I went for a walk around the bottom of the property early Sunday evening, camera in hand.
|The baby Japanese maple came through the harsh winter in good condition. |
Mayday trees (back left) finished blooming a week ago.
Trembling aspen (tall, back right) doing very good.
Japanese rose (left) best it's been in 6 years.
|The first of the bearded irises. Iris makes me weak in the knees.|
Flower therapy helps me deal with the stress and frustration of a day, to celebrate the joy of a happy, productive day, and to celebrate the glory of life, no matter the type of day I've had.
|Columbine adding colour. In front of it is rudbeckia;|
to the right is bee balm and behind on the left is Marguerite daisy.
|Cranberry cottoneaster. Yes, I need to pull out some grass.|
After hours spent in front of a computer creating temporal works, there is deep satisfaction working with my fingers in the dirt and my back bent over the ground, nurturing enduring life.
|One of the many lilac varieties in our garden, |
all getting towards the end of their flowering season.
|This one under the kitchen window is particularly aromatic.|
Along with the lily-of-the-valley bloom just below it, the fragrance is intoxicating.
|The new deer fence … and it works so far.|
|Deer fence detail.|
|The neighbours' new cedar border. Provide privacy for both of us. |
The five (count 'em, five) dogs in that household keep the deer away from the 'candy'.