Thursday, May 16, 2013

More Whidbey Photos

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.


  1. A beautiful sight for sore eyes!

  2. It looks like it was a wonderful day, Linda. And your pictures brought me right along with you! I remember the laburnum tunnel from last year, and it was like seeing an old friend. Thank you for explaining to me what those marks are on those old trees! I had no idea, but it makes sense. :-)

  3. This is an impressive post. You gave a first class tour of a very beautiful area.

  4. What a lovely tour and it was free!! I do believe I would spend some thoughtful moments in that Laburnum Tunnel. I have never seen anything like it.

  5. Beautiful pictures! Exactly where is Whidbey Island?

  6. The Scotch Broom is pretty, but my Grandma T. loathed it. So many beautiful pictures of your wonderland ... and Madrone trees are some of my very favorite.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Linda.

    Kathy M.

  7. Laburnum tunnels..stunning! What a magical day with so much to do! It must be wonderful to visit there!! :)

  8. I love that Liburnum bower! Amazing how many beautiful flowers are in bloom. The wild roses along the roadways are so wonderful right now. We get the full benefit on the motorcycle as they perfume the entire area.


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