Happy Tuesday to everyone, for my fellow Canadians I hope you had a great long weekend. It was great to have an extra day for family and friends, and to use it as needed. In Calgary we had great weather, so we got a little gardening done; some flowers, lettus, peas and tomatoes planted.
This image was taken last summer at the Minter Garden, Chilliwack BC, one of my favourite gardens, I believe it is about 32 acres and I would recommend a sunday visit.
- Check out the my new garden web page (blogs.vancouversun.com)
- Spring sun, showers put bloom on gardening for city’s green thumbs (calgaryherald.com)
The jolly jump ups have not yet made themselves known in my garden this year – it won’t be long now. But it seems to have been a busy week with little time to get out and photograph the world around me, and I am anxious to get out into the garden, so I thought I would dig, (pun intended) through some of my old image files and find a spring like picture to brighten the day. It is just +1 degrees here in Calgary, but things are looking good for a sunny warm weekend. Yes I might just get some pots planted.
I hope you have a bright and sunny Thursday.
More spring tulips from the Innsifail Gowers both at the Calgary Farmer’s Market. A great place to support local producers.
I had set up a high key light table to photograph the flowers, I like the soft delicate colours of the flowers, they are a lovely way to brighten up the dining room table!
Happy Monday to you.
spring officially arrived mar 20 and last week across the country we had warmer than average temperatures, I was sure that spring had arrived. then yesterday Calgary had a storm warning and 10 cm of snow! that I am reminded is spring in Calgary. the flowers and spring bulbs are not yet out of the ground, I was desperate and went to the garden center and purchased a pot to brighten up the window sill I hope you enjoy spring and the tulips as much as I do.
Yesterday the sun was shining, people were out enjoying the parks and pathways. I was out enjoying the flowers. In the backyard we have an apple tree, still small, only a couple of years old. It is covered with small white flowers, that are just starting to open, and it is beautiful. We have never had fruit off the tree, frost has always killed off the buds, this year is a late bloom and we are hopeful.
That is spring, lots of beautiful flowers, and hope for the coming crop! What did you enjoy yesterday?
While it has been a busy week, I did stop to enjoy the spring tulips in my front yard.
I didn’t want to pick the flowers, I wanted them to last as long as possible in the front garden. So everyday I can go out the front door, I can spend a few minutes and enjoy spring! For this photo I was using my macro lens, down on my hands and knees, forehead almost on the ground. I was holding my breath trying to steady the camera, yes I should have been using a tripod, but I was already late for work, no time to get it out of the closet.
I am happy with the results, I hope you have a great day!