Sunday, May 17, 2015

Summer in a steep back yard

Orchard descending a staircase
watercolour + Photoshop™
©2015 Charlene Brown

This backyard clings to the mountainside at the head of the Howe Sound fjord. 

I took the pictures on which this painting is based about a week ago and the fruit and vegetables in the garden were not in fact as ready to pick as I have shown them. A little crop improvement seemed like the least I could do as I haven’t helped with this particular garden for several years...

Not since that great day when I planted some bulbs in the rock garden and discovered the rocks were not just decorative – they form most of the topsoil. Some of the bulbs were so shallowly ‘planted’ that the squirrels were able to re-purpose them almost immediately.