What Makes a Dad

What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,


The majesty of a tree,

Salt Spring Island Trip Sept 08 (28)

The warmth of a summer sun,
 2010 Calendar Princeton Scenes

The calm of a quiet sea,


The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,

 The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,


The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,

Barrow's Goldeneye 

The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,

Vancouver Stanley park 8-05 (4)

Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,

Waters of Emotion and Mountains of Strenght

  He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad

-Author Unknown -


Happy Fathers Day

May you be blessed with the love from your children

and have a

Good Morning…  Good Afternoon…  Good Night…

Whatever it is to you…



Here I Am/Carrie


Horst in Edmonton said...

Happy Fathers day to your hubby as well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! both the photos and the words...and so true.

Beth said...

Lovely words and photos!

Gerry said...

Very nice Carrie, thank you.

Joe said...

Bless you my friend, thank you!

Seth@ChaosHQ's said...

Hello Carrie,
Please visit my blog and collect The Sunshine Award. I received the award from Rhapsody Phoenix and am happy to pass it on to you to show my appreciation of your blog.
I hope you will also enjoying passing it on as I have.
All my best... SETH!

Light-In-A-Box said...

Very well put together Carrie! Those rocks over looking the sea, priceless! Hope things are well, take care...

Seth@ChaosHQ's said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Wow! Such kind and thoughtful expressions and wonderful photos to go along with them. Daddy, Father, Pa, Pop ... whatever you call them, dad’s are pretty special! I know, I am one and for just one day out of the entire year, I get to pat myself on the back and say "Damn, I am pretty good aren't I?!" Bwahahaha!
Seriously, I hope that all fathers feel and do the same.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely photos Carrie.
You have a talent of making me feel like I'm there, looking at what you're seeing.
It's gorgeous work !

Carrie, I'm glad the bears have gone and now it's summer for you.
It really sounds like a beautiful time of year to be where you are!

Two questions Carrie;
Where do the bears go in your summer?
And..how hot does it get where youn live?

It's winter time here Carrie, and cold.
I hope you're enjoying the beautiful sunshine !

Gary xox

Sharon said...

Just catching up on all your beautiful photos, and the lovely words you speak. I just love the way you look at the world.

This was a lovely tribute to all the dads out there. What would we do without them? And of course, we are blessed by the perfect love of our Heavenly Father.


Lisa RedWillow said...

These photos are so beautiful Carrie. love the tree in the second shot.
Wonderful words of wisdom. Hope your staying cool where you are . Have a wonderful week.
Hugs xox

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful images, Carrie. Thank you for your comment on my last blog, much appreciated. Have you tried Google Chrome on your computer for the Blogger blog. That's what I use to get blogger blog updates. If I use Explorer, then I have many problems.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Just want to let everyone know I fixed my commenting problems I was having at peoples blogs. So a visiting I go. Have a wonderful Canada Day and 4th of July. Hugs Carrie

Lisa RedWillow said...

Happy Canada Day Carrie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie.
It sounds absolutely beautiful where you live.
Up until about two years ago I was living in Queensland on some land and had nature all around me. I miss that lifestyle of being so close and feeling so in-tune with nature.
When you blog about flowers and nature you really bring that feeling of being very close to nature across with your words and pictures.

Happy Canada Day Carrie !

I hope it's a beautiful day for you !

Gary xox

Rick said...

Wow - stunning photos, Carrie !! I had to go back a couple of times to see them again. Very nice tribute !

Seth@ChaosHQ's said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Guess what? I was just thinking of you and wanted to say HELLO! Cheers to you... I trust that you are taking it easy, or you SHOULD be. :)

Seth@ChaosHQ's said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ We all have our own reasons to celebrate... so let's do just that, and celebrate all we have because of where we live, in either of the two greatest countries there are!

If you celebrate the Fourth of July - Happy Independence Day. If you celebrate July 1st - Happy CANADA Day!
The love of one's country is a splendid thing.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy 4th of July. I have this feeling your both.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope your garden is growing strong. Mine is behind and need heat and water. I guess I will have to see what happens. Hopefully we have a long fall and not an early winter once again. Have a blessed week.
Much Love

Hope said...

Hi Carrie..
this post is a beautiful tribute to fathers everywhere.. as usual your photography is so very captivating.. I am totaly awe struck with the last one with the mountain showing through the clouds.. your photo reminds me of a painting my mom did years ago.. hope you have been well, and that summer is coming along smoothly for you.. weather here has been strange.. spring did come but left in a blink of the eye.. summer is now here and its hot hot hot.. guess one always has to complain when it come to weather.. "smile"..
hope you had a lovely 4th.. soft hugs