Four grown kids, five delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I've recently moved with my husband from a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island to a condo in the city (Vancouver). Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist in this urban life after 60!
Yesterday's snow photos were all taken in my garden. A bit later, I headed off for a walk round our little island, keeping the camera ready for palette inspirations and the lovely calming effects of snow.
I know these weeds are scrubby, but the hint of red in the dried fern's brown appeals to me.
As do the slender spikes of a sedge grass . . .
What about the elegant geometries of this evergreen?
And the classic "pop of red"!
Below, it becomes obvious how beautifully brown and red work together . . .
Tired of snow photos yets? Our white landscape is being eroded by nastily icy rain, accompanied by some heavy wind. I know it won't be enough to close our campus, but it's making the roads and parking lots hazardous. I can't help regretting my afternoon commitment to a volunteer Book Club I instituted for International students who want to talk about books without enduring the discomfort of marks, essay-writing, etc. I enjoy the students' enthusiasm, of course, but today would have been a stay-at-home day otherwise, and now I'll be walking up those slippery hills to campus (unless the roads are better than I think they are, in which case I'll drive, nervously).
Still, it's pretty for the moment. . . And perhaps the rains will clear a path for my long run this weekend. What about you . . . any weekend plans?