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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Thanks to Jen’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons, yesterday we visited Vancouver’s beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park and captured, in a few snapshots, a sunny Saturday afternoon in one of our city’s special places.

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Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

The open crocuses, rhododendrons and snowdrops, a wedding in the sunshine, children playing peek-a-boo around the Henry Moore sculpture and dancing in front of the fountains, the tulips and daffodils getting ready to burst through, a leisurely cyclist, and all against the backdrop of the city, blue sky and cumulus clouds – I hope your spirits are as uplifted as ours were.

I’ll be back when the flowers are in bloom to share the glorious array of colours that await.

Thanks Jen.

Studio 365: Day 242

A glorious afternoon today in Victoria BC’s magnificent Butchart Gardens.

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        “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”                                                                                                 Dr Albert Schweitzer

For this week’s Photo Challenge: Close Up

Studio 365: Day 119

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A tulipolic with a camellia addiction now has anemonitis!

What a treat to come home to find a garden full of anemones with many more still to come.

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A Year of Monday Bouquets

When I published the first Monday Bouquet at the beginning of the year I wrote that my goal for 2014 would be “to post a bouquet, photographed or painted, each Monday throughout the year.” With the posting of yesterday’s Monday Bouquet, which is to be the last, I’m happy to say that my goal has been met.

I hope you enjoy the warmth and colour of today’s gallery of all the bouquets and perhaps find one that you might like to download to brighten your days in the year to come. If you do, let me know which one you choose. I certainly have my favourites now that I see them all together for the first time.

My thanks to all of you for visiting this past year and commenting so warmly.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.