Friday, August 31, 2012

Where Did August go.... and Whidbey Island

 September Calendar and on time for once.
Yes soon we will be raking leaves and the squirrels 
will be packing nuts away. We took a day trip to 
Whidbey Island (a favorite place)

 The ferry ride leaving Edmonds. The Edmonds Light House.
 One of the beaches we roamed looking for
sea glass , of course. I found one tiny light blue
and that was enough for me. I didn't want to be spoiled.
 We moved on to the Windy Lavender Farm. A
darling place with delightful people to help me
pick out some culinary lavender and lavender cheese.
 Oh so yummy.

 Beautiful gardens and heavenly smells.
From here we moved on to Greenbank for lunch
at a restaurant we have visited many times.
Their pies and breads are the best. 
 Peaking out at their gardens, I knew I had to 
photograph some for you to see.

 We ended the evening before we caught the ferry for home
at Primo a restaurant in Langley. It was a beautiful evening
sitting outside looking down on the water (Puget Sound).
This picture just doesn't depict how lovely it was.
I was toooo lazy to get up to take a better shot.

Remember to visit Kathryn Wheels calendar  
blog and see all the neat calendars. Thanks 
again Kate. I just might make it through 


craftattack said...

Lovely September Pages and thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos! Valerie

Anesha said...

Lovely September page, great drawings.

Snap said...

Sounds like a beautiful day. I LOVE lavender. Believe it or not, there are lavender farms in Texas ... but the time to visit to see them at their best is when it is too darn hot! Making a trip to the NW sounds better to me!

Janet said...

I enjoyed this post so much. HB and I used to live in Edmonds but unfortunately we never went to Whidbey I know what we missed!

Sorry I've been so absent through most of August. The studio re-do really took much longer than we anticipated.

Linda said...

Aah I see you certainly are ready for fall with your lovely calendar page sketches! I love lavendar-never heard of lavendar cheese so I will have to look for it.

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Your Sept page makes me excited for fall to get her soon! Very pretty. Looks like you had a nice day visit.

Pearl said...

I haven't been to Widby Island since the 80's I bet it has changed a lot. It looks like a perfect day with great gardens. Have a great wend! Hugs Pearl

Anonymous said...

Oh what a great day!!! QueenMarcy

Anonymous said...

Lovely September page. Really good photos to.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That sounds like a perfect little day trip. I didn't know there was such a thing as lavender cheese. I don't think I've ever tasted anything that had a hint of lavender. I did see lavender honey in the grocery store here but it cost about 60 bucks -- no way am I paying that for honey. :/ Hope your day is great. Tammy

Barbra Joan said...

Oh Sharon, how good of you to share those photos. What a wonderful place.. I could live in that garden. ! Just beautiful ..
hugs, BJ

vicki said...

Sharon- these photos are more than lovely-- they are totally dreamy-- I'd love to be there right now!! You are so blessed to have all this beauty in your backyard!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. Your Sept page looks lovely too.... time to start thinking Fall again.

Merry said...

What terrific photos, those gardens are so beautiful. Well done for keeping up with the calendar. I made it to July and lost the plot.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That calendar page really looks like September. But the fun was seeing all those lovely gardens. So different, too. As for the lavender gardens, I couldn't even begin to believe the beauty and I'm sure the scent was heavenly. Thanks for sharing.

krisandkreate said...

As gorgeous as ever :)

Laurie said...

I love looking at your calendar pages Sharon, each is so unique and so pretty! I love the photos you took also. It makes me wish I lived by the sound and could go visit those beautiful gardens.
Can't wait for my cards to arrive!!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharon great calendar and I know you will make it through December...what a gorgeous place to visit...looking at the gardens I know now what influences your art. Just breathtaking. I too am starting to see evidence of fall and squirrel food (acorns) - summer is dwindling quickly - let's enjoy what is left. xo Debbie

Birgit said...


What beautiful photos -- thanks for sharing that glimpse into your life!

Thanks for visiting my blog a while ago and leaving such a nice comment. Of course, I would love to welcome you back to my blog. Currently, I even have two giveaways -- details are on the sidebar of my blog. There's even another (and last) chance to win an Oktoberfest T-shirt.

Sunny greetings from Munich,

thekathrynwheel said...

Love your hand-drawn pages :-) Great photos. Hope you will still be joining the challenge for october - the link is up!