Tag Archives: Gardens

Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. These gardens, which were originally the site of a large quarry, receive over a million visitors each year and have been designated as a national historic site.

My nephew has worked amid these gorgeous gardens for many years, and he occasionally sends me a photo or two.

Photo courtesy of Antoine De Gagne

Happy Friday, happy weekend!

Rose Brave

During my last trip home to the Okanagan I found a number of roses still bravely blooming in Penticton’s public rose garden. It was very overcast with occasional misty rain and a very sharp wind.

November 4, 2021

Some were faring better than others, but I was surprised at how resilient they were.

Given how hard-hit British Columbia has been by heat waves, forest fires, floods and landslides, all in less than five months, we may all need to become much more resilient than we have been.