Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Whidbey Island Play Time

We were finished with our cabin chores (see previous post) by about 11:00 Tuesday morning.  The weather was good, sunny and mild, as we headed to Langley to tour the town.

First stop, just outside of town, was the Chocolate Flower Farm.

 Owner/operator, gardener, candle maker, mail order clerk and one woman human dynamo, Marie Lincoln specializes in chocolate and chartreuse colored flowers and plants, as well as chocolate candles, chocolate raspberry jam, and other goodies.  Find her at

On to Langley.  Strolling through this lovely village by the Sound is like going on another garden tour.  I go just for the plantings and the charm of the place.

 The courtyard of The Inn at Langley.

 The historic Dog House is in transition, but hopefully it will soon rise again.  Next door is Marie's Lincoln's shop, The Garden Shed, where she sells her wares retail.  It's always a fun stop.

 We almost always make a coffee stop here at the Useless Bay Coffee Company, but this time were were headed for lunch nearby at the Braeburn.

 I had the grilled Brie, bacon and apple sandwich.  Delicious!

It's now 2:00, with lots of afternoon left.  We filled it well, as you'll see in the next post.


  1. Great looking sandwich!

  2. thanks for a lovely tour and a yummy idea for a sandwich....

  3. Just a gorgeous tour, Linda. Chocolate and can you go wrong? I love the sounds of that sandwich, too.

  4. What a wonderful little town. I hope to visit there someday; and I sure do love the gardens ... especially the lilac bushes.

    Kathy M.

  5. Awesome place with flowers and shops. I really like the well trimmed hedges.

  6. What a fine place to visit, Linda. I'll have to go there one of these days. I loved that statue of the person looking out at the water, and your bee capture! :-)

  7. What a lovely town and how can you beat chocolate and flowers?
    I too liked the statue of the person looking out on the water. That would be me.
    That sandwich reminds me of one I haven't had in a while--grilled cheese, apple and cinnamon. I hear lunch calling.

  8. Thanks for the tour. Now that my Mother is gone I do miss going to Whidbey (not that I couldn't anyway) but the reason is not there. I do love the chocolate Flower farm and have bought so much there. In fact I bought online a passel of seeds and some chocolate tea. Langley is such a nice place. MB

  9. Oh man, I'd like to go to these kind of places but it's just not going to happen. Bob won't go, and without Bob I wouldn't have the courage to strike out alone. I'll have to enjoy your visits.

  10. Thanks for the tour, I would guess you are a month ahead of us in blooms. Fun to see! :)


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