The little trillium in the front garden is now finished blooming. I have not seen the two in the woodland yet.
The magnolia was the star of the month of March in the front garden. It is now finished blooming also. I have taken out the birds nest spruce that was growing beside it and crowding it out. I may find a couple of azaleas to fill the space. Since I intend to take out the big heather, also, I may be getting 3 or 4 azaleas. Probably not until the fall when the rains start, though.
The pink pasque flower put on quite a show, as did the purple one. They are both finishing the bloom period now.
This hyacinth is by the front step and perfumes the whole area when in bloom. I might remove that evergreen as it, too has become too big for its space. I might just replace it with boxwood.
The chocolate lily is now in the primula bed in the back garden. It had a volunteer tree growing in its pot. I have left the tree to see how it preforms. I hope it is an indigenous tree. It has willow like leaves and red bark, so it may be an osier willow.
This shows the bark and leaves of the volunteer tree. The leaves were just opening out in the end of March.
As I was reading the Times Colonist, yesterday, I came across this article about the Vancouver transit workers union talking about the trouble they seem to be having with their working conditions. This is the same Union that our bus drivers belong to, just a different chapter. Imagine that! As per my previous post about my troubles with the bus in downtown Victoria, it seems I may have guessed correctly that there was some Union action taking place within the B.C. Transit service. Well, I guess we know what to look forward to this summer.
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