It's not hard to take 250 photos while having fun on Whidbey Island on a sunny spring day.
On Tuesday afternoon, after we left Langley, we stopped at the Bayview Farm and Garden Center, because it was time for the golden shower of blooms. You'll see.
This nursery is a must stop on most of our trips to Whidbey Island. The displays are beautiful, the plants are choice, and the people are friendly.
And in May there is the Laburnum Tunnel!
We got out of there with only three plants, two for the cabin garden and one for home.
And then I still had time to lounge with some coffee and chocolate at the cabin, on the deck overlooking the garden.
And then I went for a walk on the beach and on the lagoon dike trail.
The wild roses on the dike are just starting to bloom.
Scotch bloom is an invasive non-native shrub that gives many people allergy attacks, but it sure is pretty. And the rare red/yellow ones are even more striking.
There are always bunnies on the trail.
This madrona has lived on the dike for a long time, weathering storms and salt water, and many carvers who have left their marks.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.