Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oh, Canada

The first stop we made on our wonderful cruise was Victoria, BC. We got off the ship and went directly to Butchart Gardens. GORGEOUS!


We were lucky enough to be their when the tulips were blooming. In June the roses will be at their peak.








Camelias...



It was just a little rainy, really a light mist.










They employ 650 gardeners in the summer. They planted the tops of the trash cans...


The next day, Vancouver...


An angel taking a railroad worker to heaven...

Cute shops in the Gastown district...



A steam operated clock. This fascinated the mister...


The canadians are very kind to their four legged friends...


We had a wonderful time with our friends. Now back to working on the house.

12 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

Gorgeous and breath taking! My inlaws always had a picture of the Butchart Gardens hanging in their home.
What a superb deal you got...We would line all our ducks upp in row also for a deal like that! GOOD for YOU!

The Bentley Family and Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

WOW...those gardens really are gorgeous. Great pics!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

How absolutely stunning are those gardens! So full of color!

Manuela

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That's the first pet fountain I've ever seen; I love it! Thanks for the fantastic tour, I could just fall into those ferns and never come out.

Cindy said...

What an amazing vacation. I was very touch with the angle lifting the railroad worker to heaven. That is a very powerful, probebly daily, occurance in that busy city.

I Cindy, a friend of Brenda @ Just a Bed of Roses.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Why didn't you call me to go with you!!!!!! I would have loved carrying an umbrella in the light rain surrounded by those magnificent flower gardens. What a neat place to visit, and so happy for you.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Mimi Sue,
What a beautiful trip, and the gardens are so beautiful too!! Thank you for sharing.
Sue

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thank you SO much for taking these amazing photos and then sharing them with us. SO beautiful!!!

Gayle said...

We went to those gardens probably 25 years ago and they still look just as beautiful! Sure wish I'd been able to go with you!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Beautiful, beautiful gardens! What a fabulous trip you must have had.

Hugs,
Donna

Annie said...

What a beautiful garden and Vancouver is a great city. Just love it!!!

Ginger said...

Wow, the garden is beautiful. I would never want to leave there.
My kids went there a couple of years ago on their Alaskan cruise and brought me some souvineirs from there. They loved it so much, they are going back in July. I want to go!!
Love your pictures.