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Butchart Gardens in Vancouver Island, British Columbia (October 2018)
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Over the past weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving, I traveled to Brentwood Bay in Vancouver Island to feast my eyes on the beauty of the Butchart Gardens. This 55-acre park, similar in size to the VanDusen botanical garden in Vancouver, included a … Read More

United Kingdom (July 2018)
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France Trance (July 2018)
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  Paris Golden droplets Of summer sunlight Seep into the pores Inducing hazy calm. The twirling air Loops through dusty alleyways In a trance– Caught in the moment. A cold splash of deep, silent night Refreshes Resuscitates. Paris Gallery Rouen … Read More

Finding The Allure In Bedraggled Seattle (June 2018)
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  Old brick troubled by safety orange, construction sites. Cranes flutter. Just another day. Uphill climbs and downward gazes Downtown power walks, in and out of skid rows. A work-in-progress city. Zigzag through nifty gift shops and fresh fish; A … Read More

San Francisco Bay Area, California Spring (May 2018)
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  flower-laced, dreamy beaches tango with the frigid ashen air. Lands End meets the Outer Sunset Sutro Baths & Lands End Legion of Honor Museum Ferry Building Farmers Market California Academy of Sciences | Golden Gate Park Chinatown | Golden Gate … Read More

Vancouver’s Green and Growth (June 2015 and October 2017- 2018)
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Vancouver’s gems include its cluster of green parks, architecture and beaches adjoining the city. Bike trails lead right into suburbs with houses on steep slopes, like that of San Francisco. Trails bring fresh, new views at every turn. Bicycling along the seawall easily took us on a … Read More

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Mud and Roosters – Kauai, Hawaii (November 2017)
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Rain again. Just a little over a mile of hiking into Hawaii’s 11-mile Kalalau Trail and the path was silken clay. It was like skiing through the trail rather than treading. A walking stick was pleasantly useful. Kauai had one … Read More

Autumn Day in Enchanting DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (October 2017)
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Surrounded by nature in Autumn’s aura, our own creations nestle in deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.

A Piece of Heaven: Purgatory Chasm State Reservation and Foppema’s Orchard (October 2017)
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Over the meadows and through the woods, we crawl our way between crevices and crumbling leaves. In Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, we are children in the arms of Mother Nature. Fall foliage silently deliver their first and last pirouette as … Read More

The Green São Miguel Island, Azores Portugal (April 2017)
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São Miguel, one of the nine islands of the Azores and the largest among Portugal’s archipelago, was blooming with vegetation and pink flowers. In April with the low season, there was no traffic, nor lines to wait to enter tourist … Read More

Desert Grace in Joshua Tree National Park (November-December 2016)
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First Impression of Joshua Tree National Park After startling wildlife encounters with a coyote and kangaroo rat upon leaving Death Valley and driving for nearly four hours under a canopy of stars, we finally arrived at the home of Joshua trees … Read More

Calm the Rush: Sin City to Red Rock Canyon (November 2016 and May 2017)
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We started off our trip to the West coast with an adrenaline rush at Sin City Las Vegas followed by a calm at Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam. This was my third time in Las Vegas. I think coming here once … Read More

Life-giving Death Valley National Park (November 2016)
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Death Valley National Park Make your way through Death Valley National Park from as far as Ubehebe Crater to the Amargosa Opera House and you will strike gold. There’s so much natural beauty to see in this desert. When you are … Read More

Rhyolite Ghost Town and Beatty Nevada (November 2016)
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Prior to venturing off into Death Valley National Park, we explored Beatty and Rhyolite, which were small towns in Nevada, immediately outside the national park area. The environment in this region makes you feel as if you just stepped back into time. At … Read More