Mar 14 2013

Officially Spring on Gabriola Island

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There’s always something new to see on my walking circuit. Today it was early cherry blossoms, narcissus and crocuses, but best of all I was able to pick my first bag of nettles — soon to be streamed like spinach. And of course, Mara’s goats are always bleating for attention.

 

 

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Mar 02 2013

Harbinger of Spring #3

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early spring blossoms
early spring blossoms

In Nanaimo, the pink and white heather are already in bloom, as are the early¬†rhododendrons. Last weekend, I spotted these¬†spring blossoms in a friend’s garden in Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver, BC.

At this time time of year, I begin to crave spring greens. Ours have been eaten by our flock of pesky feral peacocks, but wild nettles will soon be ready for gathering, very very carefully, with rubber gloves!. See “Stinging What?”

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