Tag: Washington State

Let’s Go Visit the Daffodils!

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…

Social Distancing on the Green River

During these times of social distancing I’m thankful to have access to so many beautiful places nearby; and as long as we are allowed to visit our state and national parks we will continue to do so. So yesterday we drove south to Kanaskat…

The Beautiful Rhododendron! Washington’s State Flower

We tend to take for granted what we have in abundance, and in Washington the rhododendron is abundant- not to mention hard to spell. 😉 And it brings back memories too.  Of traveling to grandma’s house and counting the rhodies we saw in the…

Finding Red in Washington

Who doesn’t love red?  Not me.  So I went looking through my archives and came up with lots of red from travels in my home state, ‘the other Washington.’ SEATTLE I saw this one day as I was walking to the Sculpture Park downtown…

The Snag and the Owl

Among the evergreen trees surrounding our home is a Western Hemlock that appeared to be dying.  We asked an arborist to come and remove it and he was willing to take it down, but encouraged us to leave a ‘snag’ for wildlife. If we…

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in…

Over Seattle

You didn’t really think I could stay away till 2020 did you? Me neither. After a wonderful week in Southern California we headed back to Seattle yesterday. Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier were beautiful on approach but I was most impressed by the aerial…

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