Sunday, July 19, 2009

Grandma's Hydrangeas

Whenever I see these beautiful blue hydrangeas blooming in my yard I think of my grandma. She had some hydrangeas by her front door and as a little girl I just loved them. I always thought they were so pretty.

Well there is a story that goes with these hydrangeas. When Jason and I bought our first house in Castlegar, we like all others starting out, did not have a lot of disposable income. I wanted to add some flower gardens around the yard. Of course that can be expensive. My grandma started quite a few hydrangea plants for me from hers. I planted them all over and always loved them. When we moved back to Port Alberni, I was sad to leave our house. Yes it did have its problems but many great memories there. I really hated leaving my hydrangeas, they meant so much to me, because my grandma had passed away a few years before us moving back, and these hydrangeas were a part of her that I had. I had a wonderful neighbor, named Robyn, who knew how much I loved these plants, that she took it upon herself to go ask the new owners if she could just take a piece of the plant (I didn't know she did this). One day on one of our visits to Castlegar, Robyn gave me this plant. I couldn't believe it, how thoughtful of her. Now this beautiful plant is blooming in my yard in Port Alberni. It has come full circle, like me. I still miss my grandma but she will always be with me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Busy Bee

Thursday, July 16, 2009


No matter many times I hear these beauties I always stop to watch them.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Time to Sell this

Jason doesn't really want to but it is time to sell this. Realistically he doesn't ride it enough to make it worth insuring it. He does want another one someday though.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009