S: Victoria BC 2007
BC: “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
FC: Victoria British Columbia 2007
1: Family on the Ferry * * Let's get this adventure started! | Boundary Bay Waiting On The Ferry
2: Moments like these are the point of life!
3: Man Made Beauty | Love at Sea
4: Behold the view from our Worldmark home! | Zee village! She floats!
5: Canada welcomes us
6: * Marimba * Chalk Art * Keen Eddie *
9: Even in a foreign land David is a moth to the flame!
10: Time for High Tea at the Empress Hotel
11: The boys had no idea why this was a big deal
12: Whoever makes a garden Has never worked alone; The rain has always found it, The sun has always known; The wind has blown across it And helped to scatter seeds; Whoever makes a garden Has all the help he needs.
14: There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~ Henri Matisse
16: “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” Alice Walker
17: "Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into." Henry Beecher | "Earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
18: "Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"-- Robin Williams
19: "More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always." Claude Monet
20: "You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt."
22: "To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat." Beverley Nichols | "He who plants a tree loves others besides himself."
23: Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. ~John Muir | "Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see." George W. Russell
26: "It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional." Robert Brault,
27: "Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there." Thomas Fuller | The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.
28: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
30: "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.". Doug Larson
32: Fairy homes at Meridale Cidery and a Titanic exibit - isn't the world wonderful!
34: Victoria Bug Zoo Where the creepy crawly things live
36: "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." Nathaniel Hawthorne
37: Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein
39: "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." Rabindranath Tagore | "Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds." Daniel D. Palmer | Where butterflies are born
40: "Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring." | "Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man." Vladimir Nabokov
41: If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.
42: Making a stop at Friday Harbor as we head home. | “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Martin Buber
43: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill