Four grown kids, five 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!
We're away from the garden today -- we drove down to Victoria yesterday to visit good friends for dinner and perhaps to catch some time with our son.
But Friday afternoon, I uploaded some garden shots from my play in the garden Friday morning. So wonderful to have some sunshine, and it even looks as though it might last a few days AND finally lift us past the 20-degree mark.
Excepting this gorgeous red maple, above, and the mellow greens and soft purple-blues of the rosemary, below, you'll notice that I love the interplay between a sharp golden-chartreuse and deep purples and sharp blues.
This rugosa rose (Hansa) is going to be the first to bloom. Constance Spry is waaaaay behind schedule, but Royal Sunset has one bud that might open in the weekend's sunshine.
Golden oregano -- this is really coming into its own on the front rockery, ready for me to divide and spread it -- it's doing yeoman duty in a very tough spot (poor, sandy soil, exposed to saltspray and winter winds).
Hope you had a good weekend whether you were in the garden,
or dining with friends,
or curled up with a book . . .