We were to late to pick blueberries but we got some of there last picking and the Blue Berry shortcake was awesome.
The homemade raspberry ice cream was yummy too!
I had to make the hubby stop so that I could take a picture of the blooming stumps! :)
This is from a lookout at Diablo Lake. Not such a great name but a very Pretty lake! :)
I just love the rich color of glacier fed lakes!
I loved the scenic trail they have at the top of the pass. A great place for getting pictures.
Defanatly a drive worth taking!
Salmonberries grow wild all over in the woods on our islands
Pretty little berries.
They have a unique flavor, though they are not real sweet and have quite a lot of seeds.
Only a few berries ripen on each bush at a time, so to get very many you have to pick them often to get the ripe ones each time you pick.
This is what we got in one picking.
You never know what you may find when out for a drive!
Not what you would think to see out in farm country around
Green Bluff Wa.
But there they were along with some other horse friends of theirs.
The horses were the more friendly ones of the group. The Zorses were a bit more standoffish and would not let me pet them like the horses did. But they sure were cute!
Maybe they should be an addition to my animal wish list? ;)
The above picture is of a moss covered Big leaf Maple tree in the Hoh Rainforest.
Olympic Natural Park on the Olympic Peninsula in Wa.
The Hoh Rainforest get 140 to 170 inches (or 12 to 14 feet!) of precipitation each year. Making it quite the mossy green jungle!
This was our second time to go see it and it is always great. so far we have hit it in the winter and now in the late spring. I am thinking fall would also be a nice time to see it when the maple leaves are turning.
I love how the ferns grow up and down the tree trunks
It is defiantly a fun place to go see if you are in the area.
I just loved the Victorian Settee.
(Settee is what we could now call a sofa or couch. Settee was a name for an armed and backed set that more than one person could set in.)
Furniture used to be so artistic!
It felt kind of funny to set on with now days us being so used to everything over stuffed with pillows behind our backs. But I am guessing back in the day when ladies were waring hops, bustles & corsets, they would not have been doing much leaning back in their seats. :)
I Found the Castle when looking for a place to stay for our anniversary.
I did a search of "most unique places to stay in Washington state"
and from there I found the link below
If you have been to Port Townsend and are saying to yourself I don't remember seeing that? you probably didn't!
The Castle is up out of the main part of town by the hospital. And from the backside it doe not look like much.
I think we were both a little worried as we drove up to it being the back is what you see first from the road. But as soon as you get around to the side and front it looks like the pictures. and it is very pretty inside!
I will post pictures of the inside later.
We were driving around sight seeing on our weekend over in Port Townsend Wa. and ended up finding Fort Flagler State Park at the northern end of Marrowstone Island
And well about the same time we ran into the park I was also really hoping to run into a restroom! So we went in to a little museum place at the park with the idea of finding the restrooms. Richard saw the sign that said bathroom first. but then when I started to go in I was not sure if we were allowed to use it or not? The Door was open and it looked so cute, that I wondered if it was just part of the museum. So I had to ask to be sure it was ok to be used or not. lol :)
The picture above is of False Bay on San Juan Island. And from the picture you could probably take a guess as why it has it's name. :) But to look at it when the tide is in, you would never think of it being so shallow.
American camp is on the south end of our island. It is were the American Army Camp was during the Great American Pig War in the mid-1800s when Great Britain and the United States settled ownership of the islands through peaceful arbitration. The pig seems to have been the only casualty of war.
This Was the Laundry House for the camp.
The photo below is looking in the window and shows the fire place in the middle of the room.
For more info on the Pig War that happened here on San Juan Island.
Check out ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War )