You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

― Miriam Adeney

I’ve moved a lot during my life, so my place in the world is made up of all the people and places I’ve loved over the years. At the same time, it’s also the place where I am at the moment.This weekend, my city is experiencing a heat wave. The Salish Sea and the sky are a brilliant sapphire blue. On days like this, Dallas Road is my place in the world.

I’m not much of a sunbather, so I quickly snapped this photo before retreating to the air-conditioned car. But I only need a glimpse of this beautiful view to gain perspective and feel a renewed sense of peace and tranquillity.

Dallas Road
Dallas Road – Victoria, BC

It’s fun to see how others enjoy this place in the world too. In the next photo, you can see a homemade boat sailing in a pool of sunlight. We could hear the mother and her kids laughing and singing as they piloted the small vessel close to the shore.

small boat
Ogden Point – Victoria, BC

So, even though I wasn’t born here, and even though I miss family and friends in other cities, I love my current Place in the World.

Market Square
Market Square – Victoria, BC

To see other people’s beautiful photographs, or to enter the photo challenge yourself, click the link below:

Place in the World

14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

  1. What a great quote! I feel the same – Glasgow has been my place for over half my life, but before that I moved around quite a lot and have bits of many places in me. Beautiful photographs too.

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    1. Thanks so much, Anabel! When I heard that quote, I was so relieved to finally be able to put into words what I’ve always felt but never knew how to express.
      I love your blog – you write so beautifully and bring your history and travels to life with such great photography. I always look forward to your new posts.


    1. Thanks, Christine! Yes, Victoria’s definitely worth exploring, and Butchart Gardens is beautiful. It’s a great place to tour at any time of year because every season offers a different kind of beauty.

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  2. Sounds like you’ve led an interesting life, and I love the detail of the family laughing, out in the bay. I’d like to know more so I’ll go and find your About page. Many thanks for the follow. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I discovered your blog through Anabel Marsh’s blog, “The Glasgow Gallivanter,” and I love reading your “Jo’s Monday walk” posts. Some of my relatives emigrated to Canada from Yorkshire in the early 1900s, and I enjoy your descriptions and photos of the scenery and history in different areas in England.


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