Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Day at the Island


My son had a special day planned out for me on Mothers Day. Each year we get together and do some fun thing. Just being together is the best. This year we ventured to Whidbey Island (one of my favorites). The ferry ride is fairly short and I just love the smell of salt water.
We traveled up the island to Greenbank as they have a wonderful restaurant and a wonderful artsy farmers market going on on Sundays. There is also a great wine shop and tasting room. They have a great loganberry dessert wine they make. I digress... When we arrived there was a momma goose with her goslings at the pond. How fitting for Mothers day. They were so cute. I
think she was teaching them how to navigate into the pond. They looked like little fuzz balls plopping around.
As we were entering the restaurant down this garden path look what I found .... we were surrounded my momma's of all kinds. She had her nest right above the walkway and was not to happy with all the people passing below... I felt sorry for her, but she has a nice safe place out of the elements.
We had a wonderful lunch, with homemade breads, chowders and desserts. Not a day to count calories. Spent the afternoon browsing the art and buying some wonderful jelly and sauces. As we left I see mother goose has succeeded in getting her children on the water.
We went down to Langley (another favorite) and did major damage at the shops there. Came home with lace, ribbons and yarn. DS bought me a lovely sign for my garden that said "Scatter Joy". I will treasure it. We then headed to the beach.....oh oh no! We were to late the tide had come in, so no looking for sea glass and little wonders of the sea this trip. We stopped and visited with a dear friend and then headed for the ferry. We had an hour wait as there were so many heading back. Once on the mainland we stopped for Chinese food (YUM) and then headed home. A wonderful day and more memories to keep. Well off to the garden to plant some plants that we also bought...... Like I said serious damage......

9 comments:

Snap said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Planting and playing in the garden would make a perfect day for me! :D

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhh what a beautiful day out and from your son, such a special Mother's Day :)

Pat Winter said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one to go overboard on plant buying! :-) Enjoy your garden time.
Hugs,Pat

Shellmo said...

I can't think of a nicer mother's day to spend with a son!!

Judy S. said...

Sounds like you had a really nice day, Sharon. What kind of plants did you get?

Janet said...

That sounds like a perfectly heavenly day. An entire day with your son plus all that yummy food, and other goodies. You had a wonderful day!!

Marydon said...

What a thoughtful son, with a special Mom. Whidby Island is a gorgeous area ... my how I miss some things from WA ST. TTFN ~ Marydon

purplepaint said...

Beautiful photos! Would love to see some sketches someday (hint, hint) :D Marva

beth said...

Wow Sharon, your mothers day was awesome. What beautiful surroundings. I'm a little behind in the comings and goings of my blog friends, sorry.
It sounded like a perfect day.

beth