|Me waiting by the front door|
Mommy #2 was gone for FIVE whole days I was so sure she might be gone for good. But I waited. . . and waited . . . and WAITED! I was almost to the point of despair and then - she walked in the door.
She said she had a super time but missed me a lot. She wished I could go and experience the smells of a completely different place. She said weather-wise it was very suited for pugs.
|View from yard toward Suquamish|
|Mommy said 3 of 5 days were overcast|
|Coupeville, Whidbey Island|
Mommy and Auntie D did some walking around on Wednesday at the Bloedel Reserve which was very close to the house they were staying at. It is a mix of natural flora and fauna and cultured gardens. She said it was really beautiful and relaxing. And on that day, the weather was FANTASTIC! It was sunny and mild and for one day, Mommy was not cold.
|What are these?|
|A reflection spot|
|Behind the Great House was a view of Puget Sound|
She said the other days were mostly driving around and seeing places they did not see last time they went to Washington. They went north to Port Townsend, Whidbey Island and then south to Silverdale, Bremerton and Vashon Island. There were so many differences in the various places. Mommy specifically liked Langley. Whidbey Island AND Poulsbo in Kitsap County (actually across the bridge from Bainbridge Island where they stayed).
|The Olympic mountain range as seen from Silverdale|
|TULIP Langley, Whidbey Island|
|Pretty bench in downtown Langley, Whidbey Island|
|Tribute to the Suquamish Indians, Kitsap County|
I have said this many many times before, but my Mommy #2 is a wildflower FANATIC. Truly! She cannot help herself when she is around them as she wants to capture the perfect photo AND THEN identify what kind of wildflower it is. This was not easy to do at Bloedel Reserve as they had guide books for BIRDS, CONIFERS and ANIMALS but not any at all for wildflowers. She has been poring through online resources to identify the flowers.
|She bought this expensive book at the reserve.|
It is inadequate for identifying more than 3
kinds of wildflowers
Here are some she was able to capture on film AND identify