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!
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?