Saturday, August 7, 2010

Out and about

Today we headed north to the ...

International Peace Garden.

The International Peace Garden is located between Dunseith, North Dakota and Boissevain, Manitoba. The garden was dedicated on July 14, 1932, and on a stone at the entrance are the words:

"To God in His Glory.  We two nations dedicate this Garden and pledge ourselves that as long as man shall live; we will not take up arms against one another."

It was a beautiful day to be in a beautiful garden!

A view of the formal garden.

Oldest daughter and youngest son, some of my FAVORITE PEOPLE ON EARTH!

Ah ... the colors we saw.

 Little Companion taking a brief respite.You can do that here, no fire ants!

The Peace Chapel.

These are Tyndall Stone walls embedded with marine fossils and they are inscribed with quotes.

This was one of my favorite quotes, it reads, " God did not come to me through a mystical experience.  But through a human being. A neighbour. An agent of his love."

Peace Poles, presented by the Japanese Government.

"The four columns symbolize the four corners of the earth from which thousands of immigrants arrived in Canada and the United States in the 1800s and 1900s to build better lives for themselves. The foundation stands for our common base of democratic beliefs.  The towers height represents the early immigrants soaring ambitions."

"Two columns stand in Manitoba and two in North Dakota facing each other in two similar but separate societies. The 4,000 mile long border lies in between them and is the longest undefended border in the world."

This is a working clock and so is ...


Enjoying the beauty of God's world and wishing you peace!


Jeanette said...

Oh so pretty! All your images are just lovely. You have beautiful children. I used to live in WY and we would go to South Dakota often but never got to North Dakota. It is just lovely.

Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! Oh, what a pretty place! I've never been to North Dakota! I'll put it on my bucket list! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BECKY said...

This is really cool, Val! And what a beautiful garden! Those peace poles are so amazing. Love the meaning behind it all too. You sure do have some great travels, gal!

You are really blessed that way!
Oh and the sunflowers are to die for!
I would love to see them in person!!
Have a joyful week, sweetie!

Susan said...

thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate that!! You took some awesom pictures. Nice travels. Susan

Candace said...

What a beautiful place, I didn't even know that it existed and there is so much meaning there. It was wonderful that you had such good company to share it with you. Your pictures are beautiful.