May 10, 2013

Week 19 Focus on Life - Hope

This week Sally at The Studio Sublime gave us the prompt Hope.  What perfect timing for me.  It has been a long winter and I have been feeling somewhat down in the dumps.  Really needed a change of scenery so I could recharge my creative spirit.  

A week ago we made the 1000 km trip to Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia where we are fortunate to have a second home.  

When we left Alberta there was still snow on the ground but I had hope that we would find warmer weather and spring blossoms.   A little glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel called Hope can get us through a difficult time.  
Still snow on the side of the road where these Mountain sheep were foraging 
   


The mountains are gorgeous and I take dozens of pictures but will only post one.  No matter how many times I make this trip I never tire of this beauty.  
View from our deck.  We watch ferries come and go from this bay.
What a lot of sail boats!   There is smoke from forest fires so my pictures are kind of hazy.  

Lithodora blooming at the front of my home with a peek of ocean behind.
I love this deep blue color. 
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Lots of time on my deck reading books and doing zentangle.  I also have been bead weaving for a challenge on May 15th.   Yes, a change of scenery with warmth and color is what I needed and this reminder to never lose hope.
To see what others have pictured as Hope, go to The Studio Sublime

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the comments.

22 comments:

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful pics. I love looking at the mountains. I live in FL so I don't get to see them much! Thanks for the post.

Marlene Cupo said...

What beautiful contry you live in, both at home and your second home. Breath taking.

Christine Altmiller said...

one of the first few times i came to your blog, it was photos of snowy roads and snowy mountains...so nice to see it again...esp now, paired with the photos of spring in bloom :-)

Mary K. McGraw said...

Oh, what a gorgeous view you have from your deck and it looks like you got your spring blossoms.

Patty Woodland said...

I loved Vancouver when we visited. You have a gorgeous view

Islandgirl said...

Those blue flowers are gorgeous! YOu must have missed the 32 degree (90 F) day in Alberta. Love your view.. my husband launched his sail boat this week but we haven't got the mast up yet...

Jen Judd said...

Gorgeous! I tend to spend time indoors...I'm a homebody and love being around my couch. :) Your pics make me want to go out for an adventure and see more! Have a great week!
Jen

Adrienne said...

Absolutely stunning photos, I'm glad you're change of scenery helped you! I love those blue flowers as well!

Beti Horvath said...

Beautiful Shots of the mountains! Your journey reminds me of a trip my husband and I took from New York to Oklahoma in late March. Wonderful watching the seasons unfold!

Becky Pancake said...

Wow! Katherine your pics are awesome. What a beautiful view you have. I can see why this place would recharge you.

Alice said...

Beautiful photos!! Such wonderful scenery in both places. The mountains are very lovely and I see why they can lift your spirits.

Shel said...

I love all of your photos - even the snow ones, and I'm not much of a 'winter' person, but I can see why you take so many pictures of those snowy mounatins - they are breathtaking. As for Vancouver, we have friends who live there and have tried to get us to come visit (move there actually!) because they say we would love it - and your photos are proof of it's beauty! Love the colors of your flowers - wow!! Great post.

N Valentine Studio said...

We live on Vancouver Island and I head to alberta for a change of scenery. I'll admit I'm a winter girl I love the snow. We have so much grey here by the end of winter I feel like a mushroom. Love the pic of the mountains.

N Valentine Studio said...

We live on Vancouver Island and I head to alberta for a change of scenery. I'll admit I'm a winter girl I love the snow. We have so much grey here by the end of winter I feel like a mushroom. Love the pic of the mountains.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Wonderful shots... that is a beautiful drive. We do it every August for fishing off Vancouver Island. What a beautiful view you have - I would love that.

Karen Mitchell said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope the first fires are under control, we have one burning about 20km away from us at the moment. I love your mountain photo, great contrast to the sailboats :)

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful photos and country too.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh the mountains! the water! someday I will see them both. Until them I'm so happy you share your view, just lovely. Hoping for lots of healing sunshine for the summer ahead

elisabeth said...

Beautiful - I love that part of our world - need to spend more time there!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

such amazingly gorgeous photos and place to live! I do miss the Pacific Northwest, and most when I see pictures like these!

Alicia said...

Gorgeous - I hope one day I get to see (and hike) the Rockies again. Your pictures are beautiful!

Therese's Treasures said...

Where you live is gorgeous. Can I come and live with you or at least visit? Yes there is always hope in everything and everyone.
Therese