My Morning Walk

I find I rarely leave the house for a walk without my camera. And today, although suddenly the weather has turned colder, I was determined to get some photos of the trees. This is, after all one of the reasons I moved here… trees in bloom in February and March.

My artist eyes like to see abstract compositions and this juxtaposition of the red new leaves in the hedge against the fine pink blossoms just caught me.

red-hedge

Only a few houses away I couldn’t resist the twisting black branches of this tree full of blossoms.

tree-in-bloom

The one thing about Victoria is that we are a garden city and even the traffic circles have landscaping! Don’t you just love it?

traffic-circle

I know that when I decide to turn to the right on my walk, I’m going to end up visiting the chickens. There is just no way I’ll miss them. The people here have such a collection of pretty chickens and I’m sure they have pretty eggs too.

chickens

The park next door on the way home presented a chance to get a close up of the blossoms, which I couldn’t resist.

blossom-cls-up

And finally, home again, to be reminded of my flea market find of last weekend. OK consider this the “before” photo. Eric thinks it’s ugly, but Bill and I sat on it in the church parking lot, where the sale was held. The swing has a great swinging movement and hey, it didn’t break. I’ve always wanted a garden swing. Plus the price was right…$8! Now I just have to decide what color to paint it. Oh decisions, decisions.

swing

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9 thoughts on “My Morning Walk

  1. Liisa says:

    Helen,
    I am envious of the spring blooms encountered along your journey. Though it won’t be long now for us. Your garden swing is wonderful, (what a find!) and I look forward to seeing it after you have painted it. I am in the process of gathering supplies for my mosaic stepping stones, and it has been great fun! I hope that they will turn out as lovely as the vision in my mind’s eye. 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Hi Liisa, You can be sure I don’t take these spring blooms for granted since I lived in Alberta for years which we used to describe as 8 months of winter and 4 months of bad sledding. I totally feel lucky with an early spring.

  3. mary-lou says:

    Like the close up shot of the cherry blossoms and how they fill up the frame, very nice!

    Look forward to seeing the bench painted too, and who said it has to be one colour? Helen’s technicolour garden swing perhaps…

  4. Marianne says:

    How soothing it will be to sit in the garden and gently swing while having a big think or just letting your mind relax. Many happy hours thus spent can only be good for you! Happy swinging!

  5. Helen says:

    Hi Jenn, Happy Birthday to you too! Hope you had a fun day too, I certainly did. That’s my new plan for this year, have fun everyday!

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