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Happy new year 2011 !

Meinen lieben Freunden wünsch ich ein tolles , gesundes , erfolgreiches Jahr 2011 mit vielen netten Gesprächen mit euch , wie ich sie liebe ????? Happy New Year ??? Buon Anno Nuovo !!!!

Long ago...

No one tore the ground with ploughshares

or parcelled out the land

or swept the sea with dipping oars __

the shore was the world's end.

Clever human nature, victim of your inventions,

disastrously creative,

why cordon cities with towered walls?

Why arm for war?

__ Ovid, Amores. Book3

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being. -- Emma Goldman

Ramayana Ballet

Do all good you can, By all means you can, In all the ways you can, In all places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
-- John Wesley

The Ever-Enticing Comox Valley

The Comox Valley lies between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia, on the edge of some of the most stunning wilderness settings on the East Side of Vancouver Island. You can ski, golf and fish all in the same day. You can be knee-deep in snow and then within half an hour be dusting the snow off your boots on a green golf course, or kayaking through clear blue waters, or catching fat trout. It is a collection of rolling mountains, alpine meadows, rushing rivers, lakes, forests, farmland and more than 40 green parks and has some of the best hiking trails on Vancouver Island. The lush, temperate rainforest is perfect for hiking, mountain biding and horseback riding.

The Mount Washington Alpine Resort, a 30-minute drive from Courtenay, has one of the highest snowfalls of any ski hill in North America. Activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, snow tubing, tobogganing and luge, 55k of cross-country trails...downhill skiers have more than 50 trails and eight chairlifts..

The Comox Valley has many sandy beach ideal for swimming in the summer and beachcombing year round, ideal conditions for boating and sailing, salt and fresh water sport fishing for salmon, red snapper and halibut, cutthroat trout and steelhead.

Jacques Cousteau rated the waters near the Comox Valley as the second best cold water diving destination in the world. It is also a thriving centre for arts and culture with four major museums, live theatre, and an active artists community. It is one of the most diverse recreation destinations in BC.

The valley stretches approximately 50-km along the coast from Fanny Bay to Saratoga Beach. It is home to deer and black bears, cougars, Roosevelt Elk and wolves. The ocean waters support a large population of seals and sea lions. Bird life is prolific; bald eagles, Blue herons, hawks, Trumpeter swans, owls, and countless song and marine birds inhabit or visit the areas marshes, fields, forests and waterways.

The Comox Valley is one of BCs top year-round travel destinations, famous for its stunning scenery...renowned for its prehistoric fossils. The Courtenay and District Museum is a major centre of paleontology in British Columbia.

Comox Valley is known as the Valley of Festivals, with more than 50 festivals taking place each year.

Gulf view from my living room window

Photography by Larryb

Dahlia, Spring 2005, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada...Photography by Larryb

Vancouver Island, Spring 2005...

Photography by Larryb

Spring roses, Vancouver Island, 2005

Photographed by Larryb

My backyard today November 26, 2k6

A very early, heavy snowfall in Vancouver BC, Canada

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    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope it's a good one :)

    • MargotB's Profile Photo
      Jun 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      Thank you, Babcia.
      Wishing you a good day and a pleasant week.

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    Jun 12, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    Happy Birthday

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    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Thank you for the early new year wishes!! ;-) (first pic)... bit late, but still, hope you had a fab birthday!! and all is well! greetings!

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    Jun 11, 2012 at 4:27 AM

    Happy birthday Margo! Have a great one!

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    Dec 25, 2011 at 3:18 AM

    A Merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

  • Babcia's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Happy Birthday Greetings to you Margot (late again this year, sorry)!!! We were travelling in your area of the country (Vancouver and Vancouver Island) and just got back !! Wishing you all the best!! ~Alicja~

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 7:14 AM

    hi margot im jatan frm chennai , u look so prtty n i'd like to be yur good frnd,try to cht with me when u com online...i think u r such a nice lady i ever seen on net n u seem be to a true one..try to contact me soon my other id is jatan_rahul@yahoo.co.in

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    Jun 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Margot.....Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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    Jun 25, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    Hope you had a great birtday!!! sorry I was very busy. Stephen

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    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Happy Birthday from sunny California! Here's to many more wonderful years!

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