The sky was blue, the tide was out
and there were eagles on the beach.
The poppies were punctuated with the purple of nepeta and columbine.
Smoke bush (cotinus) and pink columbine.
We spent about an hour and a half weeding and grooming, then ate the lunch we brought with us and relaxed for a while. Then we drove across island for a walk about and coffee in Langley.
Bunnies abound in Langley. They are feral, prolific reproducers, a mix of native cottontails and domestic escapees that have over-populated the fair grounds and are now running rampant. These baby bunnies were in the lush lawn at the library.
Pretty darn cute though.
Flowers are everywhere in the street plantings in Langley.
The garden at Useless Bay Coffee Company is lovely.
We enjoyed our coffee al fresco. I cheated. I bought the brownie on the ferry boat on the way over and saved it for just this purpose. Coffee and chocolate!
And from over my shoulder, the scent of roses.
Bees loved the white allium.
After strolling through the town, visiting with several shop owners, we returned to the cabin for some down time. I sat on the deck and read. I think Tom napped. Then since we had noticed that The Braeburn, previously a breakfast/lunch only restaurant, was now reopened after extensive remodeling and also now open for "supper", we returned to Langley to dine before heading home.
We had yummy pasta. My mac and cheese was great comfort food. Much of it came home with me in a take home carton. The serving was huge.
After dinner, we sailed away home.