Yard pictures
2015

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Snow again!!! And we thought that we had a lot the week before. We haven't had this much at once for nearly two years. It was VERY wet and had turned to ice by morning.
(17:12:2015)

Snow!!! We were hoping to break a record for the longest time with no snow as it has been over a year since the last time.
(17:12:2015)

We purchased two new amaryllises this year. Both have already blossomed and they are spectacular.
First frost
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(28:11:2015)
Fall flowers
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(23:10:2015)
Fence repair
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(06:09:2015)
Rain collection barrel
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(06:09:2015)
Flowers in the yard September 6
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(06:09:2015)
The tomato crop. Total of ONLY 6 plants this year. But we have been eating gallons of cherry tomatoes. This is what was left after the last picking.

(24:08:2015)
Starts of a second raised garden bed. This time at the top of the hill, beside the garage where the "pot" garden used to be.

(24:08:2015)


Top soil finally added ready for fall garlic, and spring planting.
(23:10:2015)
Flag is flying again over the Carey house.

(20:08:2015)

(June 26)
More new flowers on June 26.
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More new flowers on June 10.
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(June 10)

(May 22)
New flowers on May 22.
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Gate sign and flowers on May 12.
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(May 12)

(April 6)
Potato garden! This space is on the west side of the house, and at the top of the hill. We would like to have a permanent raised bed here, but are very unsure of how things will grow. Not much direct sunlight because of the houses on each side and the large trees at the foot of the hill. Oh and they are only half full so we can 'hill' them later.
Flowers on April 6.
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(April 6)

(April 6)
House gets spring spruce up.
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The first clematis has started blooming already! These are fairly small blossoms - about 2 inches across - but on a (rare) sunny afternoon they look tropical.

(04:04:2015)
  First transplant of our tomato crop for the year. We grow our own so we can have the sort we like and know grow, not the things that the garden center figure they can sell.

(25:03:2015)
The tall flowering shrub beside our back deck is already in bloom. Allan says its name is "Frederica."

(23:03:2015)


This might look like an odd picture for yard stuff - BUT this is the last glass of the last bottle of 23 years of canning our own apple juice. 20+ some gallons a year, sterilized two litre wine jugs pasteurized and stored for up to one year to age. You should have seen the look on the face of the movers when we said we wanted to move the last two year supply from Kelowna.

(24:03:2015)
Something that hasn't happened in several years! The yard is so small that Allan purchased a mower and is cutting his own grass.

(17:03:2015)


More amaryllis. The pink one is a second stem on one of the plants that bloomed earlier.

(16:02:2015)
This wood pecker seems to really like that suet.

(15:02:2015)



We have several kinds of crocuses and some miniature irises blooming under the Rose of Sharon in the front yard.

And over on the lawn, every time the sun comes out the crocuses in the grass open their blossoms. This must be a record for early blossoms!

(14:02:2015)
In the dining room we have an azalea that was given to Sheila as a birthday/mother's day gift last year - which means that it bloomed in May.
It spent the summer and fall on our front porch and has been under lights in the basement all winter. The first buds appeared a couple of weeks ago.

(14:02:2015)


The first crop of Amaryllis of the year.
(26:01:2015)
A collection bucket on one of our broad leaf maples
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(26:01:2015)


Water droplets that formed on the Japanese Maple.
(06:01:2015)