The tree peony is tall and is next to the entry way. Was putting on a fabulous show in April. It is growing new stems this year, so I have cut back to the surrounding cedar. When the cedar grows out again it will appear to be a surrounding vase for the peony. The cedar branches support the peony stems.
This mahonia has self seeded itself into the 5 foot driveway strip. It has dark green evergreen holly-like leaves. It is a natural plant in our area. And a very nice landscaping plant too.
Solomons seal. I spent a lot of time photoshpping this to clone and smudge out the very bright areas and attempt to blur the foreground and sharpen the rest.
A tulip against the cedar hedge along the driveway strip.
The sedum under the burgundy colored leaves of the smoke bush.
Another nice columbine in the front garden.
An allium with the little rockery plants in bloom for a nice background
Tall bearded iris in bud in the driveway strip
This is the front rectangle on the west side of the front garden. The lupine you see in the foreground has now finished blooming and is going to seed. The little hedge has been pruned drastically. I am thinking of replacing it with boxwood clippings in the rainy season. This is honeysuckle pilea and the bees like it, but it tends to get ratty looking with age.
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