Lovely, fragrant Daphne does well in the dry garden but it is poisonous.
White-flowered Carpenteria is spectacular in the spring. The only downside is that it doesn't shed dead leaves readily.
Sages plants are useful for dry gardens:
The red flowered plant on the right is Hot Lips Sage
Culinary Sage flowers very attractively in the spring.
On Sunday, the Gardener picked kumquats from this tree
and turned them into marmalade
The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel was built for the millenium. It is a truly astonishing sight and raises a boat from one canal to another, using only enough power to boil eight kettles of water.
In December the Gardener and I took a trip to Morocco. Staying in the Ourika Valley was one of many highlights.
Our hotel had its own vegetable garden:
and its own donkey:
The Perseverance Mine Trail follows the course of Alaska's first road.
The Gardener and I ate a picnic lunch on this bridge.
We could see the Last Chance Mine from the trail
We disembarked at Ketchikan, visited the supermarket to pick up a few odds and ends, and then returned to the M/V Columbia to eat an excellent breakfast in the ship's restaurant.
The ferry also stopped at Wrangell
Sailing on to Juneau
British Columbia Coast
We sailed up the beautiful, sparsley populated, British Columbia Coast.