Will you look at that clematis in full bloom right outside the kitchen door! Wow!
It’s been two weeks since I came home from my travels in southern Alberta. From the land of rolling fields of canola, rodeo broncs and shiny buckles, cowboy culture and prairie winds to my Vancouver Island, lakeside cabin. I had some wonderful time with kids and grandkids. Life is good.
Me and my lovely daughter, Kristen enjoying music in the park.
My Canada Day cuties – Emma and Brit.
They’re wearing that Alberta look well – daughter – Kristen, son-in-law – Matt, and granddaughters – Emma and Brit.
So – enough of holiday antics. I thought I’d share a few highlights from the last couple of weeks at home.
Fresh salad greens from the garden is a big treat! The lettuce, radishes, baby kale and chives make an attractive side dish.
Lots of work for the head gardener but it sure pays off.
Vegetables aren’t the only thing in the garden these days.
Bear and Buddha – east meets west
Bear and apple tree – cha, cha, cha. For this dance the bear is definitely leading.
The last of the Bleeding Heart in the woodland garden.
Enjoyed that mix of events and scenes–always lovely to see on’es family! The bears don’t bother you, get into your home? Great shots of this one.
I can’t say the bears don’t bother us – that dance with the apple tree had my husband, Bruce, throwing everything on the deck in the bear’s direction. We are both practicing with a sling shot and a bucket of rocks as non-toxic or overly-injurious deterrent. I don’t hold out much hope for apples, though. Thanks for reading and commenting, Cynthia.
Egads. Brave wilderness folks that you are!
Amazing Crater Lake stuff back at home! And nice to see the family shots too.
Many thanks, Mari. We write what we know.
Great photos, Fran! We will be stopping in Vancouver for two nights enroute to Alaska in a few weeks. I can’t wait to see your part of this wonderful world!:-)
So excited for you, Mark. Two nights in Vancouver will be great. Hope you get a few glimpses of what makes Vancouver such a special city – the Pacific ocean lapping nearby, the mountains, the trees – a walk on the Stanley Park seawall 🙂 Enjoy.
Great selection of pictures Fran – there’s no denying it’s a great season for nature. You’re confident that bear’s not going to eat you sometime?
I’m fairly confident that bear is not after us 🙂 Not so sure of getting any apples this year. In a battle of wills between bears and fruit trees, it is not often the tree that wins. With nature all around us here, it is truly a great season. Thanks for stopping by.