Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Early Summer Garden

The first flush of roses is over, as are the peonies [sob, sob] but the astilbes are in their glory as is the crambe. Crambe has to be one of my all time favourites; really it looks like baby's breath on steroids and it smells of honey. There is one just outside the front door [1st photo] and just along from the sorbus I talked about here [link]. I realized I haven't taken any regular photos of the garden since I got the new lens and I love keeping a photo journal of the garden. Fun to see what's working, and what's not, when things bloom, who is having a tough year and whose year it is to sing. In the second photo is the studio garden, quite the change from the late May garden [link here]. The 3rd photo is my upper studio garden [link is here to May photo], and the last photo is what I call the Lower Pond Garden, a reference to a favourite book of childhood, The Little Engine That Could. Every trip we took to Gran's, while driving through Montreal's famous "Turcotte Yards", we used to chant, all 5 of us kids," Lower train switch, lower train switch". How my parents remained sane with 5 kids, a dog, a cat, no air conditioning and no seat belts is one of life's mysteries.


  1. What a joy and a delight - we were covered in grey mist and mizzle today and it's lovely to be reminded of spring and summer! I loved the peony detail photo - so evocative and sublime.

  2. Hi Fiona, Thanks for your lovely comment. We have been covered in rain, mist and cold for the last few days also, and everyone is getting impatient for summer to begin. Mind you as soon as it gets hot we will all wish for cooler weather....go well.


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