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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Another Day on Whidbey Island

 Since we didn't get all of our recycled tulip bulbs planted in the Whidbey cabin garden last week, we decided it was a good reason to have another run-away-day. Besides, the rain was stopping and the sky was clearing.

We didn't push it to get there, taking time for me to get my PT done before we left. It was noon by the time we got to work on the bulb planting, but we finished up before our usual 1:00 lunch time. We brought a light lunch with us and I got my reading-the-newspaper-time in before we packed up and went adventuring.

We drove up to Freeland on Holmes Harbor, and the first thing we did was stop at the Whidby Coffee drive up kiosk to get our after lunch coffee and, of course, a chocolate chip cookie. Then we took our goodies to nearby Freeland Park and sat in the sun to enjoy the view. Friendly people out walking greeted us and commented on what a beautiful day it was. The preceding days had been quite stormy. 

The tide was high so there wasn't much beach to walk on, so we walked out on the dock. 

In Freeland we stopped at the nursery at ACE Hardware, one of our frequent island stopping places. Then we drove on to Bayview Nursery and Garden Center, just to look and enjoy. Autumn is a fun time to visit garden centers.  
I took photos of things that caught my eye, like sunlight shining through brilliantly colored leaves. 

Need a helping hand?

We were back on the ferry about 4:30. There was heavy traffic, but we were in no hurry. It was a good little get away. 

Here's a bonus photo from Tom. I found it on my email. He apparently took it while I was upstairs doing my PT exercises. He said it was for my blog. 

Every once in a while when a beam of sunlight lights up an object momentarily, we call it a little miracle. The history of that is sort of sacrilegious, but never mind that. This little glass pumpkin certainly had a glow on. 


  1. Tom caught a pretty photo! What a nice outing you had! It is fun to see all the fall decorations!:)

  2. how fun, we have no autumn leaves yet but it's cooler 80 degrees and that reason enough to be happy!

  3. You certainly have many colorful blooms left.

  4. Now that sounds like a perfectly lovely day!!

  5. Wow, what a great day full of peace and color and a little miracle too. Hard to beat.

  6. Beautiful last shot, it's like magic.

  7. Thanks to Tom for thinking of sharing that photo. It is magical. And everything else is beautiful as usual.

  8. I love seeing all the decorations. And the pictures of you are a real bonus, since you're usually on the other side of the camera. And yes, that final shot by Tom is a small miracle. :-)

  9. Your garden centers are amazing. I will visit there someday...I really must.

  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely day with us, Linda. Yay for Tom! How fabulous that he was able to capture that bit of light magic.

  11. Your entire post is glowing. Good to hear you are out and about enjoying autumn.


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