Another wonderful visit with friends on Gabriola Island a while back. As the time gets closer to our move, the harder it is for me to imagine not seeing good friends as often as I’d like.

Lily insisted that this snake wanted to stay on her warm body. I’m not sure she was wrong…

Wasps made nests in the sides of these shelving units!

A variation of blooming broom. At least a variation we don’t see much here. It’s quite beautiful for a noxious weed. This piece was cut and ready for the fire.

Leif sleeping naked apart from a shirt in my down jacket. The kids were enjoying a view from the soon to be master bedroom of my friend’s house.


Beautiful, wise, organised obsessed, anal retentive, local growing foods and eating advocate, amazing cook (even under the most “interesting” of circumstances), part time evil step mother and dear dear friend I loath to leave behind when I move- Justine with me. I’m going to miss all that I could continue to learn from her. Thanks to Lily for the picture.

Water fight with one water gun. Ha. Leif doesn’t realise he has the upper hand and shouldn’t be the one running away.

The FIRST supper in the new and almost finished 700 square foot passive solar house.

Me with the man I love.

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4 Responses to Cut Broom in Bloom

  1. Vanessa says:

    looks like a lovely day. I am SO incredibly allergic to Scotch Broom and they have it planted EVERYWHERE here- it is drought tollerant so they have I-80 lined with it. makes me crazy. it can be pretty though…

    (what a cool house!)

  2. Sarah says:

    What lovely pics Annie. Good to see you on the other side of the lens too. The house there looks wonderful, I have very green eyes…can’t imagine ever being able to live my self build dream at this point. I’m really glad someone can though ;)

  3. I’m always amazed at how much time you get to spend on the island but it certainly looks like you enjoy the work and the company. I’m glad we got to meet your friends when we were out. It makes the new house photos make a lot more sense! It certainly looks like it’s coming along nicely.

    Yay for good friends. I hope you guys are able to keep in touch and that you get another visit in to pick up the trailer;)

  4. Annie says:

    Vanessa- They plant that stuff on purpose? The government has a program here to try and get rid of it along the highways and such. It’s such a problem choking out natural plants!

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