This is the thyme circle in the foreground and the overview of the front inner garden.
Going from the foreground to the background we go past the moss/Japanese garden and up the cement blocks to the pond surround. This area is shaded by the plum tree overhead.
View of the little rockery in the back garden taken from the stone path that is the entry way to the pond area or into the vegie/cutting garden area.
An overview of the little rockery with the cutting garden in the back ground.
a view from the stairs of the deck down at foreground rhodos, primula path, the fig tree bed, the old sidewalk bed next to the old garage and the apple tree in its room surrounded by grass.
a another view of the little rockery.
Looking over the fig tree bed from the patio area. This fig tree bed is slowly turning into an all seasons bed of perennials, with spring bulbs at this time of the year for the main show. In the background the view now opens up to the pond, Since I removed the blue spruce there is more room for primulas, epimediums and hepaticas in the area that is across the stepping stones from the fig tree bed.
Another over view of some of the back garden rooms. The old sidewalk curves around the back of the garage and runs into the woodland area.
Another view of the fig tree bed, the stepping stone paths, the pink pot feature and on over to the moss/Japanese garden and the pond.
Looking along the stepping stone path, from the patio to the little rockery backed by the cedar hedge.
a closer view of the old sidewalk bed. There are perennial beds on each side of the sidewalk. The mauve flower is my best columbine. I let them self seed around the garden. They seem to cross pollinate and produce some very nice plants. I have a lovely white one growing in the cutting garden area.
The stepping stones past the rhodos/azalea lead through the moss/fern garden under the deck to a secret place to sit in the shade of the deck in the hot summer days.
The spring bulbs and primulas have now finished blooming and the the rhodos are in their last stages of bloom now.
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