Finally a warm Spring day so I took advantage of the fine weather to take my annual Sechelt beach photograph. This is about 10 minutes from our home.
A live cedar growing inside an old growth cedar stump
Horsetails are considered living fossils as fossil remains have been found going back to the late Paleozoic forests. In those days the plant reached close to 100 feet tall which would have been a real problem in our garden. Our horsetail reach about 4 feet when mature. They used to be a real pain in our veggie patch but persistent weeding has won the day. They still persist in the damper areas of the yard and are a real treat to watch them go through their changes.
A wild berry shrub that is native to our area. The fruit resembles a small raspberry. Not a favourite of mine as the berry doesn’t have a lot of flavour, is on the dry side and tends to crumble. Very plentiful though and a sure sign of Spring. Also known as Red Cap or Cap Berry.