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Travel Photo Thursday

December 15, 2016 • By

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There is nothing like a visit to a botanical garden in the early Spring. It seems counterintuitive, but it’s not and here’s proof. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver was breathtaking and we didn’t want to leave.


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Travel Photo Thursday | Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

December 9, 2010 • By

My friend Nancie from Budget Traveler’s Sandbox, whose blog happens to be celebrating its first birthday, had a great idea.  She suggested that her travel blog buddies begin a new segment on their blogs: Travel Photo Thursday.  So…..beginning today, I will post pictures that move me, has affected me…..pictures that I simply LOVE.

Today’s pic is from my Vancouver, BC trip in March of 2006.  I was fortunate enough to visit Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in the heart of Vancouver.  This was a special treat for me since I love to garden myself, so I wanted to be inspired.  In fact, I have a gardening blog that admittedly needs to be updated, but you can see why such a place would be interesting to visit.

This picture was selected because it perfectly encapsulated what I was feeling that day: complete serenity.  I felt an overwhelming rush of peace and tranquility as I walked through the solitary gardens.  Times like these seem to bring you closer to God, who I believe is the only one who could create such beauty and serenity.  I hope that you enjoy it.

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Standing on the dock next to one of the lakes on the Van Dusen property