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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Island Gardening

Because we plan our activities according to the weather forecast these days, we scheduled Thursday, St Patrick's Day, as the time to make a day trip to the cabin on Whidbey Island to get the garden there cleaned up.
 We were up early and joined the slow moving traffic getting through the city. We arrived at the ferry dock at 9:30, just as our boat was coming in. As you can see, it was a beautiful day, just as was predicted. 
 We had a lot of cleaning up to do in the yard, and a ton of weeding. We worked together for over four hours, with a break for lunch. The results were worth it. 
 We won't wait so long for our next visit. We'll spend a night at the cabin when we go to the Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley. The tulips are already beginning to bloom in the bulb fields there. 
It was very quiet at the beach today.
Not much wildlife; just this bunny. 
We had a rest after the work was done, and visited the Bayview Garden Center  before going out to eat on the island. Then we rode the ferry back to the mainland as the sun was setting. 
It was a good day's work on a very good day. 

19 comments:

  1. It was definitely a good day's work. I'll be looking forward to seeing your photos of the Skagit Valley tulips. Sighhhhh....

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  2. It certainly looked like a beautiful day and well worth the hard work, a great garden.

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  3. Well done! You tend two gardens while I have all I can do to tend one.

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  4. Looks good. Of course the bunny was there to check out what was on offer at the buffet. Why can't they eat weeds and leave the plants we pay for alone??

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  5. It is wonderful that the two of you work together so well. I'm hoping in June to maybe get a day trip to the coast but time will tell. These tulips should have given you a smile.

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  6. Very nice to spruce things up, Linda.

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  7. yOU MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON YOUR YARD OUT THERE. IT's HArD TO KEEP UP AS ALL THE BADDIES TEND TO BE VERY COMPETITIVE.

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  8. Four hours in a garden is like 8 hours at any other task. You two really impress me with your stamina. I am still nursing sore gardening muscles after only 2 hours a day.

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  9. You have a lovely place on Whidbey Island and a nice yard. Is the red cabin on Rockaway Beach also yours? I see the picture of it but you don't mention it.

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    1. The Whidbey Island cabin is jointly owned by Tom's family and the Rockaway cabin is jointly owned by my family. We are very fortunate that the generation before ours provided such a legacy.

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    2. Oh, thanks for clarifying. You are indeed fortunate.

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  10. sounds just lovely especially the sunshine!

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  11. Such a lovely place. I saw the first pictures of the tulips on Facebook today. And at 9:30 tonight we have the vernal equinox! Yay! :-)

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  12. Pretty tulips, and the gardens look good to me!

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  13. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful house. Lucky you.

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  14. I miss going to Whidbey. Always fun to take the ferry or drive around---closer for us than you. You did a lot of work at the cabin.
    We went to visit the Tulips yesterday but saw none. Tulip town has blooms but I just like driving around and looking at the fields. Only 6 fields this year so one has to visit Tulip town or Roozengard. worth it anyway. Daffodils galore though. I think I read there are 13 Daffy fields.
    MB

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  15. Lovely beach weather this past week. Your yards are gorgeous!

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  16. Such an idyllic setting in which to garden! You keep busy in the best places!

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