Friday, June 10, 2011

Photo Fun Day 7










The June 7 prompt for the 30 Day Photo Fun Challenge is "High Angle". I didn't know if this meant to take the photo from up high looking down, or from down low looking up high. So I just followed Hollie's lead! I snapped these photos at the 100 Mile House Visitor's Centre. Did you know that 100 Mile is the home of the world's tallest pair of cross-country skis? Well, now ya do! There are all these beautiful blossoming trees around here, and I just loooooove 'em! I don't know what they are, though! Any gardening geeks out there, help me out on this one, please!!! Is the carving self-eplanatory? A guy (gold miner?) and a bear on an inukshuk? That's what I'm going with. And the flags, well, Canadian and British Columbian. I like the sense of movement in that one. (Do I sound like I know what I'm talking about? Haha!) Now you may be wondering why 100 Mile House is called 100 Mile House. I got that question a lot when I was growing up in 150 Mile House. Well, it's got something to do with the Gold Rush Trail. Mile 0 is at Lillooet (or is it Lytton, I always get that mixed up! Either way, they're both on the Fraser River.) Those poor delusional people would make their way up here hoping to strike it rich at Barkerville. 150 Mile House used to be booming back in the late 1800's, but now it's a bedroom community for Williams Lake. 100 Mile House is a stand-alone village. We've lived in 3 villages in a row, I wonder if we'll ever graduate to "town" or "city"! Ah well, village is just fine for now, I'm not in a rush to go anywhere else anytime soon.
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  1. Lovely photos Roxy, the tree in blossom is so pretty although I can't help you out with what it actually is, I'll just go with liking it too! Love the "movement" in the flags and I love being your friend, I keep finding out new things (had to google the meaning of inukshuk!) and seeing things I have never seen before (such as a Moose in your back garden!)

    Glad to hear that you are feeling settled in your new village!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  2. Oh wow, when I first saw those skis - I thought surely they are not, look how sharp their front points are... I think the gorgeous plant with pinkish flowers is a Boganvilla....well that is what we call it over here, I love how you have taken these photos and did you get close to the gorgeous vine, as they have barb thorns on them....thanks for the visit to this lovely village...Home for you sounds so quaint, friendly and a little slower than we have here....hope you are all enjoying every moment. Melxx

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