Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Rest of August

The last few days of Jill's visit were kind of grim, thanks to "the bug," but Uncle Carl came to the rescue and took the gang to the Seattle Aquarium. At that point I was laid low. Because Sophia caught "it," early on the day of their planned departure, the leave-taking was postponed to the next day when Dick got sick. Again Carl came to the rescue did the airport run. I'm sure they were glad to get back home. Oma and Opa were wiped out!
The rest of August went more smoothly. The Sunday after the kids left was our anniversary, and by Friday we had recovered enough to take our planned weekend in Cannon Beach, OR. The first day was delightfully sunny, and the second day was unbelievably foggy. We had fun anyway. It was interesting to see how sandy the beach was; the Ranger said the sand had begun moving in at the end of July
There's always lots to see at Haystack Rock during low tide.
We saw lots of starfish of all sizes.
And lots of kids making sand castles, even in the fog.
This time we didn't see any elk, but we did spot some of wild domestic rabbits that roam Cannon Beach. Never before have we seen them close to where we stay. Do you suppose it was mowing the lawn?
We came back home to find our hoya in full bloom! The buds go from this
to this.
And then we cut them off because they smell cloyingly sweet at night which our niece, the plant biologist, told us is to attact the insect pollinators. (Not in our house!)
The remaining weekend in August found us at a wedding of a good friend in Clinton, WA, which is on Whidbey Island. It was a perfectly beautiful day, and the good weather has persisted into September. We also enjoyed another trek around Green Lake one afternoon late in the month. Some of our favorite turtles were out and had a surprise visitor. I hope herons don't eat turtles!
And on the very last day of August I finished a scarf using the Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf pattern, a nice easy pattern for a very busy month.


Becca said...

Oo I love the scarf! I stood in that exact place in the first photo. All the times we've visited Seattle, last June was the first time we went to the aquarium. I love the foggy photos of Canon beach! We are having cloudy, rainy weather today, so I am soaking it all in. :-)

Merry said...

As always such a wonderful post. So love all the photos especially the one of Haystack Rock...amazing. That Hoya is so beautiful in bud and bloom and your scarf is lovely. Wishing you a well September.

Linda said...

You had a very busy glad you are all feeling better! Wonderful pictures!!

Dorothy said...

So sorry the bug but a crimp in your summer plans. That's not fun at all! But it looks as if you've recovered well. Hubby and I spent our 25th anniversary at Canon Beach - a truly beautiful spot.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm tired just READING about all you did. The picture with the starfish is very interesting.

You have such beautiful places to go!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, it surely sounds like a busy month. I see I'm not the only one posting about August in September...and I've got even more of August I haven't covered yet!

I'm glad you recovered enough to enjoy your anniversary at Cannon Beach.

What a beautiful and interesting plant that is. I've never seen that plant before.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beware of the star fish - they can give an awful sting! The fog on the beach gives the impression of castles in England?? The blooms remind me of the glass beads shaped like flowers. Your scarf is very pretty, too!

Cat said...

I love the picture of haystack rock!
All your pics are great, and you had an eventful August!
Beautiful colors in your scarf - pretty!!

Ele said...

Liebe Judy,

ich freue mich immer, wenn ich Bilder von dir und deinen Lieben sehen kann. Dein Schal sieht hübsch aus und die Zeit wird kommen, da wird man ihn gut gebrauchen können. Die letzten Tage hier waren warm und sonnig, aber der Herbst steht schon vor der Türe mit kühlen Temperaturen.

Liebe Grüße an dich und alle
von Gabriele

Janet said...

Wow, you've had quite a busy summer. Love your photos. Such pretty colors in your scarf. I love that pattern too.

kathy b said...

I will have to try the scarf...lovely
The starfish are sooooo cool

Susan said...

I love the starfish picture.