Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chicken Roulades

I made Chicken Roulades for Dinner and they were so yummy and I was and am so proud of myself.  haha!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Apple Plucker

Red Naped Sapsucker or apple plucker finishing off the last few apples on the trees.

Saturday, December 24, 2011




Wednesday, December 21, 2011


My Mother who was very artistic with a wonderful sense of humor and lived in Langley 'the city by the sea' a artist community, had this hanging in her bathroom now in mine.  MB

Monday, November 21, 2011

Grand old barn.

I have always liked this neat and tidy barn.  It is on Riverside Rd. down by the Skagit River.
Swim on over to Tricia's at and enjoy.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Time to rake

 This is my driveway.  Isn't it pretty.  these leaves are from a Japanese Maple and 4 big sycamore trees. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Trumpeter Swans are back for the winter

 Boy, are my wings tired.  Wow we flew so fast we are a bit blurry. 
We made it back to the Skagit Valley to munch on harvested corn and grain fields and nibble new grass shoots in the spring and then back to North Alaska in late Spring.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rainbow skies

I took this near Cle Elum on a beautiful cool and sunny day.  Rainbows are very special.

Visit Madge at 'Weekly Top Shot'  ENJOY

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall is here!!!

Dontcha love Fall.  Blue skies, sunshine, trees turning color and APPLES.  We have been picking apples.  These are Spartans.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Barn Charm blog

Maybe not a real barn but just a horse shelter.  I took this while I was at my grand-son's football game at the local  high school.. Country all around.

Saddle up and jog on over to Tricia's place and check out all the other barns.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Late Bloomer

 This Clematis bloomed in late Spring and now is blooming again.  Can you tell that it is raining out here.  Summer has fled the country---Fall is here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sunset reflection

This is the reflection of the sunset on the hood of the car.  Pretty cool, huh!  It looks like a picture from space.

To see all kinds of reflections go to James place at and enjoy!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mt. Baker herself

Here is the picture that missed my other blog.  Ain't she a beaut.
Mt. Baker 10,888 feet of active volcano.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lilypad Lake~~~~~ Weekend reflections

This is Lilypad  Lake on FS road 1107 on our way up Baker Lake looking for the elusive wild Blueberry on Mt. Bakers flanks.

Please join James at to see all types reflections from all over the world

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mt. Baker revisited

We are actually this close! and that is Roosevelt Glacier---I think.  There are so many glaciers on the Mountain.
It was a cloudy day with spits of misty rain so you cannot see the whole mountain.  But still--Way cool.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever

A basket of Strawberries, a glass of Pacific Rim Riesling and a best friend and what more does one need.
The last of the Strawberries but there is more wine.  MB

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fresh from the garden

Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Basil fresh picked---arranged with ground pepper and a drizzle of Olive Oil.  Basalmic Vinegar added later.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Flying Tigers

Air Show ar Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Commemorating 100 years of Naval Power

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two bridges

Footbridge over part of the Spokane River At the Spokane Riverfront Park.

To see more bridges from all over the world go to

Friday, August 12, 2011

Backyard flowers

  A small colorful corner of the backyard.  Golden Dahlia and golden Lilies, colorful Snapdragons, red Geraniums and bright red Crocosmia.  Spearmint and Lavender too.  Oh I see some pansies and Chives also.  A cheery spot.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wildflowers on Mt. Baker

This beautiful flower is just starting to flower all over the meadows on the flanks of Mt. Baker.  It is called 'Avalanche Lily' or 'Glacier Lily'.  Botanical name is Erythronium montanum.
This shrub and flower is called 'Twinberry' or 'Ink berry'.  Botanical name is Lonicera involucrata and is part of the Honeysuckle family.

Wildflowers bloom about 1-2 weeks after snowmelt.  Just to let you know the snow is just beginning to melt on the meadows on Mt. Baker's flanks.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Where's my Ma!!!

This little guy was trying to scramble over the roadside barrier and then get to the other side of the road and back up into the mountains----he finally did---right in front of our Jeep.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Chainsaw carvings seen at The Loggerodeo

 The Chainsaw wood carving went on all week at the Loggerodeo.  Very noisy but fun to watch a trunk of a tree turn into a huge sculpture.  Some days they had contests to see what one could create in a certain time period.  These are just a smidgeon of the many creations shown at the show..