Tag Archives: Travel and Tourism

Travel Theme: The Four Elements

Earth, Air, Water and Fire – the challenge of Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.  All but fire feature prominently in my collections – but I do have those too! Earth – Haleakala Crater in Maui – always leaves me with … Continue reading

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The Colours of Puerto Vallarta – weekly photo challenge Color

Turquoise seas, pink Hibiscus, blazes of yellow amidst dusty landscapes, tablecloths in every colour of the rainbow – and then some, vivid costumes and vibrant streets festooned with colourful flags sums up our recent vacation.  WordPress’s weekly photo challenge of Color couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Winter can be beautiful – mini road trip.

I get restless this time of year.  Calgary is known for it’s Chinooks – warming winds which can make winter snow disappear and leave ‘blah browns’ around for another 3 months.  (Sadly, no matter how mild the winter, the green … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Multiples

This week’s travel theme focuses on ‘multiples’ – go forth and ‘multiply’, or find multiples to photograph.  My mind immediately traveled to flowers – abundant fields of Tulips, bright groupings of Daisies, fragrant Plumeria, all of which I’ve captured endlessly over … Continue reading

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Photos With Finesse – 2013 Scenic Calendar – makes a great gift!

A few years ago I created calendars as Xmas gifts for friends and family as a way to show the relatives abroad some of the local sights.   I was surprised, and pleased with the response from folks outside the family.  After … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

As the Canadian Thanksgiving is upon us, it seems this week’s Photo Challenge is perfectly timed with its theme “happy“.   As Canadians we have a lot to be happy about, and thankful for – universal healthcare, a reasonably strong economy in … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Theme: White

This week’s travel theme is ‘white’, in honour of the 30th anniversary celebrating the UN’s International Day of Peace (Friday September 21st).  Conceived of in 1981, it was first celebrated in 1982.  I do like the idea of “strengthening the ideals  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

“Solitary” – via dictionary.com… 1. alone; without companions; unattended: a solitary passer-by. 2. living alone; avoiding the society of others: a solitary existence. 3. by itself; alone: one solitary house. 4. characterized by the absence of companions: a solitary journey. 5. … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Red

This is the first time I’ve participated in the Travel Theme blogs.  I certainly get a lot of pleasure out of following several of them.  As red is one of my favourite colours – to the point my car, older laptop … Continue reading

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Calgary’s Globalfest 2012 – Philippines Fireworks Display

I was absolutely delighted to be chosen as part of the volunteer photography team for Globalfest 2012.  I’d attended the event, as a spectator, a few times over the past several years and loved it.  Although the Fireworks shows are highlights, … Continue reading

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