Delving into Dalvay

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You will notice that I have been lax at writing on this blog these past weeks. I have been away on a little trip to Prince Edward Island (PEI). I took many pictures of this island of beauty. There are many things to write about this province in Canada but I wanted to write first about the place we stayed at in the National Park. The place is called Dalvay-By-The-Sea National Historic Site. You may recognize it as The White Sands Hotel in the popular Anne of Green Gables series starring Megan Follows.

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As soon as I stepped into the Hotel I was transported back to the 19th Century. The walls were made of pure wood. The big fireplace was lit and warm and inviting on the rainy day we arrived. The hotel staff were so pleasant and helpful. We were made to feel like royalty. Our room was on the top floor of the 3 story building. We first had to descend on the lovely wooden stairs with wooden railings.

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We were brought to Room 21. The room had 3 windows in the front which overlooked the lake (the lake of shining waters as I like to call it) and beyond, the ocean. It had a smaller window on the side which overlooked the side of the house. We had to climb a couple of steps to get to the king size bed which we had to literally stretch our legs to climb up on top as the mattresses were very large. We were able to look outside at night as we drifted off to sleep and welcome the sun in the morning as we awoke.

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We decided to eat in the half circle shaped dining room which overlooked the ample gardens and lawns as well as the lake. The decision was made to have the lobster for our evening meal. The chef had decorated our plate with a very tasty delight to our eyes. I say decorated, as the food was laid out on the plate Continue reading

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Spring Show – Need Help

I plan on entering some of these in the upcoming Spring Show with the Photo Club I am belong to. I want to come up with some catchy names for the photos. I feel catchy names also are a tool for people to be drawn to the picture. Are you able to help me out? Just make a comment below this post with your idea(s) for a name

What do you think of the picture of the little boy directly below being called “Water Giggles”I 

I wanted to update you on how the show went. Please see the results in red. Please excuse the iPhone pictures.

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This one of the boy I named “Water Giggles” and it won me first prize in the Color Photo – People Category

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This purple Iris I name “Purple Iris” and I entered in the Color Photo – Floral category and it didn’t place

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This little bird one I named “Yellowstone Bird” and it won first in the Color – animal category

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I decided not to enter this one of the moth.

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I decided not to enter this one either.

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I decided not to enter this one either. I only wanted to enter one flower and Continue reading

Bring or Take?

Ship being escorted out of Hobart, Tasmania's harbour by a pilot boat

Ship being escorted out of Hobart, Tasmania’s harbour by a pilot boat

As you know I was recently in Tasmania. We  were going on an excursion and I made the comment, “I will bring my camera with me.” I was told that was the wrong word to use and the proper word was ‘take’.  I should have said, “I will take my camera with me.”  This brought on a big debate on the proper word to use. I explained it must be a cultural thing. Since I am from Canada, perhaps we are strongly influenced by the American way of saying things even though we are also a Commonwealth country like Australia. To me,  Australians seem to have kept more of their Britishness than Canadians. Their accent and the terminology they use reminds me of what I heard when I went to Britain a few years ago. So I chalked it up to those differences.

Challenged, I decided to go on a Google search Continue reading