Sunday, June 1, 2008

Snowflakes in June

Lacecap Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum)

Snow In June in The Garden Brae

Snowcapped Olympic Mountains

Snow in The Garden Brae June 1st!
Snow came in two forms today to The Garden Brae, but not the conventional ice crystals melt on your toungue way. This snow was refreshing nonetheless - it came in the form of a lace-capped viburnum with wintergreen leaves that had a hint of santa-suit-red in its veins.

Snow also came in the form of the snow-capped Olympic Mountain views across the ocean to our USA neighbours

This lace-capped viburnum is one of the existing plantings that thrives and goes well with the genius loci of the place - it's a keeper.

Lacecap Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum)
  • a deciduous medium-sized shrub
  • 8' to 10' tall with a wider width
  • fall colour and fruits attract birds

...and then the clouds came in and the mountains were gone.
Pacific West Coast Island living where sun and clouds go together


Daphne said...

Beautiful lacecaps and your view is fabulous.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Loved the pic of the snow-capped Olympics. We're not as close but we see them every morning while walking the dog. After 4 years of living here it still makes me stop in my tracks.

West Coast Island Gardener said...

Daphne - Thanks for visiting the Garden Brae and saying hello. As a kayaker and hiker and traveller you would have a great time here. We have a lot of kids with poi, too - some with fire poi.

Be seeing you at your blog.


West Coast Island Gardener said...

Weed Whackin' Wenches -
Gotta love that name. Thanks for dropping bye past the Olympics and accross the water to visit. You painted a lovely picture of walking the dog and admiring the mountains un jaded after all those years - you Curmudgeon softy you.

AmsterZanne said...

Wow, I'm not sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but it sure is beautiful, and I love your dog.