Wednesday, August 11, 2010

oasis in a busy urban metropolis

A week ago this past Sunday I was in Vancouver's West End and among the places that I visited was the Davie Village Community Garden. This is just a sampling of the photos I took. The top photo looks toward the downtown with a mix of flowers and plant in the foreground. The image below shows a planting of annuals and perennials. Spanish Lavender is in the middle and petunias at the bottom and the left-hand side of the photo.
Those are scarlet runner beans (in flower) above and the top of a hollyhock stock complete with beautiful pink flowers below.
I managed to capture a wasp on a white yarrow flower in one photo and a couple of honeybees on a sunflower below. There must be a hive somewhere!
The yellow sunflower is something that we're all familiar with (above). There were even bumblebees about such as on this Spanish Lavender flower. In this case it might even be two of them!
Sweet Peas are lovely (above) and below we have a close-up of one of the flowers. Its amazing what can be found with in a bustling metropolis, a kind of oasis in all the noise and haste of life! I hope you've enjoyed this small selection of images. Feel free to comment! - V

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