Neil's first fathers' day as a father was in June 1997. Adam was almost 6 months old and we were living in Ladner. Our garden was new and I searched for a background in our yard to take the classic father and son photo to capture the day. The only flower blooming and with any height was my new jackmanii clematis. I still remember Neil holding up Adam in that corner of our garden and taking the photo.
And since that day, whenever my jackmanii blooms (it was one of the first plants I planted at the house we are in now), I think of that very first fathers' day we celebrated as a family.