Sunday, September 13, 2015

Garden Visit

Sunday morning and in a little while we're heading to the ocean for a walk along the beach. It's our last day on the island visiting family. Yesterday we dedicated the day to garden touring and tea at Government House. Today we just have to set our face toward the salty sea breezes, our toes swiggling in some sand, and listening for gulls sss-calling over the water's edge as they swirl higher and higher on the thermals. Lorrie, I was really hoping for a chance to connect with you but it didn't work this trip -- next time for sure.

I wanted to post some pics from the Abkhazi Garden but I haven't learned the technique of easily downloading them from my phone to my ipad. It's such a lovely place to visit no matter the time of year. The showy seasons of spring and summer long gone now pave the way for softer, calmer poses of trees and shrubs still green but creating the ambiance for autumn colours. Patches of cyclamen are popping out in shady nooks all over the place.

Wishing you a beautiful day,


  1. It sounds like a perfect day! Happy Sunday hugs, Diane

  2. I hope you are lapping up these glorious sights and saving them for winter. Enjoy, Bren!

  3. Oh, a walk along the beach! One of my very favorite things to do. Enjoy Brenda!

  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend for you and your family!!

  5. You've had fantastic weather during your stay here. No worries, Brenda, family comes first, always. We'll connect sometimes. I hope your beach walk was invigorating.

  6. Such a lovely place to visit! I haven't seen these gardens, but I read a book by the original owner a few years ago. I'd love to see the gardens ... next visit maybe!

  7. lovely photo, i learned on my trip to alaska how to download photos to my ipad but you need a cord with a lightning connection on one end and a card reader on the other-then it's easy! lol...

  8. Good to hear that you are have a nice visit, Brenda. I'm a bit behind with my blog reading, somehow it is more difficult to make the adjustment to autumn this year and I'm behind on everything :-)

  9. Isn't Victoria so lovely? It's been a while since I've been there. Can you imagine it used to be a field trip at my children's school? We would drive to Anacortes (3 hours), then take the ferry across the Straight of Juan de Fuca, spend the day walking around Victoria, then head back, bone tired but very happy, with armloads of treasures. I've stayed at the Empress and had high tea, but I've not made it to Butchart Gardens yet. Next time.....Hope you had a lovely stay. Karen xo


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