Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Barn Collective

Let's take a tour today for barns
First a barn and silos (and climbing structure) near Bellingham, WA
 Another from Bellingham area - this one in not such good condition - but very pretty
 A barn in West Virginia - from our trip last April to visit our son and his family

 And then a barn,in complete ruins near Arcata, CA - where we lived before we moved to Washington in 2001
Poor old barn - the blackberry vines have taken over.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Saturday's Critters



 Great Blue Heron in Birch Bay State Park
Sea Gulls in Birch Bay

Five, or Six, Little Things on Friday

I'm combining three memes for today
Six Word Friday for a start
Little Things Thursday in the middle
And Five on Friday to end
1.
Combining my love of pretty dishes
And a beautiful carved wooden basket
 2.
Pretty blue dishes - called Rose Parade
 3.
I love colored flat ware too
Melamine, silver, plastic, vintage or new
 4. 
A tiny tea party for the fairies
5.
Or a miniature pinecone tea set
No limit to fun with dishes
Fairies or dolls can be happy


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Friends Sharing Tea

I think it is time for a spring tea party.  The flowers are blooming, some days are sunny and warm - just perfect for tea.
 A pretty teacup and a flower pot napkin ring.
 The flower pots came with the bottoms cut out - I just painted them.  I have seen tutorials online for cutting out the bottoms of regular tiny flower pots - but I am glad I found some already cut.
 Fancy napkins always make tea a little nicer


 A pansy teapot is perfect for spring - the tablecloth was a find on ebay - seems not many people want to bid on these vintage tablecloths.
 Pretty roses on this teacup - all these items are from thrift shops or yard sales.

Sit, enjoy a cup of tea and a cookie or two.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Mt. Baker on a Blue Monday

I love all the "blues" over at Smiling Sally's - so many pretty photos - stop over and visit the sites.
 Mt. Baker with clouds on the peak. 
 The snow isn't very deep for this time of the year - we depend on the mountain snows for our water supply.

 Not far from Mt. Baker are The Sisters - beautiful mountains, summer or winter

Mosaic Monday

The apple trees in our area are in full bloom right now






Sunday, April 19, 2015

Barn Collective

A sunny day, a ride in the country and more barns.  There are hundreds of barns in our area.

 I don't think this is a "barn", but it has the shape and is very well kept
 Surrounded by an apple orchard in a mowed field
 I like how they have honored this barn by displaying it well, even though it is not used as a barn anymore.

 Couldn't quite make out the words on the sign on the side of the barn
 There are an unusual amount of windows in this old barn

It seems to be storage for hay - at least on the top floor, and the roof is new