This week, we headed East to the city of Surrey, home of Darts Hill Garden Park. It seems that some time around 1920, newlyweds Francisca and Edwin Darts bought a wooded, sloped acreage, and proceeded with their own hands, to build their home and clear the land.
In 1994, still alive, but too aged to manage the garden's demands, the Darts donated it to the city of Surrey, for preservation, enhancement, and development of a horticultural center,
for the preservation, enhancement, and development of the unique plants, to be open and free to the public. Of course they do accept donations and volunteer work, and they do sell yearly memberships, starting at just $20, which buys you all sorts of garden perks.
Then we crossed the street onto the beach. Tide was out, so all you get to see in this selfie is a few tide pools, as backdrop to this contented couple, happy to be alive and to be serving here in British Columbia. The work is satisfying. The cause is just and true. The World needs it. We are blessed.