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Love At First Sight

Have you seen my love? It was just for a moment. A memory so sweet. If I had my way baby, you would still be in my life or at least a tweet.
Oh–you got my eyes looking. Oh-you got my eyes dreaming of your post on Facebook. If only for the moment-I thought of you. Oh-my eyes than got burning. It was from utter delight. The sun was shining as was its right. It shined oh so clearly on you my baby, my love at first sight. I closed in for the capture to my surprise. You were stopped for a moment. Frozen in time. Then my black eyes saw you, my love, drift out of sight. The memory left me, but the photo I got was so precise. You were my love at first sight baby and took me so far. Only 16 years old, you drove me around and crazy. Oh–my love at first sight.

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

For those who have memories of their first love AKA first car..


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OH Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy was definitely on display on my recent trip to Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria has done a fine job with marking historical monuments to its own history which does include war-time remembrances.


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Our Time

The space needle is really straight!  My camera says otherwise.  Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

The space needle is really straight! My camera says otherwise. Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

Put your head up. Take a deep breath. There is always new possibilities out there.
I know. This sounds challenging. Guess what? There will be victory.
We are in a new era. Recognize that this is your wake up call. Keep your ambitions high.
Remember you are part of the solution. Send a message to yourself and clear your head of
anything that pressures you in what is your time, my time, and our time.
We will prevail.
It is our time. We are a force to be reckoned with….
Inspired by: A sleepyhead needing her own courage to get out of bed this morning and facing chronic pain.
So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out....NO SUCH LUCK!

So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out….NO SUCH LUCK!


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High Tea

High Tea is a must when visiting Victoria. The grand tea room, with the fine china and portraits of Queen Elizabeth’s grand parents hanging on the walls made for authenticity. There is also a beautiful view of the harbor to look out at that inspires one to relax and enjoy the ambience.
The tea service included finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and a tray of various desserts. It was such a treat! See for yourself:


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The Case of the Missing Wallet

No vacation is complete without some kind of mystery. Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys fans fasten your seatbelt. We are about to go for a ride. The following event took place in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) while on holiday with my friends. Events as they occurred are real. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent or the guilty……
It was approximately 1pm and we checked into our beautiful hotel room at The Empress overlooking the harbor. Shortly thereafter strange events happened that led up to the next morning with my friend’s husband discovering his wallet missing! Aghast!!!!
We have three suspects. Please chime in anytime when you think you might know who done it? Our first thought on the morning of the discovery of the missing wallet was it had been left on the window sill of our third floor hotel room and taken by suspect one who is named Fred.

Fred made regular stops to our hotel from faraway distances to eat bread.

Fred made regular stops to our hotel from faraway distances to eat bread.


Suspect Two was an employee who entered our room to open our window to circulate the air better. I was not in the room nor my girlfriend. Her husband, though, was in the bathroom and never heard him come in. He describes the employee’s entrance like this because he never heard him: “He came in like a Ninja.” Photo two shows the wallet on the bed when suspect two entered. I know this because I took this photo right before he came in:
Look close on the bed. The wallet is on top of the IPad type device!

Look close on the bed. The wallet is on top of the Ipad type device!


Suspect three is the most innocent in my opinion. It is my dear friend’s husband. Just so you know–the wallet was thought to be on the window sill and he felt he might have accidentally pushed it out. I never thought that could happen as evidenced by the above photo I took.
After our discovery, security was called and an immediate investigation began. The good news was that the wallet was found outside the window on the grounds of the hotel with its contents scattered. It is my belief that the wallet was either A: Pushed out of the window by the hotel employee while opening our window or B: He was looking in it and then heard my friend’s husband in the bathroom and panicked throwing it out the window. Shortly after we arrived back to the hotel and saw the window was opened another guy (suspect 2 I believe coming back to the scene of the “crime”) was there to see if our window had been opened. We told him it had been done allready. He looked really strange and actually scared to me, but because we did not pick up on the wallet missing until the next morning, we did not get alarmed.
All in all–this could have been disastrous, but it was not.
Poor Fred..Did you take the wallet?

Poor Fred..Did you take the wallet?


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Flower Power

It is 1969 and I am convinced that flowers have power. Why you ask? It is because I am not quite a teenager, and my friends say flower power to me and throw me the peace sign. Cool friends always know what they are talking about and the next thing I know someone is putting a Hawaiian Hibiscus flower behind my ear. I felt pretty cool with that flower and you know what–I still appreciate a beautiful flower.
In Victoria, BC, my friend’s husband handed myself and his wife a beautiful flower to put in our hair. How thoughtful I thought. It made me think of 1969, when I received my first flower. Enjoy the flowers I came across in Canada this weekend and remember to give that special someone a flower. It does indeed have power.


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Victoria, BC Act II

Photography brings to life my recent trip to Victoria, BC. Queen Elizabeth is the ruling monarchy of BC.:

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