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Queen Elizabeth Park

All photos taken on October 21, 2022.

We had it in mind to give this park another look while we were in Vancouver in the fall. We thought we would drive, but B assured us it was a simple Mobi ride away. He was right, of course.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth Park

  1. What a wonderful gem in a city. When the weather cooperates, nothing beats strolling the winding trails of gardens all while admiring artfully arranged trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals—or taking in the big vistas of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains. It was one of the places I was eager to visit during our trip to Vancouver as I had my eyes set on the Bloedel Conservatory—a large geodesic dome that houses hundreds of exotic birds, plants, fish and flowers, but we simply run out of time. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. The city did a nice job turning an old quarry into a beautiful garden. No need to go over to the island to see Butchart Gardens when this one is so close and free to see. Will try to visit the Bloedel Conservatory on our next visit. It would be nice to see it during tulip time, like we did in 1986. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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    1. It was the first time we visited in fall. Likely would have been a bit better before they started digging the beds up, but… Roses are beautiful any thime of year, but seeing them there in October was a treat. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Hope your Monday is going well. Allan


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