Author Archives: jospalsphotos

About jospalsphotos

amateur photographer who loves to travel

Costa Rica. February 22-March 11 2020

Toads and frogs are known in indigenous mythology as assistant undertakers, protectors of the remains of the dead, and chanters that predict tempests and weather changes. They are also associated with rituals of shamanic transformation and fertility. (Info: Pre-Columbian Gold … Continue reading

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The Netherlands, Sept. 29-Oct.26 2019

Celebrating my brother’s 70th birthday. Definitely a good reason for a visit. Lots of day- and multiple day trips occurred during my stay. Let’s take it one step at the time. I left Vancouver on September 28, flying WestJet to … Continue reading

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Costa Rica. July 24 – August 10, 2019

My much anticipated return to Costa Rica (2nd visit this year, lucky me!) started with me, boarding Air Canada flight 126 to Toronto at 10:30 pm on July 23. Arriving at Toronto Pearson airport at 5:50 next morning I made … Continue reading

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An abundance of floral splendor

2 Visits to Chilliwack’s Sunflower Festival. On the 14th with Hari, on the 19th with a friend. Can one take too many pictures? Colour, leaves, shapes, buzzing bees….it does not stop. The treats are endless, the colours overwhelming. What a … Continue reading

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Tuscan Farm Gardens, Abbotsford BC

July 14, 2019 When you get the itch to go somewhere, you go, right? Back to Tuscan Farm Gardens, that magical lavender place. A few hours of heavenly bliss, just wandering around, enjoying….

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Exploring Vancouver: Art Galleries, Chinese Garden and Vancouver streets. June 21 2019

I grabbed my camera and headed for Vancouver, again. So much more to discover! I got off the sky train at Burrard Station and headed for the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. As it was National Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading

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Fun in Maple Ridge. June 16 2019

This Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day, is filled with fun events here in Maple Ridge. A pancake breakfast,  Race the Ridge Cycling races, a Repair Café, a vintage car show, a craft beer festival, a food truck festival, street vendors, … Continue reading

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Enveloped by the fragrance of lavender.

June 9 2019. Tuscan Farm Gardens. And later in the day a stroll through Fort Langley. ♥ A beautiful day, nice temperature, peaceful, a very pleasant aroma of lavender filling the air, relaxing, gorgeous gardens, lavender lemonade, lavender almond cookies. … Continue reading

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Protected: Family time in Ottawa. May 18-28 2019

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Toronto and Ottawa. May 17-28 2019

May 17 After we got off the train at Union Station in Toronto, we made our way to our hotel, the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre – University of Toronto. Taking some photos along the way and enjoying the warm … Continue reading

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