I've just spent two days at a meeting which was held in a tower room in Vancouver School of Theology. Even though the weather was cloudy, the view certainly helped the time pass quickly! (From time to time a bald eagle perched in a dead treetop to the left of this picture.)
Very beautiful ! I like !
You don't stop to travel,Marilyn.I'm envious.;D
Very nice view!Ciao,Daniela
Marilyn, are you in Vancouver now? Please let me know if we can meet. (Darn, I was downtown today and yesterday too!)
Thank you, lavieorange and Daniela. I could do with a little less travel at the moment, but life is interesting.
Nawitka, I didn't forget about you, but it turned out that all we could sandwich in between my Oberlin College class reunion and a trip to Ottawa to see a production of our younger son's new poetic translation of Tartuffe was a mini-trip to Vancouver. We went Saturday. Sunday morning I went to the Book Fair that's an important advantage of the Congress. I was in meetings from Sunday noon until Tuesday noon. Sunday night our organization had its annual dinner--at the Sylvia--and Monday evening we went to a restaurant with my husband's cousin. Can you imagine that I'm feeling a bit tired now? But Friday we head to Ottawa--and we have to come back to Guelph Saturday because we need to be here Sunday. I'm gasping for breath!
No worries, Marilyn ... Whew! sounds exhausting as it was. At least you got to see the eagles! And the UBC campus is beautiful any time, even in cloudy weather. This is lovely and so typical. The island in the foreground is Passage Island, BTW.
Passage Island? I wondered what it was as I sat and listened to academic papers. (Perhaps my mind wandered just a little bit ...) I got one particularly good view of an eagle flying past, not just sitting on a distant tree, and that's always a thrill.
It's also a real treat for me to see so many rhododendrons in bloom. In Guelph, dedicated gardeners can keep them alive, but they don't thrive here as they do there. (Actually some of them were so bright they seemed almost garish! I've seen them wild in the Appalachians, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and I didn't think nature made them as vivid as many of those in Vancouver.)
Dear Marilyn and our Panoramio friends,
After your wonderful Latino holiday and your criss-crossing of your country to photogrpahic classes, dramatic productions, reunion and conference, at an almost breathless pace, it is now my turn. I leave for The Kingdom of Tonga in a few hours (plenty of packing and correspondence yet to do) and will be away for 3 weeks. See you back in the Land of Panoramio on July 1.
I'll be looking forward to exploring all the new uploads and many of the recent ones - (Nawitka's and Swissmay's big uploads for example) - when I return and to sharing Tonga with you.
There is intended to be 1 week of holiday and 2 weeks of Free Wesleyan Church national conference, but in Tonga one is subsumed into the community and the hospitality of the culture, so there will not be any private holiday, I am sure!
Conference time is a big event, and the preparation for the Coronation of the Crown Prince as King is also very much underway.
Warmest greetings and kind regards to you and our mutual friends.
Thank you for your greetings, Sylvia and Roger. I love the various parts of BC that I've visited and was sorry that the busy schedule of my meeting last June gave my no time to photograph its beauty--except for this quick shot right outside the meeting room. (Both my husband's parents were from BC, and he still has relatives there--a good excuse for an occasional visit.) Best wishes, Marilyn
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