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Monday, February 21, 2011

'My World' was White Rock two weeks ago


Although I've been living in southeastern Alberta for 10 years now, I still go "home" to White Rock, British Columbia, to visit my family as often as I can.

Earlier this month, I left southeastern Alberta's snow-covered landscape when there was a blizzard in the forecast. It was wonderful to see spring had started busting out all over the southwest coast.

The bonnie bloomin' heather.

Tea with two fellow bloggers, one a dear friend of long standing, the other a lovely new friend.

Blue skies over White Rock, and a totem pole hiding behind the branches of a tree.
 Uh-oh....
...what's this ugly picture? On the highway heading south from the Vancouver airport, we saw dozens of bald eagles, but I couldn't get a decent shot as we hurried along in my brother's car. This photo is the best of a bad bunch, enlarged so you can see the eagle near the top of the tree on the left.

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24 comments:

aka Penelope said...

What a nice reminder of your visit to White Rock, Kay! Those tasty sandwiches were so delicious … and the blooming heather does give one hope of spring. Bald eagles are difficult to photograph at the best of times. I’d say you did an excellent job ... considering you were in a speeding car.:)

EG Wow said...

Lucky you to escape the snow for a while! White Rock looks very much like spring has arrived!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. I could see the eagle in last image.

Sylvia K said...

Always fun to get together with old and new friends, isn't it! Love your photos and it sounds like a fun time! I do love those blue, blue skies! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Great collection.

Titania said...

Kay, home sweet home!

Luna Miranda said...

Canada is huge, you got snow on one side and the beginning of spring on other parts. i'm visiting my hometown, too, next week, and looking forward to seeing family and old friends.:p

Barb said...

Friends, blooms, tea, and an Eagle - great trip!

Kay said...

I must be hungry from my walk today because your tea photo made my tummy rumble.

marina said...

The goodies on the tea room table are so inviting!!
And the heather is so pretty!

Carver said...

Looks like a fun place to visit. I like all of the shots including the last one. I like winter trees and cool that there was an eagle in one.

Sally in WA said...

Glad you made it home for a visit. Isn't it fun meeting fellow bloggers. :)

ladyfi said...

Spring already - how lovely! I can see why you want to visit there...

Lily Hydrangea said...

what fun to meet some fellow bloggers! The tea shop looks like a perfect place to do so.
& I love seeing your signs of Spring too.

Mr Puddy said...

Wonderful Photos' collection Kay
Mom said the sandwiches look so Yummy !!! and she love The bonnie bloomin' heather is so pretty : )

xxxx
Puddy and Mom Boom

Lew said...

It is nice to have a second world to call home, especially when the climate is warmer! Some of your Alberta snow is reaching us tonight.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful post Kay,
I'm here also anxious for Spring time.
I love the first shot, this place looks enchanting!
hugs
Léia

eileeninmd said...

White Rock looks like a lovley place to visit. I'm sure it was very nice to meet your fellow bloggers friends. I always get excited when I see eagles.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a perfect getaway! Loved all the pictures -- I could see the eagle's white head when I zoomed in. We have a alocal bald eagle nest and I've been trying without success to get them to pose.

Friko said...

That is a lot of food for three bloggers!

Francisca said...

White Rock is SUCH a pretty place, and there is often sunshine when the rest of the lower mainland is grey grey grey. I get to go there whenever I get back to BC as I have close friends living there, so it's a bit of my world too! Looks like you had a perfect little time-out from Alberta's winter wonderland, Kay.

Powell River Books said...

I've been wanting to stop in White Rock for lunch one day, but the border crossings have been so busy lately I haven't been comfortable taking the time. Not sure why early afternoon on a weekday is so popular. Good thing you got out before the snows arrived. That would have been a bummer! - Margy

Arija said...

What a lovely change from the blizzard! I too would dearly love to meet some of my fellow bloggers but have just about as much chance of that than flying to the moon.
Getting good bird shots from a moving car? I salute your attempt!, and you did bag one showable shot at least/

Leslie said...

That looks like a beautiful place, and the tea looks scrumptious! It must have been hard to return to the snow!