Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Walk in the Garden

 Lately we are either in the garden or at the beach and have the camera slung over a shoulder....just in case.

Yesterday was such a day in the garden. You know, when you see something that you hope you can capture.....the colour, the mood and the silence. Well, after lots of shots (thanks to digital technology) I believe I got a few of those illusive moments.

This may not appear to be very welcoming at first glance......the lion symbolizes strength, security and safety.......things I try to incorporate in the garden.

One of our initial intentions was to have a garden with twisting pathways......we tried to stay clear of straight lined-paths. And if truth be told, we started at one end of the property and added different things as we went along.......much like a not-so-well-planned town or city.

As can be seen, Forget-Me-Nots are everywhere. We like this until they are 'spent', then off to the compost heap. In the process the seeds drop off and get started for next spring. After they are gone, it's time to get out the whipper- snipper and get at the grass along the paths.

A little splash of red in the distance.......

These are blossoms/buds on the Gravenstein Apple tree. It is a very old variety of apple that is slowly disappearing in Nova Scotia to all the new varieties on the market.

Last, but not least, are a couple of pics of Sophie in her 'pool'. She loves to follow us around the garden and she tries to be as helpful as she can.....this is a lot of hard work for her and she deserves a 'swim' to cool off.

Well, thanks for coming along this mini-tour of our it changes through the seasons, I'll take you on more.
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