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Jun 14, 2010 9:38 PM CST
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Just got back late last night after being gone for almost 3 weeks. (way too long during peak bloom time!!)
Visited the grand kids for a couple of days in No. Calif. first before heading north to visit family in British Columbia.
This is my in-laws rose covered entry into their vegetable garden.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:38 PM CST
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I believe the rose is Royal Sunset.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:39 PM CST
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What do you think, Royal Sunset?

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Jun 14, 2010 9:41 PM CST
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This is the clematis they have growing with it, fabulous combination if you ask me! Any ideas who this is?

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Jun 14, 2010 9:43 PM CST
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They live on a steep hillside and the vegetable garden is on the lower section of the lot next to the street. That's the ocean in the background, they face Vancouver Island.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:44 PM CST
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Shooting up from the street, hubby and his dad were replacing the 30+ year old deck, you can see the remaining posts under the center dining room windows.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:46 PM CST
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Every day I took the puppers out for a walk, sometimes twice a day. I often grabbed my camera to take pictures of the flora & fauna. A wild rose.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:52 PM CST
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One morning, as the garbage truck was making the rounds, the driver stopped to tell me that I may not want to go down one road as he just scared off a bear. Yep, that's not the direction I would want to be going that day, my little Yorkie Kasey would have a fit and want to go off chasing it if she saw it, never mind that she's the perfect snack size! The week before that same bear climbed a tree next to a house and drank the hummingbird nectar out of the feeder next to the second story window, owner got a great picture of it from that window, which got posted in their local paper.
Several times while scampering around among the rocks and drift wood on the beach, I almost stepped on a snake. Eeek, just harmless garden variety snakes but scared me every time. This one I spotted along the road just as the puppers approached, it was so still they never spotted it.

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Jun 14, 2010 9:53 PM CST
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Buttercups along the road

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Jun 14, 2010 9:54 PM CST
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Pretty iris in mother-in-laws garden, backed by yellow species daylilies, one of my favorite color combos!

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Jun 14, 2010 9:56 PM CST
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She had lots of Centaurea montana

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Jun 14, 2010 9:57 PM CST
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And this large fuchsia plant with pretty tiny dancing blooms

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Jun 14, 2010 9:58 PM CST
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Another huge clematis on the other end of the vegie garden. Any ideas which one?

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Jun 14, 2010 10:02 PM CST
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Hubby brought up a 17 lb prime rib roast. he cooked it over at his sister's house in their outdoor pit, complete with motorized turning spit. Best prime rib ever!!

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Jun 14, 2010 10:04 PM CST
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By the way, this is their view, taken last Aug. Sick huh?!

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Jun 14, 2010 10:09 PM CST
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So this is the gate to their vegie garden. Check out my Kasey, racing at full gallop! Boy did she love that, we just had to watch for eagles. Had a bit of a scare back at the in-laws, there were 3 eagles in the trees across the street and I had to take them out on a leash each time after hearing a loud screech and seeing one take off our direction one morning. I ran and grabbed one dog while yelling at the other to get back inside.
This gate and the surrounding fence is to keep out the deer, elk and bears. Blinking

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Jun 14, 2010 10:13 PM CST
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Here's a closer shot of the fencing, they have old garden tools entwined on it.

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Jun 14, 2010 10:14 PM CST
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I always enjoy walking around to see what's blooming.

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Jun 14, 2010 10:16 PM CST
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a view of the back of the house

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Jun 14, 2010 10:16 PM CST
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Beautiful locale, great pictures, Thanks!
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