Saturday, 29 March 2008

Spring flowers are arriving daily! I went for breakfast with my friend Rita and then we took her two dogs for a walk along the quay. Here are some tulips that are similar to the original tulips when they were first introduced. I love how these English daisies seem to have developed an Afro with the moisture in the air. Did you notice the double centre on the one red and white blossom on the bottom?
The rhododendrons are blooming, I love their bud formations.
This is a blossom on the same plant, we had some snow yesterday and they would have looked lovely with the dusting.

The Muscari [Grape Hyacinths] are popping up all over the place!

I love the lovely lines the tulips have in their bud form. They look so graceful.
This group look like dad, mom and the children.

Several of the condos along the quay have water features, we have several duck families that come each year to nest. We have a pair that come to our pool to teach the young how to swim. At night you can hear them quacking and flying in to nest.

This is not our pair, but the picture below is the water feature of my condo. The little ducklings climb out of the pool and sun themselves on our brickwork around the pool on sunny days.

The cherry trees are bursting out in colour, and soon the maple will join the party. The heather is a soft purple and the St. John's Wort has been trimmed back, but the yellow blooms will be arriving soon.

1 comment:

Rhondi said...

Hi Sandi Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Asilomar was so great. I kept on wanting to pincc myself. I love the photos of spring in BC.
Rhondi xo