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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

ABC Wednesday - G is for Garden

Sorry to be so late in posting for ABC Wednesday but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the days lately. I have several new students that I tutor and by the time I teach all of them for an hour each and fill in my information sheets for what we did, I've already put in 150% time for each and every one.
However, while I've been doing my work, my sweetie has discovered my garden and has been having a blast figuring out how to improve it. Spring has not yet sprung here, and we hear there might even be another blast of snow on the weekend. But that hasn't stopped my sweetie as he's already raked up the garden and the lawn and put all the garbage in bags. And he's started to spread bark mulch in some areas. There is a lot to do still, but he's in his glory! Here are a few photos of my garden - before the work began. Hopefully, I'll be able to show you the after shots in a few months.
The side garden, all raked and ready to have the bark mulch put down.

My weeping birch looks a very strange greyish colour right now.

The back garden along the fence is looking pretty scraggy right now.

This is right beside the patio and shows the part along the back of the house.

Finally, the front is looking pretty sparce except for the brilliant purple heather.


Mickle in NZ said...

What perfect timing to have rediscovered L. He is indeed a Sweetie for working in your garden.

The heather looks so pretty against your front wall.

Great to learn you're back into the swing of tutoring, it seems very rewarding.

Care and huggles, Michelle in Wellington

peppylady said...

I can't wait until I get to play in the dirt again.

Coffee is on.

antigoni said...

He did great job, i'm sure. You have a beautiful garden. I want to see it full of flowers and colours.
In my blog there is an award waiting for you. You really deserve it. Congratulations.

Maggie May said...

Had a lovely time visiting your garden. I loved the way the light shone through the lattice work on the top of the fence and made shadows on the ground.
Isn't it good that Spring is on its way?

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh yes, the joy of the early spring pottering in the garden. I was all sorted to have a go yesterdy but in the space of an hour the temp had dropped. Roll on Easter hols, my nephew is coming round for a few days he loves working in the garden!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are getting back to normal - Glad about that.

sally in norfolk said...

your garden already looks beautiful comared to mine.... famcey sending your sweetie over to visit me :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You have a lovely garden, Leslie and now you have Mr Sweetie to do the gardening! What a treasure. Do show us the results when they are ready.

nancygrayce said...

What a great sweetie! Your yard already looks good to me!

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't wait to see everything ready for Spring! It is going to be BEAUTIFUL! : ).

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Heeeh Leslie,
Its so good to see your blog again and your excuses are acceped I was last week even without internet (distubing of provider) But I like to see you view of the Garden, How are you and you back doing?

Greetings and take care,

My G is here, JoAnn /Holland

Cath said...

Well it's not looking too bad from where I'm standing!

Great shots.