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What’s in Bloom?

Photos taken on July 8 and 10, 2022.

This idea started out with me out in the backyard, taking photos of the sunlit petals of my Mock Orange shrubs. They are always so glorious at this time of year and their beautiful citrus scent fills the air.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

5 thoughts on “What’s in Bloom?

  1. Everything looks perfect here Allan, except for the rural rush hour. How is it with drivers on these rural roads in your part of the world? Here in Georgia we are horrified by how people drive around pedestrians. It’s nothing new of course, seen this kind of behaviour in lots of countries during our world travels.

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    1. It was great until the traffic hit. I am sure most drivers look as cyclists as an impediment to their haste. We have been squeezed by with only a small margin for safety. Our province recently passed a law saying cars had to give cyclists a 1 meter buffer. Some do, some don’t. A one meter buffer when the cars are doing 100 k/h is still not enough. In NZ, it is 1 meter in urban areas and 1.5 meters on highways. But, in NZ, pedestrians only have the right of way in marked cross walks. Cross anywhere else and you are fair game. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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