Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Clouds - in the Garden


Clipped, shaped and pruned 
 to look like 
 clouds.

Sawara cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa'
from Butchart Gardens


Monday, March 28, 2016

Point No Point


On the Juan de Fuca straight, mariners approaching 
from the west noted the land extending into the water.
However, when approaching from the east, there is
 no significant point of land.

So that is 
Point No Point.
Sooke, BC



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Eye Candy


Like a kid in a candy shop, 
discovering non-native beauties at the UBC Botanical Garden.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gentle Giants


Standing in the company of ancient giants.

Helliwell Park, 
Hornby Island, BC




Friday, March 25, 2016

Urban Wilderness

  

A man-made landfill is a habitat 
for hundreds of plants and birds today.

Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pink Blooms

Ting Lookout

Even the steady drizzle under a grey sky did nothing to blunt this sight 
at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

like a Baby Chick


The delicate downy hairs take my breath away. 
A sneak peek at the Pasque Flower or Easter flower 
emerging from a winter slumber...



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Moongate and Tunnel Access


UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research

The UBC Botanical Garden is made of two main gardens 
called North Garden and Asian Garden. 

The Moon Gate and Tunnel connect the two gardens.

A place for a Zen moment.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hello Sailor!

Inner Harbour, Juan de Fuca Strait

In truth -  I was attracted to the handsome row of yuccas
lining the boardwalk. No salty dogs in sight.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

It smells like rotting flesh -
sweet perfume to birds, butterflies and pollinators.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Snow Day


Untitled, 2014

Northern Ontario, Canada
Hand-embroidered on charcoal wool


Tuesday, March 1, 2016