Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Home Grown Rose

While we lived in Quebec, Gate would bring me the seeds of roses he had found in his travels.  I planted them in my coldframe and waited. . . . and waited. . . . then waited some more.  After a couple of rounds of the seasons some of the seeds sprouted.  Since I never had any idea of the parentage of any of the seeds it was a complete mystery as to what I would get from them.  I potted up the seedlings and waited. . . . and waited. . . . then waited some more.  Then we moved and I carried the potted roses with me to Manitoba and set the pots in the ground and waited.  And this afternoon I was puttering in the garden and Lo!  A tiny rose bush, just a few inches tall, had produced a couple of flowers.  You can see how small the whole thing is compared to a 500 ml water bottle.  If  I do say so myself, I'm quite proud and a bit puffed up about it. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

The newest member of our family

Intoducing Phantom, the newest member of our family.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Friday, December 2, 2011

Ground level

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Reflections 2

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beside the drop

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mountain road