Four grown kids, six delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
I'm hoping to resume my regular blogging routine next week, kicking off with another post in our Garden Visitsseries. I received the photos and wonderful accompanying narrative earlier this week from regular reader and commenter, Eleonore. Although I had intended to keep the week blog-free, I couldn't resist first downloading, then uploading photos and text, and arranging them in Blogger. And I almost couldn't resist sharing the post with you today. Delayed gratification, though. . . it's what the adults do, right? So I decided we'd wait until Monday -- with a little teaser this morning. . . . Here's Eleonore, welcoming us to her garden. . . .
My garden is very small, only about 60 square meters. But we can sit on the tiny terrace with a cup of tea
enjoy the view from the kitchen door
(the lawn needs cutting!)
or sit on the doorstep.
In summer, I put my flower pots outside
and on the flower bed in the right hand corner my Lavender Lassie climbing roseand the perennials are coming back.
Coming back from where, you ask. Wait and I’ll tell you.
And if you come back on Monday morning, Eleonore will tell you the harrowing but ultimately heartwarming story of how she and her garden triumphed over . . . .well, no, I'd better let her tell you. . . . It's a great garden story, and there are more beautiful and inspiring photos. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you. Meanwhile, Happy Weekend!