Benji and I are in the office. He’s paying attention to the crows out front.
They’re getting materials for nesting..
twigs and soft materials like this.
I watch the pair wishing them good luck.
I notice Benji has disappeared and then I hear some commotion from the closet.
I stifle a laugh.
“Benji what are you doing in there?”
“Almost got it Sue.”
“There! Perfect! Thanks for the new bag. It’s going to work great.”
“Sure Benji. I’ll just find another place to store my camera.”
~ Susanne and Benji
“When’s it gonna end, Sue?”
“What’s that Benji?”
“This confinement. It’s getting on my nerves.”
“It’s only been a week Benji. Besides. You’re not in quarantine.”
“But you are Sue. And it feels longer in cat years.”
“I suppose it does Benji. But it will be over soon. And we’ll have learned something in the meantime. And hopefully appreciate more all the freedoms we really have.”
“Okay Sue. Whatever you say.”
~ Susanne and Benji
At least virtually! It was a year ago that we went to see the daffodils in bloom in Skagit Valley, the first time ever, though I’ve lived in Washington my whole life!
We made the journey 60 miles north of Seattle to Roozengaarde, which according to their website, “was established in 1985 by the Roozen family and Washington Bulb Company Inc. The Roozen family business of growing Tulips, Daffodils and Irises is the largest in the world, covering Skagit Valley with more than 1000 acres of field blooms and 16 acres of greenhouses.”
During the last part of March the yellow beauties are on display while tulips are the stars of April.
It was wonderful traipsing through the fields – on the designated pathways of course –
and visiting the charming town of La Conner afterwards for lunch and shopping.
The virtual tour will have to do this year. The display gardens at Roozengaarde are closed as are all other nonessential businesses due to the nasty coronavirus.
We do our part to flatten the curve.
I’ve already posted the highlights from last month’s trip to Oahu – it seems like a lifetime ago!
But as we are all in need of armchair travel during these pandemic days I thought I’d share a few more pictures from Paradise, with more from Turtle Bay Resort.
Every morning the sun would pour through our window and I would enjoy this view of Kuilima Cove from our balcony.
We walked the undeveloped grounds and found many places to sit and reflect.
We even came across an historic pillbox from WW2 which made my husband happy.
And every night we gathered to watch the sun go down
and were mesmerized by this unique water feature which would occasionally blow up as a water spout.
Remembering the beauty of Oahu while sheltering in place.