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Road Trip – Finnerty Gardens – Trees

All photos take on September 20, 2021 in Finnerty Gardens, Victoria, B.C.

With 1,600 trees and shrubs in this garden, there is no shortage of tall trees and trees with character.

Trees ©

Tall towering trees

reaching high into the sky

left us feeling small.

one of the many tall conifers
peeling bark on this Arbutus had an unreal colour
more traditional colour for Arbutus bark
walking among giants
trees live in harmony with many other organisms
variety of colour and texture
these leaves were puffed up similar to those on a Chinese Lantern plant. Not sure what they were.
these cones do not look very big from this distance….
….but, are massive on closeup
a tangle of branches
dark needles against a bright sky
contorted branches

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.

17 thoughts on “Road Trip – Finnerty Gardens – Trees

    1. Thanks Leighton. I had forgotten how lush the growth can be in a temperate rainforest climate. It was at this point I realized how boring the prairies must seem to others. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend. Allan

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    1. Arbutus trees are so beautiful in the fall as they shed their bark. I love Tamaracks as well and they were gorgeous this year out at Bunchberry Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


      1. We have a few tamarcks here at the Forestry Farm Park and they are lovely. We talked about planting one but not sure about the needles and a lawn under it. I’ve enjoyed your series out there but it always makes me nostalgic for the weather a month ago!

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    1. Thanks Ann. It was tough getting shots of the higher trees in such a compact garden. The whole garden was fascinating. Thanks for reading. Hope your weekend is going well. Allan


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