The Heron

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Summer

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Welcome to Day 2 of Whidbey Island! Today I'm going to focus on the flowers.  It seemed that both the towns of Langley and Coupeville had beautiful flowers everywhere.  I think it has to do with the mild climate.  Since it doesn't get too hot, keeping flowers looking great isn't a lot of hard work. In fact , the week is still just beautiful.  Our days are sunny with temps in the 70's to low 80's.  My daughter and I will probably go raspberry picking at a U Pick farm tomorrow morning.  The berries out here are the best I have ever seen. Well, I hope you are having a great end of the week.  Thank you so much for taking a look at this blog and I hope you enjoy the flowers.

 Not quite flowers, but a lovely view from the Main Street in Langley.

 All the posts had these hanging baskets on them.

A very cute bench! Out here, salmon is king!!!

 This was our lunch spot.

 The view from the lunch spot.

I had read about this pace and wanted to visit.  The owner specializes in dark colored flowers and flowers that smell like chocolate. She was proud to tell us that she is getting ready for a visit from Martha Stewart Living.

 One of her plants.  

Now we are back in Coupeville.  These lovely containers were all along the street.

 Just a typical back porch!

 There were 3 different colored begonia baskets in this back yard. All were equally lovely!

I hope these flowers have brightened your day!  Thanks again for joining me.  In the cross stitch world, I'm working on the mystery sampler part one.  I'm about half finished.  I'm not sure how much we are suppose to share, so for the time being , it can remain a mystery.  For those of you waiting for it, it is a fun stitch!!


12 comments:

  1. That chocolate farm seems interesting,,and all the flowers are beautiful..what a cheery place to visit..thanks for sharing.
    Devon
    www.devonstitching.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the salmon bench - that is so cool. And all the flowers and hanging baskets - how lovely.

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  3. Lovely photos, Barb. Gorgeous flowers indeed. That Chocolate Flower Farm looks like an interesting place to visit.

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful photos! The flowers are gorgeous!
    Greetings from Germany, Gabi
    (g_mm_sommer@web.de)

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  5. Very colorful and lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing :) I enjoyed too much!

    Indeed a very cute bench! I do love it!

    Wish you a great weekend!

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  6. WOW!!!! Those flowers are beautiful.
    Enjoy the raspberries! Do you make jam? Bake tarts or just enjoy the fresh berries?
    I got my mystery sampler!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Thank you for the lovely tour of Whidbey Island in the last 2 posts!! Such a beautiful and interesting place it looks to be.

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  8. What great pictures!!! Thanks for taking us along!

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  9. Whidbey Island looks amazing to go and explore! Have fun raspberry picking!!

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  10. Your photos are beautiful!

    You have a lovely blog. I love the Summer piece at the top of your blog.

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  11. What gorgeous photos!
    I just love the flowers!

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  12. I've enjoyed looking through your photos of Whidbey Island, Barb--I'll definitely add that chocolate flower farm to my must-visit list :)

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