Apr 30, 2015

Spring garden favorites and Neah Bay, WA trip

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I had a marvelous trip to Neah Bay and the Cape Flattery Trail to the northwestern-most spot in the lower 48! Spectacular mild weather and few people. What a wonderful place to visit.
 #neahbay #capeflatterytrail

Startling rock formations on Neah Bay shore beaches, near Hoko Creek mouth.

Here also are a few favorite recent shots from around the spring 2015 garden and beyond.

Young #Chokecherry and lavender

Golden light in a Japanese garden fountain. Stunning!

Layers of red Japanese maple, trellised boysenberry, and Kwaanzan cherry

Colorful #Pieris

Brilliant #RoyalRaindrops crabapple

Peacful white #Camellia

Mar 2, 2015

Northwest Flower and Garden Show trip, Feb 2015

In Seattle I attended my first NWFGS. It was mind-blowing!!

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On entering the Seattle Conference Center, we were stunned by a 16 foot tall heart shape filled with succulents!

Getting closer. The love was REAL.

The succulents themselves were very happy and colonizing well. The colors were wonderful,

The buildings of Seattle along the way were a treat as always.

The show was spectacular, with great shopping.

Dec 5, 2014

VERY special dinner at "C'est si Bon" Restaurant, Port Angeles

Last night we had an exquisite dinner at C'est si Bon Restaurant in Port Angeles, WA. I have driven past it for many years and we finally stopped in. WHAT A TREAT!!!
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The food was spectacular and the holiday decor is breathtaking!

The prices are not cheap, so if that is a concern just have drinks and dessert. But definitely go!

Nov 8, 2014

Lake Crescent, WA visit

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Gorgeous sunset was such a treat

Fall leaves perfect for shuffling through

Late afternoon shadows; sun slanting beneath cloud deck

Hypnotizing lake water color and fall foliage along the Spruce Trail

Lake Cresecent Lodge serving guests well into the night.

Marymere Rooms at lakeside

Easy Rainforest trails

Patina of age on a mighty old-growth Cedar

Deep blue clear water

Huge maples along the lake

Lodge received a very high ecological award. Click to biggify.

Oct 11, 2014

Freaky for Fall, October 2014

Blueberry foliage

More blueberry foliage


Crape Myrtle

Korean dogwood and Burning Bush

Fireglow euphorbia

Fireglow euphorbia

Godetia, still chugging along!

Last Shasta daisy of 2014

Serbian peony foliage and "Bloodgood" Japanese maple in background

An amazing miniature pink rose from a garage sale. Has not ceased blooming since May!!

This year's dry summer has led to great fall colors. Click any image to view larger!

Closeup of sourwood panicles