THOSE OF YOU who follow my garden blog know we who live in the Pacific Northwest have been forced to endure some awfully fickle weather of late. It's been a roller coaster of snow, rain, wind but very little sunshine. Yesterday however, by some sheer miracle, the skies parted for a short time while daughter number 2 (I have 3) and I were running errands. We decided to spend a few moments shooting photos in the park.
This particular park in Albany, with its classy riverside location plays host to many events in the summer including outdoor concerts. In the winter, however, um... not so much. With all the rain we've had the chocolate waters are swollen well beyond their borders.
We strolled along the riverside walkway, basking in the blue sky and early spring sunshine. Such a rare commodity this year.
I know this one. I used to have it in my garden. I wonder what ever happened to it. (Viburnum tinus)
To contrast, the photo below shows one of the many historic homes in Albany. Don't you just love the color and architectural details? I wonder if a lady named Barbie lives here.
Thank you for taking a walk with us. Have a great week.
I love that pink house! It's important to turn around and look behind you once in a while, I do that sometimes on garden tours.ReplyDelete
I rather love the pink house also...it's dignified, and cute.ReplyDelete
Easy to find.
Love your description of the chocolate waters...
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
I also love the pink house! Such character and cuteness at the same time! Glad you were able to enjoy the fleeting Pacific Northwest sunshine. We're back to torrential rain here today.ReplyDelete
Grace what a beautiful walk...love the pink Barbie house...I felt bad when I saw how awful your weather was...our weather was cold with snow, then hot and now cold and wet with freezing temps at night..we are getting more seasonable weather now so we will both hope the lovely weather is here to stay...ReplyDelete
Love the photos, especially the one of the squirrel!ReplyDelete
Here in Virginia, it's full Spring, with lots of blooms already. I'm glad you're enjoying some of that where you are.
Love the Viburnum Tinus!...They are evergreen in my area.....Mine is a year old....StephanieReplyDelete
I'm glad you had some quality time with your daughter. NO matter the shape of the plants and flowers, that grass is summer green!!ReplyDelete
What a pink house! Stands out a bit but the style of it is beautiful.ReplyDelete
The park is looking quite lovely, including that chocolate water and the blooms. Love squirrels, glad you it stopped long enough for you to take it's photo.
Gracie you really must go knock on the door of that pink house because Barbie totally lives there. I have always wanted to know if the marriage to Ken lasted and if they got rid of the sports car and had kids, if her feet ever got better, that sort of thing, so find out for me okay?ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Spring here is only just beginning, so it was lovely to see all these pictures of green and growing things. Love the squirrel!ReplyDelete