Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Beauty

There's no place more beautiful than western Washington in the summertime. The spring blossoms are gone, but there's the later flowers to keep our interest. The skies are blue (at least for a few days), the water in the bays sparkle and Mount Baker with its snow cap is awesome.  Here are a few of my photos taken from Fidalgo Island.  

Dock at Sunset Beach in Washington Park on the northwest side of the island.  I caught this shot just as the sun had gone down and children were fishing from the dock.

Kayak reflection.  I love taking photos of reflections, both water and window.  This is the perfect location for that.

Purse seiner headed for best fishing grounds.  Commercial fishing is a big industry here, both in local waters and Alaska.  

Old boat house on Guemes Island across the Guemes Channel 
north of Fidalgo Island.

Lady of the Sea statue at Seafarers' Park on the east side of Fidalgo Island overlooking the bay.  There is also a monument there honoring all the Anacortes commercial fishermen who have died in fishing accidents.

Every summerneeds 
a sunflower!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Forecast - Warm and Sunny

It was 86 degrees today in sunny Anacortes!  Every warm, dry day we get is fully appreciated.  We had an unusually wet, cold spring.  Hubby is picking ripe strawberries from his patch (I say 'his' because I have nothing to do with the vegetable garden, fruit trees or the berry vines).  He even brought in three ripe blueberries.  YUM!  Wanting long as he picks them.  

I haven't had much ambition since my three surgeries during the last eighteen months, so my flower pots are sitting empty.  I really want to hit the sales this weekend and get a few planted.  One of the nurseries near us is having a 40% off sale on some small perennials and annuals.  Good time to stock up.  

DH (dear hubby) went on a long motorcycle ride today with some of his buddies.  It's amazing what he can do at 81 years of age with congestive heart failure and three months after his sixth heart attack.  I figure when he dies he'll die on the golf course or on his motorcycle.  I have to admire him for not sitting here in his chair day after day like some men do when they develop health problems.

Enjoy the summer wherever you are.  I know some of you would nearly kill for some of our spring rain.