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Photo Friday: Paradise

I struggled with finding something suitable for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of Paradise. Probably the closest thing to paradise I’ve ever experienced was visiting Hawaii (The Big Island as well as Kauai), but that was a long, long time ago – well before the advent of digital photography! And though I lived for many years in Victoria, BC (which to many is considered a sort of paradise!), I can’t say that I have any photos from there that to me would communicate the appropriate feeling.

In the end I decided to go with something a little more recent – a photo I took from the very southernmost point of mainland Canada, Point Pelee – not necessarily because anyone else would consider it a paradise, but rather because of my memories of that day. Our visit to the park and Lake Erie, though not a trip to the oceanside, was the first time I’d seen a vast expanse of open water since I’d left Vancouver Island. Paradise? Maybe not… but it did feel a bit like coming home.

View from the tip of Canada at Point Pelee

View from the tip of Canada at Point Pelee

New bucket list item: visit paradise, iPhone camera in hand. :)

Have you visited paradise?
Please share!

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Laurel Regan – Writer, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, Growlita, iFan, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • SunbonnetSmart.com
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    January 30, 2015

    You know, Laurel, I think you are absolutely right. Any time I’m around large bodies of water, I feel a great sense of calm. I think you are more than justified to call your photo paradise. Anytime my toes can squeeze some sand, I’m there. Much Love, Fondly, Robin

  • Carol Graham
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    January 30, 2015

    I don’t believe it! I was just mentioning this to someone the other day. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and we spent our holidays at Point Pelee. Tons of memories are rushing in now!
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  • Debbie D.
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    January 30, 2015

    Paradise is in the eye of the beholder, Laurel. That’s a fabulous photo and conveys a wonderful sense of calm. I think my parents took me to Point Pelee when we lived in London (early ’60s), but I don’t remember anything about it. Hawaii must surely be a wonderful paradise and it’s on my bucket list, as is B.C. Bet you have some great memories! Greece was a paradise for me and I’m sharing that as my Photo Friday entry. Have a good weekend! ☺
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