Welcome to our garden!
2468. Upper lawn
2477. Garden shed (built by Ted)
0014. Ravine from upper lawn
1934. Corner of heather bed, with volunteer California poppies in the foreground.
2401. Steps to upper lawn
1888. Steps to upper lawn
2784. Path around heather bed
2915. Fairy door
2426. Path to chapel
0309. Pathway above ravine
3658. Seat above ravine
2427. View of chapel
The north-facing downward slope provided many opportunities for steps to
different levels and terracing.
0235. Moss path below chapel
1865. Moss path below chapel
1895. Moss path below chapel
2793. Path along ravine
0003. Tree on edge of ravine
0021. View from lower path
1879. View from below chapel
2886. Bluebells alongside moss path
2886. Bluebells alongside moss path
1834. Bluebells, north side
1875. Bluebells and tulips, north side
0007. Path in lower ravine
Area below the house, overlooking the Fraser River towards Coquitlam.
Immediately below our property are the (noisy!) CN rail yards and (noisy!) Highway 17
1845. Main path from pergola
0103. Main path as seen from circle lawn
1590. Main path looking east
1589. Circle lawn looking south
2794. Beastie alongside path
1586. Path below sundeck
0112. Path below main pergola
2957. Main pergola
2715. Rustic seat
0277. Pathway and steps
5102. Late evening sun in the fall.
0025. Main path from circle lawn to pergola
4863. Main path leading down to circle lawn
4863. Circle lawn, looking south
4992. Path to pergola
4404. Mimosa tree in flower
3174. Shed for garden tools
4411. Path leading to toolshed
4431. Steps below ginkgo tree
0268. Steps leading up to house from circle lawn
Clad with rough cedar made from telephone pole offcuts. Roof shakes were cut
from an old-growth cedar tree that had been blown down in a windstorm.
4429. Chapel frontage
2980. Chapel frontage
0273. Chapel frontage, north side. Ted built the entire structure
1897. Path leading away from chapel
1899. Path leading away from chapel
2442. Chapel from path
2763. Angel on chapel
0019. Chapel interior. Ted made all the window-frames
0020. Interior. Walls made from old fence-boards, donated by Ted's brother
2815. View from inside chapel.
0044. View of steps from inside chapel (back window)
0053. Chapel, west side
Built by Ted. The decorative brackets on the posts were
lugwork on Hetchins bicycle frames.
4389. The weathervane on top was picked up from the side of the road.
0095. Archway entry to circle lawn.
0135. Circle lawn looking east.
0136. Circle lawn looking east.
4389. View from inside gazebo, looking east toward chapel
4399. View from inside gazebo, looking toward house
4400. View from inside gazebo, looking south. Semicircular fence at right screens lawn from west
To the west of our property is undeveloped bush. A line of tall fir, spruce,
cedar and poplar trees define the property line.
0294. Garden shed beneath magnolia
2981. View west from toolshed
2791. Rock retaining walls, west side
2983. View west from toolshed
4356. Tractor path along west side
0116. Arch leading to circular lawn
4454. View facing north
3664. Evening sunset, west side
2952. Curving concrete path
A side-path leading from the front of the house takes a curving route
to a door on the west side.
0333. Head of curving pathway
0335. Curving pathway
0329. Looking east on curving path
0328. Curving path
2786. Butterfly on flowers
1824. Front gate
All the rocks used in making the steps and terraces in our garden were collected
from the bottom of neighbouring ravines, where they had been bulldozed
by farmers in days gone by.
Rocks of varying sizes all lined up and ready to go.
Dragging it uphill. Long chains and steel cable are needed to reach distant anchor points.
Creating steps, utilizing the flat surfaces naturally occurring on some rocks.
Adjusting flat-surfaced rocks to form steps down to circle lawn.
A lineup of bad boys waiting to be placed in position.
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