Repost of the Day: Pure Color at Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens :: Vancouver Island, Canada

Butchart Gardens :: Vancouver Island, Canada

September 30th, 2020

The Mid-Autumn Festival is tomorrow so after Tuesday’s mooncakes in Southeast Asia, we’re flying the magic carpet back across the Pacific to view the spectacular fall foliage on Vancouver Island.

Also, I recently learned a new word: lagniappe. It means extra, perk, tip or bonus. And I have a bonus for you today! After our recent adventures through the Mayan ruins of the YucatΓ‘n Peninsula, a favorite fellow blogger posted today about another Mayan site in northern Belize. I hope you’ll visit Lookoom to explore Lamanai and see the incredible stone faces, among many other captivating aspects of the site. Lookoom posts every day, in English and French, taking followers to cool towns and rural outposts around the world.


More tomorrow,

Repost of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.


Butchart Gardens :: Vancouver Island, Canada

Butchart Gardens :: Vancouver Island, Canada

An October afternoon at Butchart Gardens, in photos. Heavenly! Are words even necessary? Not really, other than mentioning that Butchart Gardens is just outside Victoria on Vancouver Island. Trails lead through 55 acres of trees, plants and flowers, still cared for by the Butchart family more than 100 years after Jennie Butchart transformed the former limestone quarry into a complex of gardens with regional themes. And the dahlias! My favorite part — a perfect blend of art and science in every bloom. Enjoy!


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