Winter Flowers

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Whidbey Island

I hope the week is going well for everyone.  It looks like the heat in the East is much better.  Thanks to all of you who read my blog and I do love the comments!! We had two great days on Whidbey Island.  We took tons of photos.  Today I'm going to show mainly pictures of the Coupeville area.  Coupeville is a delightful little town right on the water.  The famous Penn Cove mussels come from this area.  Much of this land is the same as it has  been for years.  They have preserved it as a National Historic Area called  Ebey Historic Preserve.  It was named after one of the pioneer families. This is one of the few areas in Western Washington the had a wonderful prairie for farming.  Because the people in the area wanted to preserve it, many of the houses have been there for years and are still farm homes.  The prairie goes right down to the shore.  As usual we spent lots of time walking on the beautiful beach.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.  Tomorrow, I'm going to focus on the wonderful flowers!

 This is the prairie that ends in the above picture!

 There was a lot of kelp!

A great place to gather drift wood.

This is probably one of the original old farm houses.

 I think this is a new home but built like a very old one.

This house was next to our B&B.  It had a nice water view! It is for sale!!!!! Well,let's see...maybe if I win the lottery...
Thanks again for taking a look at my blog! The flowers on this island were wonderful . That's for tomorrow!


  1. Beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to own a B&B and be an innkeeper! That is one gorgeous B&B

  2. So beautiful and wish I was there! Glad you had a good time. Who knew there was a prairie on the sound!

    1. Hi Nancy, I wish you could be there too! It is a lovely place!

  3. A wonderful sea, wonderful houses, wonderful landscape, clean water and so on.

    Despite all those wonders, I am more interested in the drift wood. Have you gathered some?

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful getaway. What a beautiful place.

  5. wonderful! how much was the house that is for sale? i remember whidbey island being rather expensive. can't wait to see more!

  6. Lovely pics of the water and the prairie. Glad you guys had fun!