Saturday, December 14, 2019
2018 is the year of Moving
This meant lots of packing, making 2 trips to Whidbey Island, and most importantly going to my daughter Julie's wedding! Unfortunately no pictures can be posted as the ones I need are saved under my personal email and not the Popeye Express account - bummer. So, on to 2019!
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Land Clearing Forever - or so it seems!
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
More work & a little heavenly order!
Here is what it looks like to unload Ocean Spray & take it to the "to be chipped pile":
Saturday, June 15, 2019
June & Land clearing
It's time for Bob to get serious about clearing the land. We want to make a park like setting out of it, so all the underbrush has to go. 5 acres is a lot of land to clear, but Bob and his tractor (AKA the Orange Beast) are up to the job!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Our as- yet-un-planted gardens!
One of hundreds of cherry trees blossoming in Coupeville with Penn Cove in the background.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
April Tractor Arrival
Monday, April 22, 2019
April Tulip Festival in La Conner, WA
Finally, the event I have been waiting for all year long - the blooming of tulips in La Conner. Although I was unaware of how deer loved crocus, I am aware that deer are also fond of tulips, and therefore didn't plant any. They are plentiful along the island, along with the many cherry trees planted in front of almost every business on the island. It is thrilling to see the spectacle of flowering trees along the highway. It's impractible to show all the pictures I took, but this should give you an idea of what we see:
Friday, March 15, 2019
March on Whidbey Island
After our brief snowstorm, things quickly return to normal and before long the first Crocus of the season poke their head above ground. Here are the only shots I got before the deer got to them. Little did I know that Crocos is one of their favorite foods. I planted perhaps 550 plants, but only these 2 survived for a couple of weeks!
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Finally, on January 3, we make the crossing over the Deception Pass bridge from Fidalgo Island onto Whidbey Island!Although our crossing is in daylight, I cannot help but to post this picture of a spectacular sunset as seen from Whidbey Island at the bridge - enjoy!
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