The man on your right, was someone who expressed an interest in Art and showed me some of his photography; a native of BC, he spoke of the different perspectives and subjects that he chose to photograph. We began our journey north on the greyhound bus and I actually gave him my camera to take shots of the bay, when we had transferred over to the ferry. They do not compare to the UN-BEE-LEEV-ABLY excellent shots that he took while on Vancouver Island (working on renovations for Loblaws). This meeting was not unlike my train trip to Marimichi, along the St. Lawrence when I encountered another Artist/photographer from NSAIT. (on spring break).
The Rose Garden at the base of THE EMPRESS HOTEL appears to be waiting for a warmer spring to surface. I guess the watchword in spring is to wait. patience, no prying or prodding, as everything will bloom in it’s own good time.
Clearly the flowering bushes, (inset is Crabtree), the Daffodils and Rhododendrons, Begonias have all chosen to blossom. It is now April 30th, 2012 in Vancouver, BC.
I ask you what is it about the Rose Garden(Stephen’s favorite flower was the rose)) what is it about the ROSE, that is so special. Maybe I should google “IT”.
The PEONY means most beautiful. and the BLEEDING HEART bleeds 0n.(the dripping,, cascading downward movement of this plant is not unlike the dripping paint on a canvas..representing passion;).
AN INTERESTING FACT:: Scottish Botanist, Archibald Menzies discovered Dicentra Formosa at Nootka Sound in 1792, while serving on the H.M.S. Discovery with Captain George Vancouver.
Just for fun: there are: BURNING HEARTS, CANDY HEARTS, SNOWDRIFT FRINGED HEARTS , SPRING MAGIC,HEARTS, SNOWFLAKE HEARTS, , IVORY HEARTS, KING OF HEARTS , AND RED FOUNTAIN BLEEDING HEARTS.
And I still wonder about the Rose Garden. I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
Blogging, for me, is an ongoing trail and error experience.; if you look upward, you will witness the wonders of wind. This young girl was loving being literally gale-like pushed, when at the helm.(I could hardly take this photo, and momentarily wondered about dropping my camera).
You will only view a slice of the beauty of this land,.