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VanDusen Botanical Gardens

All photos taken on October 21, 2022.

After our visit to Queen Elizabeth Park, we opted to walk the short 1.1 km distance to VanDusen Botanical Gardens. It took a mere 15 minutes and saved the hassle of picking up and redocking a Mobi bike.

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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.

4 thoughts on “VanDusen Botanical Gardens

  1. Both Sladja and I adore botanical gardens and have collected some really lovely ones these last few years, particularly during our months living in Georgia. VanDusen Botanical Garden looks like something we’d really enjoy too. Needless to say you’ve done a grand job of capturing it, I particularly like the lily-ads and the algae (?) pond. The cross-eyed owl gave me a giggle, while the lens closing in on the spider is a very clever shot.

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    1. Well planned and planted gardens are great wherever they can be found. VanDusen was a gem. I would love to have been around when the waterlilies were all in bloom. Those algae munching ducks are crazy. Imagine floating on and through your supper and then chowing down on it. Hmmm, tastes like feet. We hope to get back there in the spring. I almost walked into that crazy spider. My son B caught my lens capturing the spider. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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