Last month I was blessed to be able to see my sister and her boys on the beautiful Whidbey Island of Washington. I hope I was able to be a blessing to my sister while she was missing her husband, who was commercial fishing in the Bering Sea of Alaska.
I am still savoring the memories I made and relishing in the love of/for my sister.
|Driving around with my beautiful sister. I haven't quite got the hang of taking selfies. I can't figure out how to get rid of my chins!|
|We drove a bit through the town of Oak Harbor so I could catch a glimpse of houses. We spotted this wonderful garden in place of lawn.|
|Everything was planted here. In the center of this photo is Asparagus that has gone to seed. I love the way the fruit trees have been trained to follow along the fence.|
|Having coffee with Eli|
|At the beach, wild roses in abundance.|
|Beautiful Eli and her loyal Charlie|
|the beach and the water is the Straights of Juan de Fuca|
|At the Thursday farmers market lettuce is $3.50 a bag and spinach $4.50 for a 1/2 pound bag. Isn't this just the cutest display with the antique table cloths and everything so neatly ordered?|
|Celebrating Eli's birthday with Italian food. I had baked ziti. Austin's girl Elena is a sweetie. Blake hates having pictures taken BTW.|
|Down in another little town on Friday so I can purchase souvenirs for my men back home. See the mountain peeking in at us in the background? Mt. Baker|
|Friday night Eli treated me to a local play. The production of South Pacific.|
|I heard "Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair" "Bali Hai" "Some Enchanted Evening" and my favorite "Happy Talk" and others in their entirety.|
|This is how Eli and Charlie spent our rainy day. Notice how she covered him up just so?|
|And he isn't complaining!|
|I also made my Dad's favorite, Beth's Potato Salad. The crock pot contains baked beans. My Dad loved them all.|
|a cuttie at church|
|After we came home from church Eli took me for a walk through the neighborhood. We went about 3 miles and I took pictures of berries. . .|
|and cedar tree berries|
|Eli gave me old bread to feed her chickens. I think this is Pearl. Yes, all 5 chickens are named :-)|
|Only four chickens are pictured here. The 5th one was broody so she choose to sit on a nest. If I lifted the door of the nest box, she presented me with her fluffy backside and I was able to pet her. . .several times.|
That is enough for one post. everyone will be tired of me and my posts. Finally something interesting to write about. Next post, Friday Harbor!!