Saturday, July 23, 2011

Escape to the Islands

Last weekend we went to visit friends who live in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. (No, it wasn't warm there either!) We walked onto the ferry, and our friends met us at the landing. Even though the weather was grey and a bit rainy, it was a nice trip.
We saw this heron stalking something.

Lots of cormorants were nesting on the pilings by the ferry dock. Every time I see them with their outspread wings I feel certain this bird inspired the totem poles.

Rainer and Susan can watch whales cavoting right from their living room window!

With views like this one, I don't think I'd ever get anything done if I lived here!

When we weren't admiring the scenery, we were playing with Max, the newest family member. Their daughter-in-law rescued him from an LA freeway onramp!

He's quite a cat!

Before heading back home, I went with Susan to the Lavender Festival and bought a small plant for our yard. We've been pretty busy since we got home, preparing to head for the Midwest soon, but right now the sun's out, so we're going to walk around Green Lake. Bye!


Becca said...

Hi Judy! Sounds like a nice time. That kitty is so sweet, I can't imagine him on the freeway how terrible yet so fortunate they took him in! You should get your warm weather in the Midwest. We are driving back from NC right now and it's so hot!! I wish we were in Seattle. Have a great trip!

Merry said...

Another wonderful journey through your photos. ;-) How amazing seeing the whales from you living room window. I have never seen one in it's natural surroundings.

Linda said...

Great photos...I can't imagine seeing whales so close, but my niece is working on the Orcos Islands this summer and says she can see a lot too...I hope it cools down in the midwest before you head back's been pretty nice here.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful scenery - thanks for sharing! Take care.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh ... Max is too cute!

Is that an orca fin? COOL!

Dorothy said...

What a nice visit. Feel free to contact me if you every get to Whidbey Island. Can't promise whales from my living room window, but lots of pretty sights.

Library Gal Quilts said...

I love the lavendar festival...did you eat lavendar ice cream? The year I went the local guild was having their quilt show too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't it wonderful that God chose to populate this planet with animals and not just people. What beautiful creatures! What an amazing Creator! Thanks for the photos, Judy.

Prairie Thistle said...

Beautiful scenery. Max is so cute.