In the Japanese Garden area of Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

This is a little prayer that came to mind while I walked these steps and thought about the stunning beauty and peace I found in this place…

“God, Grant me the Serenity
To Accept the the things that I cannot change
Courage to change the things that I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference”

Taken with: Nikon D60 – Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm


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I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. In the past, photography was something I did casually, using very ordinary cameras, in order to capture family photos, travel memories, etc. With my first DSLR camera, a new world of creativity opened for me. I now see the world in a whole new way through the lens of my camera. I invite you to journey with me through my collection of photos and enjoy! It is my hope that you will find in my collection of work, some art that you will purchase.

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  • Erin Kirsten
    Erin Kirstenabout 5 years ago

    This is really pretty – truly surreal.

  • Hello Erin! I am so glad you liked my little peaceful place in the garden. Thanks so much. Hope all is well in your family. How is Scooter doing? Very best regards, Carol, Daisy-Mae & Lily-Rose

    – Carol Clifford

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    This is wonderful, I walked across this myself,

  • Glad you like it. Thanks.

    – Carol Clifford

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryabout 5 years ago

    These images are absolutely beautiful…I’d love to see these gardens. Bet they are just beautiful.

  • Hi Cheri.
    Thanks so much. The Butchart Garden is world famous and draws millions of visitors every year to our beautiful Vancouver Island. If you are ever in British Columbia, this is a “must see”! Stay turned I have more photos of this garden to post soon.
    Cheers, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 5 years ago

    This is an awesome shot!!!! Stunning! Superb job!!!! Love how the branches frame the scene!

  • Thanks so much for the great comment. Much appreciated.

    – Carol Clifford

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaover 4 years ago

    Or another thought that comes to my mind is the song: In the Garden. Google the lyrics for it. It is quite appropriate for the Butchart Gardens! These pics bring back such fond memories of our trip to Victoria, B.C. many years ago now which our family took with my best friend and her family! This was the highlight of that trip, especially the fireworks that night!!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Cheers, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...almost 3 years ago

    August 26, 2011

  • Thanks so much for the feature. Much appreciated! Cheers, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    Very pretty Carol, and lovely framing! Cognrats on your feature!

  • Thanks so much, Tracy!

    – Carol Clifford

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    September 4, 2011

  • Thank you very much for the feature!! Cheers, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

    What a lovely image with a beautiful garden curve. If you haven’t entered, please consider this for the Curves Please Challenge

  • Thanks so much, Marilyn. I just entered the challenge! Cheers…

    – Carol Clifford

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your challenge win Carol.

  • Thanks so much!! Cheers…

    – Carol Clifford

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