Since I started with red lines I thought I’d end with them as well. I feel like I ran a marathon posting every day for a month. Maybe the habit will stick and I’ll be more regular in the future.
Many thanks to Becky of Winchester for hosting this great challenge. I learned a lot about composition as I looked at people’s squares this month and spent time reshaping my own pictures to look at least okay as squares.
Priorhouse blog has an interesting post about tulip time, now it is time to plant them in the northern hemisphere for spring color.
In Washington they grow bulbs in Skagit Valley. Occasionally we go up to enjoy the spring color. We took Grandma twice the first year she lived up here, both for the daffodils and tulips.
If we were having coffee…
How are you?
We had a good day on Friday visiting the tulip fields in Skagit Valley (Washington State). The day was perfect in many ways: not too hot or too cold, plus there was a breeze and a light cloud cover so it wasn’t too hot for the dogs.
Managing the deeply rutted roads and the gravel was a bit challenging with the lightweight convertible walker/wheelchair, but we managed to get Grandma close enough to some of the flowers to feel like she was there.
As a bonus: we saw this field of snow geese (?). At first glance it looked almost like a field of white flowers a little past its peak.
As Grandma’s heart is not in the best shape, it felt important to fit this outing in before I take off for a couple of weeks.
We did have one scare: she couldn’t get up from the toilet unassisted at the restaurant where we had lunch, and I had no clue how to assist. We managed in the end, but not on the first try, and I was running through the “what should we do next” scenarios in my mind before we had success. It really made me aware of her vulnerability…and how glad I was that we did this trip.
Wishing you beauty and joy in the coming week…and if you know what kind of birds we saw please share.