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Monday, May 14, 2012

The Lighthouse and a great garden center!

On Sat. we had the ribbon cutting to celebrate all the restorations that had been done to the lighthouse.  We received a grant from Historic Preservation a few years ago.  The lighthouse is well on it's way to appearing just as it did in the 1930's. This is the first lighthouse that was built on Puget Sound.  It was built in 1879.  It is truly a little historic gem.  The SBA(Super Blogging Assistant-he loads the photos) and I volunteer as docents 1 day every month from April to Oct.  Sat. was our day for May.  Between the celebration and the nearly perfect weather, we had quite a crowd, about 217 people.  We tell as much of the history as our guests want to hear!! It's lots of fun and you meet very nice people.  We took a short break between the ceremony and our duty time to go to a local plant nursery called Dragonfly.  This year they have added a little espresso stand.  Of course. I had to come home with a few plants.  I'll show them tomorrow.

Just before the ribbon cutting

The flags were so pretty with that lovely blue sky.

The new espresso stand has a growing roof!!




All the glorious plants!

The SBA needs to fortify himself for the tour at the lighthouse!

Garden Art!







Last but not least, I'd like to welcome my new followers.  Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog.  To the rest ,  I so appreciate the time you take to read this blog!!! I feel like you are my good friends! Have a great week!!!


7 comments:

  1. Love the garden art at the nursery!

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  2. Hello

    Your photos are lovely, so nice to see a bit of blue sky when here we have rain!

    The espresso stand roof is just great.

    The garden centre looks so nice in the sun.

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  3. wonderful! i love the garden art too! and i love growing roofs!

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  4. It sounds like a perfect day! Congratulations on the completed restoration of the lighthouse.
    That garden center looks amazing :)

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  5. What a wonderful day! The roof of the espresso stand is very interesting. It looks like it was a beautiful day to spend looking at flowers. :)

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  6. How wonderful to have your lighthouse preserved for present and future generations to enjoy.
    I love the living roof!!

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  7. I love the garden art! Are these made out of dishes?? Does this Baden vented have a web site?? Jane in Wisconsin

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