Sunshine, heat and Spring rains have all contributed to a happy garden. The new black violets above are perfectly pouty. I adore them!
My very favourite thing about lady's mantle is the way it cradles water droplets and makes them look like gems.
The columbine below is about to open any minute...
I'm so in love with this massive tuft of chives I have. I can never use them all though. I carve out a hunk every year to gift to someone and they just keep expanding.
The peas will bloom very soon. And then, those sweet little pods will appear!
My new garden friend. Look closely - although it looks, from this angle, like he has huge ears - it is actually his wings that are the ribbed stone in the background.
The clouds this week have made for some nice pictures of the valley. There are two lakes in this shot. The one beneath the trees and another one that is showing just a sliver beneath the dark hill in the background. The strip of land between the two lakes is home to one of our valley's cities.
There are 300-400 "countable" lakes in British Columbia, but the number of small lakes and waterways in our province are too numerous to catalogue. We have so many lakes in the valley that you cannot travel far without passing one. I never get tired of looking at them.
"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." John Lubbock