Sunday, July 19, 2009

secret garden

secret garden, originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.

when I was probably 3 or 4 years old, my parents lived around Fraser and 21st in Vancouver, in one of those little houses typically rented by immigrant families. I still have dim memories of that house, and the way the back porch gave out onto a little garden that in turn led into a back alley, covered with vines and morning glory.

I am sure that the house my sisters now share in roughly the same area does not really resemble that house from my distant childhood (now torn down and replaced with one of those infamous Monster Houses), yet visiting them gave me a strange feeling of flashback and nostalgia, a sense of green and shade and quiet in the heart of the city.


Michele said...

fabulous photo. and i like your musings about memories of houses and gardens. hope you had a good time there.

T said...

Oooh, I like the person adventuring into the cave of plants!

Reminds me of the seceret garden.