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Monday, June 24, 2013

Lynden Murals for Monday Murals

The town lies in a broad valley along the winding path of the Nooksack River which empties into nearby Bellingham Bay. The surrounding area is filled with dairy, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry farms. Even though not founded by them, the region saw significant Dutch immigration in the early and mid 1900s, spurring the growth of dairies. Now, many of the dairies have been converted into raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry fields.   Today, Lynden pays homage to some of its partial Dutch heritage through locations such as buildings on Front Street,and commercial building codes, where some businesses have been made-over with a Dutch/European theme, complete with a windmill. Along that street, you'll find a Dutch bakery, Dutch restaurant and numerous antiques stores. Some local supermarkets contain small Dutch food sections, but Dutch is spoken by very few of the town's residents today. In the last two decades, the population has nearly doubled in size, and most of the residents are a mix of standard American ethnicity, with Dutch being more predominate than other ethnic ancestry.
Many of the Buildings have wonderful murals on them.  Here are some.

 One of the many windmills.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Mural---new to me theme day

Sedro-Woolley is and always was a logging town.  Situated upriver on the Skagit.  Lots of murals and wood carving in town. 
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gazania

One of my favorite flowers.  Prolific bloomer with different colors on each plant.   All orangy, yellor and brownish hues and some with stripes.  They only open when the sun is shining.  So you see I have great faith.