Summer and gardens – I’m not a great gardner by any means but I love to pull weeds, turn soil, add water, watch the plants grow up. The tiger lilies seem extra bright this summer and perhaps all the rain has brought them to full colour. Most evenings I spend a bit of time outside doing what Wendy calls “tinkering”.
I admit that I love being outdoors and that’s part of the enjoyment for sure, but seeing how the plants change and grow day by day is another part of it. Jason seems to have picked up my enjoyment of gardens – there is just something about the feel of the soil and the results of growing plants that I find quite soothing to my soul. These photos are off my Samsung Edge – great shots from a phone I think.
A few years ago – well quite a few – Wendy and I were driving across Saskatewan in the middle of winter. While it was cold – really cold – it was sunny. We were passing farm after farm that was deserted, left to rot in the elements. I decided to stop and take a few photos that testify to a once active home life with children, farm animals and a working family.
I enjoyed those days of travelling across the prairies and while the time to travel was sometimes a challenge in the midst of other challenges in the schedule it was fascinating to see other parts of Canada.
When CTV aired their first season of The Amazing Grace Canada I was amazed that everywhere the contestants went I had been at some point in the past few years.
What a wonderful country we live in. The geography is incredibly diverse. I hope you get to see more than your corner of it!