Saturday, May 22, 2010

Celebration of 45 Years of marriage

During the middle of May we celebrated our 45 anniversary on Vancouver Island in Victoria, BC and stayed at the WorldMark Resort. We first flew into Seattle where we were picked up by some friends who live south of Seattle and stayed with them a few days at their lovely home in Bonney Lake. They then drove their car and we all traveled over to Vancouver Island by ferry, leaving from Anacortes.

It was really green and beautiful in Victoria but a little rainy, windy and cold most of the time, normal for this time of the year, I guess. These pictures were taken while I walked early one morning near our Worldmark Resort.

Note that the sign "Welcome to Victoria" was provided by beautiful pink and white English Daisies. See the closeup below.

We went to the world famous Butchart gardens and certainly weren't disappointed. Wish I could transport just a small version of one or two of them to my yard in Heber. . . Sigh. . . Not the cloudy, gloomy weather though. Note the smokestack in the background of the above picture. There used to be a limestone quarry in the area. The Buchart family transformed the big hole left in the ground into the beautiful pool with fountain as you see.
More lovely garden areas. . .I wanted to put my bed underneath a tree and never leave.

The next picture shows a 'bear' formed of moss. We also saw other 'animals'--deer, boar, etc., formed likewise. Very creative.

Though Frank wasn't able to go everywhere in the garden, he and our good friend, Truman had an enjoyable day at the gardens.


Aunt Tiff said...

This sounds and looks like so much fun!! Congrats to you both on 45 years!!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

The pictures are so beautiful! I'm glad you guys were able to go and have a good time.

frank.greer said...

We had a great time seeing the sites and being with our good friends the Jepsons from Seattle. We enjoy that part of the country with all the flowers and green hills. The Woman that has followed me around for 45 years is special and I have enjoyed our travels together.

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