15 July 2009

Beauty Beyond Belief

Three weeks after our trip up to Alaska and Victoria, BC, I am still reeling from shock at our last "tourist" stop: Butchart Gardens.

I had heard about it, and I had even seen several pictures from various people who had gone, and, I must say, I was still hopelessly unprepared for the overwhelming beauty of the whole thing.

Just look how gorgeous it is!



  • The colors, the variety, the order are unlike anything that I have ever seen.





  • It's beautiful in the day time....





  • It's beautiful at night...


    It's beautiful through a crappy can't-take-night-time-pictures camera!





  • Even the garbage cans were exquisite!





  • It was even beautiful when my finger invaded the upper right portion of the lens during a night-time photo with my can't-take-night-time-photos camera!





  • And, of course, there was a piece of time and space etched out in Butchart Gardens that perfectly complimented my wife's own striking beauty...





So, yeah, it was absolutely, unequivocally, unmistakably awesome beyond all reason.