Yesterday, though, I stayed home all day, and I took my Nikon out in the garden. Yes, my wandering out there is rather bittersweet these days, but I'm increasingly ready to surrender the garden to someone else's care. There are so many, many garden photos here on the blog over the years, and I suspect I'll occasionally enjoy looking back at them, but I'm curious about what I'll aim my camera at in future, and where. . . We've lived in a beautiful spot for a very gracious span of time, but there are other beauties out there, and I'm eager to check them out as well.
Meanwhile, though, I practiced my depth-of-focus skills, yesterday, on all the burgeoning spring growth.
Hostas. . .
Not far from the yew tree, in the semi-wild strip of garden, we've left the native shrubs and trees, but enhanced the underplanting with some favourite easy-care groundcovers. . .
The Dicentra formosa (and yes, Bleeding Heart is a much prettier name, but has the problem of referring to a number of different plants) is native to the Pacific Northwest, and has happily spread out under the canopy of trees. I was equally happy to get down on my hands and knees in the damp foliage to get some photos. . . The yellow to the left is from the flowers of the also-native Oregon grape (Mahonia, this one the dwarf variety, nervosa).
I suspect I'll be sharing more garden photos with you over the next few weeks as I savour its growth one last season. I thank you, in anticipation, for your patience. . . And now, I'm off for a day in town. First stop, yoga! We'll chat soon, okay? Feel free to leave a comment -- I love them all!