13 June 2011

Vacation ~ Vol 3

I am having the BEST 'me day'...nothing but fun.  Took the car up to Anacortes for a 30K-mile tuneup (ouch$!) and lucky me, Kelli came and picked me up and we went to Starbucks for 3 hours to visit and knit.  The time flew by while we both worked on our latest project, Watershed.  I'm using Spud & Chloe 'Sweater' in the Grass colorway ~ a bright medium green.  Here's what I've done so far today:
Once Kelli dropped me back off at the dealership (thanks so much!), I decided to stray off the beaten path and took the back roads part of the way home and wandered around in farm country ~ lovely!

I decided to finally stop and check out the Skagit County extension of the Washington State University Master Garden demonstration garden.  I've passed this place by at least a dozen times and have never stopped.  If you're ever in the area, it's worth the time and it's free.  You can walk around at your leisure and it's very visitor friendly with benches everywhere and signs identifying just about every plant that's on view. 
I took a ton of pictures ~ everything is in full bloom right now and the smells were amazing, from the honeysuckle right down to the skunk cabbage.  I need to do things like this more often.  I won't overload you with all the pics I took but here are a few of my favorites:


 Maybe I'll share a few more later in the week ~ it was hard to narrow it down to just these few.  Then, it was on to Skagit Valley Co-op where I scored a yummy ham, egg & broccoli quiche and some tomato, basil & barley soup for dinner tonight:

The final stop of the day was Snow Goose Produce, which I actually had to double back to get to but I was on a mission to get my husband a few of their fresh baked macaroons, which he discovered when he was nice enough to stop there on the way home from fishing, boat trailer and all, to pick up hanging baskets for mother's day and a few for me (one of which I shared on the blog yesterday).  One good turn deserves another....he's going to be so excited about those cookies when he gets home.  I'm not so sure about the quiche!   ~ Melissa

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a super lovely day! I would have loved to sat and knit with you and Kelli!!