Friday, November 03, 2006

a picture is worth...

Almost two weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing my dear friend Ginnie again. She found herself in Hannover once more after a whirlwind trip to British Columbia, my home province, where she visited the west coast of Vancouver Island and Vancouver itself, even meeting up with Expat Traveler and ET's husband P for a day. Small world, isn't it? Bloggers are everywhere!

I was getting all nostalgic for B.C. this week and wanted everyone to go take a look at Ginnie's beautiful photos of her holiday. If you go to her posts here, or here, you'll be directed to her photo albums where you can see why I'm so attached to the West Coast. (BTW, Ginnie has also started a new photo blog here with some of her favourite photos)


I was going through my own photos of our summer vacation today and these are just a few of the images that are swirling around in my head...



view of the city lights from a friend's house



wide open spaces



finding a starfish on the beach



my mother's beautiful garden


I miss you, B.C.!

17 Comments:

At November 03, 2006 4:57 PM, Blogger Ms Mac said...

That is a beautiful garden! Lovely photos to take our minds off the coming winter!

 
At November 03, 2006 4:58 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

That's your mom's garden?! It looks like a park! Gorgeous! You can tell she spends a lot of time working on it...

 
At November 03, 2006 5:41 PM, Blogger hexe said...

What a beautiful garden path! Sorry that you are missing home. I'm sure it has to be hard being so far away. Chin up!

 
At November 03, 2006 6:49 PM, Blogger Kurt said...

BC looks so pretty, I so want to go!

If only the Pacific weren't so cold.

 
At November 03, 2006 9:06 PM, Blogger Ginnie said...

You are such a sweetheart, Christina. I certainly fell in love with your home environs and now definitely know why your heart yearns for that place on earth. After Tallinn next week, BTW, I will be highlighting pics of that time on Vancouver Island on my new photoblog. It was a spectacular time for me.

 
At November 03, 2006 9:44 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

I would love to have that garden. Especially if it were possible without rain

 
At November 03, 2006 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anjo said...

You're not missing much now! It's raining cats and dogs nonstop, and it won't let up until sunday! (Although I'm sure you already expected that)

Tried the marmorkuchen! Was delish--thanks again!

 
At November 04, 2006 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aah Vancouver is one of my fave cities in the world and we nearly went to live there. I wish we had. I really do. B.C. is wonderful. You must get so homesick at times. Well maybe not anymore..but yeah - it's honestly one of the nicest places in the world.

 
At November 04, 2006 11:47 AM, Blogger Karina said...

i miss the Pacific NW too!!! I'm from Port Townsend, WA, just across the water from Victoria (we can see the lights at night on a clear day!) and those photos make me so nostalgic!! i havn't been home in a year but have tickets for xmas - here i come! i agree, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world :) (canadian and american side equally ;) hehe)

 
At November 04, 2006 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, that's for sure! I love it so much. My partner and I once in awhile discuss whether or not we should move there. I love Canada!

 
At November 04, 2006 7:29 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful pics! Definitely doesn't look like Germany. Next time we go back to the States I want to take my German to the West Coast. He's seen Vancouer but maybe on the States side of the Pacific. The pictures make it more tempting.

 
At November 04, 2006 7:44 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I can understand you so well (but you knew that, didn't you ;-)) I can also see where you have all that knowledge about plants.

I'm looking forward to spending Christmas at home.

 
At November 05, 2006 2:08 AM, Blogger Mike B said...

Very nice indeed ... the Partnerin has friends in Vancouver that she always wants to visit, but I have not been able to get her to that side of the continent ... maybe these and your ealier pix will be the deciding push. Thanks!

 
At November 05, 2006 6:30 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Yes I love that first pic, mind you that it takes less than 5 mins to get to that point when we go there! I'd love to take a few more photos like that too!

You know tonight was full moon, lots of clouds and rain but it was fvery beautiful!

 
At November 05, 2006 11:27 PM, Blogger christina said...

ms mac - I agree - much better than rain and wind!

Betsy She spends tons of time in there. Her garden is her baby, but she's 70 now so she sometimes has people in to do the heavy duty stuff.

hexe - Thanks! It comes and goes and the pictures really cheer me up. Almost like being there.

Kurt - It's only cold for the first 5 minutes. Then your extremities go numb and you can't feel a thing!

Ginnie - I'm glad you loved it so much. It's a very special place, especially where you were and your photos certainly do it justice.

Sal - Water is the key, unfortunately. My mum is out there at 7 a.m. every morning with the garden hose tending to her babies.
She even waters when it rain, which drives my dad insane, but what the heck. When you're 70 you can do what you want, eh?

anjo - I lived with the B.C. rain for 27 years and I actually miss it sometimes. :-) So glad the cake turned out!

wendz Yes, I remember you saying you had been there once and loved it. I find I get *more* homesick as time goes by, but oh well...

Karina - Such a nice area. I went to university in Victoria and visited Port Angeles but not Port Townsend. You're right, it doesn't matter which side, it's all beautiful. Lucky you going home at Christmas.

James - If you ever do move there you can take me with you! I have connections. :-)

Michelle - Washington State and Oregon are also very beautiful, particularily the Oregon Coast. I'm sure your German would love it.

CanadianSwiss - Yeah, I guess I absorbed the plant knowledge by osmosis! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time at Christmas.

mikeb - Absolutely worth a visit. And I've only shown pictures of one small area. There's so much more to explore.

Expat - The first picture was taken right at the top of the British Properties at friends of the family. They have the most unbelievable view of the city and the guy used to be a professional photographer so he's captured it many time.

 
At November 08, 2006 3:33 PM, Blogger Ginnie said...

You're not gonna believe this, Christina, but I was going HUH??? when I read comments about the cat. What cat!!! When I went back and saw it, I laughed out loud. I never saw the cat the first time around, because I was trying to figure out the statue :)

Makes me wonder what other things I've missed!

 
At November 09, 2006 1:01 PM, Blogger christina said...

Ginnie - I think the cat was trying really hard not be been seen as well! I love the expression on her face.

 

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