MOMENTS IN A WOODLAND GARDEN
in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Why share photos inferior in composition and quality to thousands already
on the web? Why photos from a garden tended less than it could be? A
good answer is from Bess Truman, wife of the US President. One spring
when they lived in Washington, she reached her limit of politics and
decided to return home to Independence, Missouri. "Harry, I need
to see dogwoods bloom," she said. "Not just any dogwoods.
I need to see my dogwoods bloom." Fact is, no two gardens
are alike. Each is an extension of the gardener. We share moments from
our garden with gratitude to all who share moments in theirs.
As of September 2006, this webpage is only beginning to
be composed. For now, join us in appreciating just two of our trees.
We planted each of them in April, 1990, and each of them has bloomed
for the first time in August, 2006. Immediately below is the American
Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana). Below it is the Chinese Scholar
Tree (Sophora japonica), for which my wife and I — being
scholars by trade — feel special affinity and fondness.