As many of the reader’s know, Tom will, once in a awhile, begin the day, telling me to get ready, as he’s taking me on another mystery tour. I never know where we are going, but, I know it will be fun!
This is where we ended up, at Queen Elizabeth Park. A beautiful place, at 501 ft. above sea level, so the view over the city and of the mountains is spectacular!
Queen Elizabeth Park is the second most visited park in Vancouver and holds within its perimeters some of the most beautiful public gardens anywhere. Its recreational offerings are diverse ranging from sporty to horticultural and include golf, tennis, lawn bowling, disc golf, an extensive outdoor arboretum and the indoor Bloedel Floral Conservatory.
Dancing waters are fun to watch.
Remember, you can click on a smaller picture to view it larger. It’s just so beautiful here and much to see. We’ve been here in the summer when everything is in full bloom and it’s breathtaking!
I wish I could show you ALL the pictures!
These are statues and the photographer as well. I quickly snuck into the picture!
The Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and is open daily, rain or shine. It is dedicated to the wonders of the natural world with an emphasis on plants and birds. As a matter of fact, over 100 birds of various species call the Bloedel Conservatory home and free-fly within its spacious dome.
Sadly, there has been talk of closing this wonderful conservatory, with much public outcry as well. I hope the public cry is loud and furious so this fabulous place can stay open!
Soon as you enter, it’s humid, lush and very green and the birds are singing and flying about.
It’s like being in a jungle! Look at the size of those ferns!
I turned around, and nearly stepped on this birds tail! It was right smack behind my foot, unafraid and not in any hurry to run off. I don’t know what kind of bird it is. He wasn’t talking!! But so beautiful!! I wonder if it can fly with that huge long tail!
On the way home, we stopped for something to eat, then headed on home.
Another fun mystery trip!!
No mystery trip today…we are off now for our walk, but the camera is always in my pocket!