On Saturday morning we were happy to take some time off from gardening to attend a workshop with our garden club in Bellevue. The topic was "Creating a Northwest Garden". Since we have been gardening here on our half acre for coming up on 42 years, we have experienced most of what there is to know and learn, but it was reassuring to hear that we had done many things right, from laying out a plan based on what was there originally to including those Northwest natives in our landscape.
After the workshop we went out to lunch together at Tavern Hall in Bellevue Square and enjoyed visiting with each other. Connected to Bellevue Square by a sky bridge is Lincoln Square, where we knew there was a wonderful Dale Chihuly chandelier. We are fortunate to call this famous glass artist as one of our own here in the PNW, and there are several museums that feature his work. There are also privately owned installations that the public can enjoy.
There is also a very cool indoor waterfall in this atrium.
Saturday afternoon we spent several hours working on that compost pile.
Sunday was rainy and since we weren't going to work outside we did our usual Monday housework and laundry on Sunday. We did a little grocery shopping and I bought my primroses for my front porch.
Now it's Monday afternoon. The compost pile is gone!
The primroses are planted.
The front walk is looking like spring time.
And we even got some more yard clean up done, since Sunday's storm messed things up again. What is it that little plaque says?