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Beltane Garden Tour…

The garden here on our cliff has seemed exuberant this spring! However, it may also simply be that I have been more interested in looking at them through my new camera’s lens, with renewed photographer’s eyes… At any rate, that combination has allowed me to find joy I want to share.

While some of these shots date back a month or so, this is representative as a Beltane [or May Day] tour…


Stephen’s lawn is one of his prides, & it shows, especially when he’s mown it, which he approaches as a meditation…


Here is a view from the bedroom three floors above the Star Magnolia, showing our proximity to the Puget Sound… For more than a month this tree’s bouquet has been the garden Prima Donna


The star quality only increases in a close-up…


Each spring an early yellow Keria must soon vie with a red-red rhododendron, making one of my favorite combinations. Then both are literally overshaded by an umbrella of white wild cherry blossoms… before it becomes a faux snow-storm of petals.


Another magenta magnolia down the slope vibrates with a distant lilac…


Below that is a wild-ish spot I’m just beginning to develope, right on the edge above our bulkhead, It boasts a Ceanothus, which has a color I especially love with its neighboring bronze fennel & a golden bamboo.


On the north we have beds of contrasting Ajuga & a yellow groundcover which bump the impact of these black tulips…

These tulips enjoy the long view to the East…

All bells & writings by Gordon R. Barnett
GRB BELLS
gordon@grbbells.com
VASHON, WA 98070
206-567-0557