New Westminster!
A whole lot of brightness featuring the tulips of Roozengaarde Display Garden.
Under cumulus skies…
Loved this tulip garden with the emerging rhododendron. Taken at Roozengaarde, this past Spring.
An amazing garden at one of the quieter areas at Roozengaarde. I thought this scene was so beautiful.
Hello Finola… as in the pink Finola tulip.
Earlier this year at Roozengaarde.
And hello parrots… as in the parrot tulip. From the gardens of Roozengaarde.
A look back to Spring and these double tulips from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
Under stormy skies…
taken recently from the edge of the Fraser River in the River District, Vancouver!
An Autumn tunnel of colour…
A birthday walk through Devonian Harbour Park toward Stanley Park in Vancouver.
Colours of Autumn…
Devonian Harbour Park with Stanley Park in the background. Last Monday on a beautiful morning.
The view overlooking the town of Osoyoos and Osoyoos Lake in the Okanagan of south-central British Columbia, Canada. Taken in the Summertime!
I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. Take care and thanks for stopping by 🙂
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