My Wild Garden


The joy of a new camera is a new perceptive. Here are some shots of my wild garden.

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There is an underground spring winding it’s way though the back yard.  Too wet to plant a garden and the grass is always green all summer long. 


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The view from my back garden speckled with sparrows in queue for a morning bit. 

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The critters sharing the sun but not the chair in the back patio.  The patio is a foundling that was covered with an inch of turf when we moved in. 

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Spiders are plentiful here.  We use no pesticides nor blanket herbicides. They can rebuild the web in less than an hour. 


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The deer freely use my neighbors yard as a dinner table.  It works for them as the fawns are growing.


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Gentiel the cat and fulfilling her (unbeknowest to her) bucket list of camping on the west coast

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I needed some time to disconnect and relax. A vacation was required after a long and busy tax season!

Gentile has only been with us for a short time and only now just letting us get close to her.  She came to live with us after her long time (13 years)  care giver died.  Just before her care giver died, Gentile, went from place to place and lived a very unsettled time.  So to leave her alone was not an option! To take her someplace else for our trip would be too much a reminder of when she lost her care giver so the only option left was to take her with us.Camping 2013 018

So we packed up the gear, the food, Loki (the dog who lives up to her name), Gentile and headed for a little lake outside of Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island named Fairy Lake.

She wasn’t too happy with the car ride at first – too many vet visits in the years gone by – but the quilted bag allowed her to settle with ease on my lap. 

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Once we were unpacked and somewhat settled, we put her on a long leash and she would wonder the site following the sun!

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Gentile and Loki enjoyed relaxing in the sun – Gentile even let Loki get very close as long as Loki was still!

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As much as she enjoyed laying in the sun whenever possible she was very happy to get home and curl up on my desk.Camping 2013 005

My partner and I were happy to accommodate the bucket list of Gentile even though she did not yet know that it was an experience that she wanted and would love.