Monday, October 20, 2008

My World Tuesday

Welcome to the inaugual "My World Tuesday" hosted by Klaus. This looks like it'll be a really interesting meme for those of you who enjoy travelling. It will be a kind of "virtual travel" spot where we will post photographs of our own home areas. Go on over to Klaus's website to read more about it, join in, or even just to view participants' photos.
My first offering is this one that I took around this time last year along one of the tributaries of the Fraser River. I live in the delta of the mighty Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, that the explorer and fur trader Simon Fraser followed back in 1808 all the way to its mouth that flows into the Gulf of Georgia, a part of the Pacific Ocean. His exploratory efforts were partly responsible for Canada's boundary being established at the 49th parallel (after the War of 1812), since he, as a British subject, was the first European to establish permanent settlements in the area. Nowadays, you'll often see rowers out on the many tributaries, practising for everything from school meets to the Olympics, which by the way will be held in Vancouver in 2010.

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42 comments:

Louise said...

A beautiful place!

Pernille said...

A wonderful place from your corner of the world.

kjpweb said...

Very nice start into a brand new meme! Great contribution - we're waiting for more! :)

Cheers, Klaus

Jeanne said...

Beautiful spot and I love the way you framed it.

ewok1993 said...

your little corner of the world looks fabulously peaceful. looking forward to more in the weeks to come.

Rose said...

How I would love to be there...I would even just enjoy having this picture did in a big jigsaw puzzler to prolong the enjoyment of it.

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pic once again. Thanks for sharing1

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world. :-)

piedmontperspective said...

Excellent photo! I love the composition. Thanks for sharing your world!

ChrissyM said...

what a beautiful lake.

fishing guy said...

Leslie: Your world center around a wonderful river is really neat. That is a cool photo, nicely done. I can hardly wait to see more.

Carver said...

What a beautiful spot of the world that you live in! Carver's Photoblog

marcia@joyismygoal said...

May i come for a ride that looks so inviting and coolthanks for your nice words

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful photo and word about the Fraser, Leslie! Way to go!!

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!!
Take care

April said...

This is a fantastic picture of the rowers out on the water - such a nice autumn day! Lovely post!

Carletta said...

Lovely images.
I like the way you captured the grasses in the foreground.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

John said...

Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

Arija said...

A lovely place to live and a historically informative post.
Look forward to next week.

LeenaM said...

thank you for your beautiful photo and interesting writing!
I read your profile and I have to say, that my older daughter is now a young widow too with two children. I think, it could be good to speak with you about those things or read your book !
God Tuesday to you and greetings from the eastern part of Finland!

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Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful shot! I love the touch of soft water in the landscape!

indicaspecies said...

I enjoy traveling too, and also feel that this meme is going to be interesting. It is a pleasure to go through your lovely blog. This is a beautiful photograph of your world.

Thanks for sharing and also for your visit to my world, and leaving behind a lovely comment.

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

RuneE said...

You do live in an area that I could easily have been "transplanted" to.

antigoni said...

Beautiful picture!

Susan said...

Hi Leslie!
Doesnt this look like fun? It will be interesting to see what differences or similarities our posts will provide! There is such a vast variety of scenery here that I dont think we will ever risk loading a duplicate photo.
Have Fun!

AphotoAday said...

Looks like a peaceful place -- thanks for the history...

Old Wom Tigley said...

I knew the theme would go down well... and with posts such as this Leslie it can only get better.

Denise BC said...

A world very nice, very nice place. was very good share, thank you for your kind visit.
Hugs from Brazil

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful your Canadian World.
I like it very much.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great picture Leslie and interesting to read about your area

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a lovely view!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Very beautiful.

Rural Writer said...

What a great picture! Nicely composed, interesting elements. You live in a lovely part of the world I'm thinking!

Kathiesbirds said...

So Serene! I want to be out there paddling in a canoe with my camera and my binoculars watching for birds! Your photo invites me into your world!

marina said...

What a romantic place to sail or just sit dreaming!!!

Celeste said...

What a beautiful picture, so tranquil and the palette of colours is so soft, quite delightful.

Annie said...

Thanks Louise..what a lovely shot! I enjoyed scrolling down and looking at your previous posts to..been a while since I visited, but I always enjoy your blog. Loved your Italy shots (it is fun to revisit , isn't it, even if it is only in our photos). Your ARK photo inrtigued me as it seems to have done some others also!

Annie

ps Thanks for your visit to my abc wednesday.

Rambling Woods said...

Nice place to row...

troutbirder said...

Neat pictures and I love the tad of history mixed in!

ms426d said...

Wow, great shot. Good place to relax with a camera & a book. Looking foreward to next week in your world

Island Rambles Blog said...

you have so many comments today, I think the room is full, perhaps I will come back on a quiet day and we can have a cup of tea together and talk about how beautiful it is here....we do live in a wonderful place. Love the photo.