Beautiful sweet peas, fleeting and timeless.
I grow the same variety every year.
My favourite for scent, for sight, for memory, for sharing.
A small sample of sakura sightings during after-work walks in the Douglas Park, Fairview, and Cambie Street neighbourhoods.
Yellow cheerfulness and charm on a rainy, grey March weekend.
One small pot of irises in bloom eases the pain of another snow storm.
A brief respite from this nasty winter, which returned with snow flurries the next morning.
"For those who find the winter a difficult season to get through, snowdrops in the green are a must in your garden. They are one of the very first things to emerge and one of the loveliest New Year vases to have at your bedside" (Sarah Raven).
I don't have snowdrops growing in my garden so I can't lift bulbs or cut flowering stalks to enjoy on a table indoors, but I can and do enjoy them just as much in neighbourhood gardens and in the wild.
The next group of photos were taken during a snowdrop seeking expedition on Little Mountain in Chilliwack, British Columbia in mid-February.
On a recent Sunday afternoon walk, we stopped and gathered fallen leaves under the red canopy of this gorgeous Japanese Maple — my favourite cultivar, which I've yet to identify, but know immediately by sight.
A rich, autumn palette