Travel Photo Thursday | Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Travel Photo Thursday | Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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… 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



Renee King
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  • inka
    Posted at 11:53h, 09 December Reply

    Beautiful picture. Serene, peaceful and melancholic.

    • Renee
      Posted at 12:12h, 09 December Reply

      Thanks, Inka….it does give you pause, doesn’t it?

  • Adam
    Posted at 13:53h, 09 December Reply

    Nice picture! I love reflective water pictures. They always get me and are some of my favorites.

  • John in France
    Posted at 16:03h, 09 December Reply

    If all your Thursday photos are like this, I will look forward to Thursdays!

    • Renee
      Posted at 10:49h, 10 December Reply

      Awww….thanks, John! I appreciate that.

  • Michael Figueiredo
    Posted at 16:10h, 09 December Reply

    VEry nice shot! I love Vancouver. I like the idea of “Travel Photo Thursdays” too… maybe I’ll join in the fun too 🙂

    • Renee
      Posted at 10:30h, 10 December Reply

      You should! It’s going to be fun!

  • Nancie
    Posted at 17:58h, 09 December Reply

    Renee, this is a beautiful shot! Thanks for participating in PTThursday. I’ve been to Vancouver a few times, but never to these gardens……… time for sure.

    • Renee
      Posted at 10:30h, 10 December Reply

      Thanks, Nancie….I’m confident that you will get there someday. Again, great idea!

  • Kerry-ann
    Posted at 20:23h, 09 December Reply

    Beautiful picture, so peaceful and relaxing with the still water and the almost perfect reflections.

    • Renee
      Posted at 10:29h, 10 December Reply

      Agreed….I wish that I could bottle it up and take it home with me.

  • Migrationology
    Posted at 23:50h, 09 December Reply

    Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities, amazing trees and lakes!

    • Renee
      Posted at 12:27h, 11 December Reply

      Mark….you won’t get any argument from me! lol

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