All photos taken July 7, 2021 in my yard.

Raindrops on Hostas

Sod Webworm webs on my lawn

Mock orange petals on the ground and in the bird bath, Hopi bell on Amur cherry and my garden progress.

My Delphiniums

Petunias, Lamb’s Ear and Begonia

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “Yardscape

    1. Thanks. Now there is new colour to my lawn and garden as the leaves drop. The sod webworms if left will eventually damage the root of the grass. I am going to have to deal with them next year. Thanks for reading. Happy Friday. Allan

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  1. I am glad to see you have Hosta plants in your wonderful backyard garden, Alla. 🙂 I was lucky enough to spend a good chunk of my childhood in my mums beautifully and lovingly landscaped garden with hand-built stone borders and slate paths that were shaded by different varieties of hosta. I still to this day adore their heart-shaped leaves, and if I had to choose which ones to plant in my own garden, I would most likely go with the First Frost 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Friday 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Hostas are the best. They do well in shade, which my yard has plenty of. Would love to see a photo of your Mum’s garden. I find the European gardens are so much better laid out than ours. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan


    1. Thanks Blanca. It has take me 30 years to get it like that. When I first started, the trees and beds were small, so we had lots of room for the kids to play. Thanks for reading. Hope you are doing well. Allan

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