Saturday, April 14

pieces of april

petals decorating the ground in Seattle, Washington,
canon digital rebel xt

We arrived home late last night. I am exhausted from traveling but rejuvenated from such a dreamy time away. It was wonderful spending time with Letha in Seattle for the first few days. We tried to fit in all the girly things possible since she is heading out to Uganda soon. She lives in such a charming part of town where we strolled and shopped boutiques. My favorite parts were laying on her bed giggling, going through her closet and sharing stories until late. More on this trip soon when I am a bit more coherent.

Boho Boy met me in Seattle and we took the ferry over to Victoria, British Columbia. This place is one of my most favorite on earth. It feels like a Utopia of sorts. I already miss it. Besides strolling around the uber gorgeous downtown, we actually drove up into the woods (only 30 minutes away). Here we hiked up to the Sooke Potholes. The cedar trees were tall and majestic, the water rushing down into falls was surreal. We then of course later got our fix at an Irish pub to watch the ice hockey playoffs along with the other local die hard hockey fans. Here we were made to feel at home and met and hung out with the coolest guy that we swore was the spitting image of a younger Tom Hanks. So Boho Boy kept calling him "Wilson"...a joke this guy has heard far too many times. We also ran into a couple from San Diego that are riding their bicycles across North America and filming the whole gig. How random to meet someone in B.C. from your home town in California!

Here are some pictures that will better explain our beautiful trip as I am a wee bit too tired to do so:

Letha the divine, canon digital rebel xt

Letha & me, taken by Boho Boy

One of the many blossoming trees all over Seattle, canon digital rebel xt

Letha at a beach in Seattle. I was going for a spooky and eerie vibe with this shot~ canon digital rebel xt

Boho Boy in front of Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, B.C., canon digital rebel xt

Boho Boy on our hike at Goldstream Provincial Park, canon digital rebel xt

Stone steps to our hike, canon digital rebel xt

a rushing stream on our hike, canon digital rebel xt

Boho Boy skipping rocks at the Sooke Potholes, canon digital rebel xt

Boho Boy & me resting on the grass, canon digital rebel xt


Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

Beautiful Boho,
Welcome home!
Thanks for your post today!!! I'm so happy to have your beautiful words, photos and energy back on-line here!
Looking forward to hearing all about your time away, when you're feeling up to it...

April 14, 2007 at 8:30:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you are home safe and sound....it sounds (and looks) like you have a marvelous trip. Your pictures are divine, I look the errie one you took of Letha, what a magical quality it has...and she is so lovely. What lens did you use on your flower/petal pics, the DOF is amazing :) Email coming your way soon....so glad you are back :) xxoo

April 14, 2007 at 8:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back honey. What divine photos of what looks to be a magical trip....so glad that you had this time.


April 14, 2007 at 8:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger daisies said...

welcome home and thank you for your beautiful photos of some of my favourite places ~ you really have to take the trip in the summer, swimming in sooke potholes is so wonderful ... last time we went, we high up and had a pool to ourselves ...

the photos of letha are absolutely amazing ...

glad you had such a wonderful time :)

April 14, 2007 at 9:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm glad you have returned refreshed. It sounds like an amazing time. I have good memories of a trip my brother and I took to Vancouver Island 9 years ago--thanks for bringing those back.

Beautiful photos as always.

April 14, 2007 at 11:05:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home :)

I'm glad you had a safe trip. It's wonderful to read your words again and see those beautiful pictures. Loving them all.

XO Sophie

April 15, 2007 at 12:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh lovie-

That last pic of the two of you-oh I just simply have to have it on my fridge.

Such wonderful nature pics too. The river one is divine as well as the ones of gorgeous you and Letha.

The one of Letha at the beach is haunting and beautiful.

Love you much
toe to toe

April 15, 2007 at 4:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Georgia said...

Welcome back:)

All of your photo's are amazing, but the one of Letha at the beach is breathtaking.


April 15, 2007 at 7:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger madelyn said...

Victoria is fabulous - i visit often -
my parents and brother live nearby -

the photo's are terrific - i particularly loved
"gothic letha" and the sweet snuggly picture of
you and your "gilbert"


April 15, 2007 at 8:24:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning photographs! The pic of the river was especially peaceful and serene.

April 15, 2007 at 8:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

welcome home, friend.

These pictures are fabulous. that last one should definately go in a frame where you can see it often.


April 15, 2007 at 10:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mames said...

the photos are wonderful, i love the hike. my husband and i visited vancouver island for the first time in august, i had the strongest urge to stay. we camped on salt springs island by the ocean and i will remember the trip for many reasons...seeing your photos makes me yearn to go back.

April 15, 2007 at 11:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger luzie said...

Welcome back home, beautiful! The photos are amazing, and I'm glad to hear you had such a good time with Letha as well as a good vacation with your hubs. (I passed on a Thinking Blogger Award to you, by the way!) xo

April 15, 2007 at 12:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mindy said...

hi deni...love this little peek into your world after being away for so long. dreamy photos, beautiful memories. perfect for a rainy sunday night! peace and love, mindy

April 15, 2007 at 4:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger AMANDA said...

Sounds like a great trip. Beautiful pictures!

April 15, 2007 at 5:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

I haven't been to Seattle in years and Victoria once as a wee girl. I have been wanting to go for years now and you just sealed the deal that I must! What amazing photos as always, you capture everything in a way that just draws you in! Welcome back!

April 15, 2007 at 7:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jenica said...

i LOVE these pics, especially the last one of your and boho boy!

April 16, 2007 at 9:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

such GORGEOUS pics! you are one shit-hot photographer!

April 23, 2007 at 11:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger MAHIMA said...

your blog is wonderful!!
bookmarking you today, a recently discovered treasure.
you take lovely photos!!

April 26, 2007 at 9:35:00 AM PDT  

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