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Vineyard Lunch

Today was a holiday Monday, so M and I did a little vineyard exploration and found a lovely winery restaurant and a good bottle of wine.

This was the view from the winery restaurant deck.

Lunch was delicious, the view was fantastic and we were rewarded with a gaggle of wild roses (also known as sweet briar roses) as we left the grounds. It was a good day.

Very pale pink.
Princess pink wild rose.

It had just rained, and the scent from these roses was heavenly.

Happy Tuesday.

Late Spring Rhododendrons

On yesterday’s walk I saw many rhododendrons. They have almost finished their lifespan, but are still impressively beautiful.

The classic pink rhodos.
So frilly and pretty. A spring gift.
The white rhodos (also known as western azaleas; they are a rhodo sub-species) have a mildly sweet scent.

Happy long weekend Monday.

Blooming Everywhere!

I am at home in British Columbia where everything is a-bloom.

Common viburnum.
Rue or Basket of Gold
This rue was being used as a ground cover, but it’s beautiful in a hanging pot, too.
Viburnum opulus. This is a sub-species of the plant in the first picture, but it has been hybridized to produce these rich, dense blooms.

Isn’t spring great? Happy Saturday.