Sad winter damage

So…while we were away for February, wallowing in the sunshine, this 30′ blue spruce just b-e-n-t over slowly with the weight of the wet, wet, wet coastal snow. Amazing. This is a very hardy tree, surviving massive snowfalls and -30C in Ontario. Ah well…the chainsaw has been out and now there’s a lovely gap for something new. Dizzy with possibilities.

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Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing oasis...as chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and gorgeous...it is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

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