The vase cement planter and the deep purple crocuses in the front garden on the 16th
One of the lovely striped crocuses in the crocus field which is a in the grass of the boulevard
This is the crocus field showing where the hydro workers left soil to fill in the ruts the traffic made while circumventing their trucks while they were working on adding our star wars hydro pole just across the street from our front driveway. Since this photo I have raked the soil out more evenly and added some topsoil to fill in low spots in the crocus field. I then planted grass seed over all. The grass is now starting to germinate.
One of the dark purple crocuses. I photoshpped it to emphasize the bright center.
The camillia by the back step leading up to the deck. It has even more blossoms on it now.
The hazel nut tree in full bloom with its lovely catkins.
This is another photo from up on the deck showing the stepping stones in their winter moss. The stepping stones go around the fig tree and its bed. I have taken this area out of grass and added the stepping stones because it is a very soggy area when we have our winter rains. That Harry Lauders Walking stick shrub is now finished blooming.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom