It is time for our monthly scavenger hunt - more fun - more photos.
Our clues are
My new pink daisies on my deck table
Pink flowering trees, all over town
6 duck bottoms
Wonderful mailbox planter and house number sign
Bellingham has parks - many parks - some with bridges
A park on a lake, where you can launch your rubber boat and go happily paddling about.
A park on another lake where you can get early shots of the moon rising
And long shots of the moon on the water
Parks where you can take photos of seagulls soaring past
And parks in the middle of town - with waterfalls
And a fish nursery lake - right in town
Our city plants hundreds of flowering trees along the streets
And a calm lake. When new construction of buildings takes place in Bellingham, they have to set aside a certain number of acres for city parks - it is a very big city - with lots of building - and therefore lots of parks for the citizens to enjoy.
Horse back riding is great sport - and I would think this friendly horse would be fun to ride.
Lights on Lake Whatcom at night
A natural night light
SOMETHING YOU COLLECT
Desert Rose dishes - the first ones came from my Granny
Dolls and their clothes. These are Madame Alexander 18" dolls - Poppy Sunshine and Miss Abigail Clarissa Wellington-Jones.
Jadeite dishes and old red handled kitchen utensils.
The rhubarb leaves are very big
This is one big woodpile
I'd say enough wood for a couple winters
My new round table - and the bears waiting for dinner
Pine Siskins at the feeder - having dinner
Old Rock Wall
Ferns growing in moss on a tree
Soft petals in a Double Flowering Peach tree
Raindrops on a goose and on the pond
A nest made of moss and twigs
Clouds curling in the sky
Clouds from the airplane on take off (ok, I stretched that one a bit)
Friday night is Alaska Ferry night. The Alaska State Ferry docks at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal every Friday morning - and departs every Friday night - around 6 p.m. I say "around" because it sometimes leaves at 6:02 and sometimes is still at the dock after 7:30 p.m.
We take a picnic and eat in the car - while watching the cars, trucks, vans, campers, motor homes, semi trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial trucks and once a self propelled cherry picker - load onto the ferry. We try to guess which will be the last vehicle on board - judging by the staging area that we drove past to get to our viewing spot. We are sometimes correct in our guess.
There are also boats in the bay - some close to the ferry - some farther out in the bay. There is always something interesting going on around the ferry. People walking along the decks, some people setting up their tents on the back decks - everyone is getting ready for an exciting trip to Alaska.
Kayaks at the bow of the ferry
A sailboat passing the bow of the ferry
It was windy and very cold last Friday
But they fearlessly paddled on
Taking a rest
And back towards the ferry
The captain blows the whistle - loud and long - to warn the kayakers
And the ferry departs - the evening sun reflecting on the windows