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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Here's What We've Been Up To Lately and Three Finishes!

Two hats from the same yarn, but two different patterns and sizes. It's interesting to see how the stripes are similar but different. The top hat is a child size and the bottom one fits me.

Yet another dishcloth when I realized I didn't follow the pattern correctly.

This critter was lounging in our backyard when we got home from the grocery store recently.

Not too long ago we took a nice walk near Port Angeles. We only did a small part of the trail because it extends from Port Townsend to La Push and covers 130 miles!

The trail was constructed on what was once railroad tracks.

This little plant has an interesting story.  It's called Miner's Lettuce and was eaten by miners to prevent scurvy.

Can you see the surfer? He was fetching his board. You can also see lots of logs washed up on the shores of the ocean in this part of the trail.

Just last Monday we drove to Leavenworth, WA, where we saw two carriages like this carrying tourists. We also walked a bit on a trail to Blackbird Island on the Wenatchee River. 

These trilliums are in our yard and were rescued long ago when the road behind our house was built. That road now is heavily used despite the deer and rabbits.

And here's why you haven't heard from me lately! We have been doing stuff in the house and yard. Now we are watering our new lawn until it gets established. Fortunately we've been helped by frequent rain.


Hope you've had a very nice April! How can it already be May tomorrow?


Araignee said...

You've been up to a lot!!! What a beautiful place to walk and what an amazing change of scenery along the way. I think that if I ever got out to your coast, I would never want to leave. My sister's on her way there now to do some touring.

Delighted Hands said...

The scenery looks great for your walk! The hats are really pretty! The dishcloth is always a good knit, no matter what. Hope the lawn comes in well!

karen said...

Nice hats and that deer is quite tame, isn't it?

Juliann said...

I walked part of that trail in Port Angeles last summer. We need to get some major yard work done too. Always something

Dee said...

Port Townsend figures in a book I am reading. It sounds like a lovely place.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Excellent knits!
Your coastline is on my bucket list - it looks like such and ethereal, magical place.

Betsy said...

The hats look great and the dishcloth does too. None one else will notice any small mistakes.
We love Leavenworth and always visited a few few times a year when we lived in Spokane. We're planning on going to Lincoln City in July after our Spokane visit. I know what can happen to plans though when you least expect it. :-) We're hopeful though. We miss the coast.
Take care.

Sharm said...

Love the visitor who dropped by your yard. Good to get a few finishes done between all that yard work and travel.