View of the hedge at the front entry way. The boxwood hedge had just been trimmed with my easy to use rechargeable hedge trimmer.
More of the boxwood hedge
Another view of the grass path and boxwood hedge.
Shooting from the grass path over the little boxwood hedge, past the little rockery, and over the thyme circle to the bench in its tall cedar hedge nook.
a wider view of the front garden from the little boxwood hedge to the bench.
A closer view of the bench and the thyme circle. The thyme circle has suffered some damage from the removal of a bamboo root that ran across the thyme. I am filling in the thyme with new transplants. I have quite a few spare thyme plants growing in the front garden.
The iberis along the edge of the driveway under the magnolia tree.
Some of the rock plants in the little rockery in full bloom.
On June 17 I was to the Butterfly Gardens and got a fine picture of the blue morpho. While out at the Butterfly Gardens the people who were running the Species at Risk trailer, said we don't have monarchs on Vancouver Island, but they are sure other butterflies would enjoy the milkweed. Well, maybe in a few years, if I can get some monarchs for release, to lay eggs on my milkweed, maybe we might get a few monarchs. It might take a few years and maybe a few more people to grow milkweed, but it would sure be nice to make it happen.
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