Wednesday, February 24, 2016

~Our Trip to Washington State and Simple & Sweet Fridays #208~

Stan and I just love the Northwest.
He promised me a trip to
 Washington and Oregon when he retired.
So, he bought us tickets on Southwest
 and we were on the plane last week.
Washington was having their annual 
Flower & Garden Show
 at the 
Washington State Convention Center. 
We flew into Seattle
 and it was a beautiful clear day.
You could see for miles!!

After we landed,
 we decided to take a road trip to one of our favorite nurseries,
Christianson's Nursery in Mt. Vernon.
The weather was just perfect for sightseeing!
It was a photographers dream.
We saw lots of old barns and structures.
We were in Heaven!!

Last year at this same time,
 we saw Snow Geese in La Conner and they were back.
Thousands of Snow Geese
 migrate each winter to the
 Skagit River Valley near La Conner
 in Washington State.
There are also Trumpeters and Tundra Swans
 which love the rich farmland. 
Stan couldn't take enough photos of the birds,
there were so many of them.
Just Beautiful!!
Our next stop was 
Christianson's Nursery in Mt. Vernon.
Their Primrose Store
 has everything I love!!

We met Laura, who 
  designs and puts together all their displays. 
I just love the pretty vignettes!
Christianson's has the most beautiful Greenhouses.

It was a fun day at the Nursery.
I'll be sharing more photos of our trip on the next post.
~The Northwest Flower & Garden Show~

Christianson's Nursery was there too!!

Another road stop to 
Astoria, Oregon!

Can't wait to see what you've 
 been working on this last week!!

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Simple & Sweet Fridays,
feel free to add my button!
Rooted In Thyme

Enjoy the Simple & Sweet Friday linky party!

Rooted In Thyme


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    C'est avec un immense plaisir que j'ai admiré chacune de vos photos. Un voyage extraordinaire...
    Toutes ces granges dégagent une âme.
    Je suis aussi époustouflée par le nombre incroyable et fascinant de toutes ces oies. Une grande migration. Les photos sont certainement magnifiques.
    La boutique que vous nous faites découvrir semble regorger de belles choses. je suis certaine que je pourrais y trouver un petit quelque chose qui me ferait plaisir !
    Des photos aussi très gourmandes... des minutes de plaisir pour des mois sur les hanches !!! sourire...
    Merci pour ce joli billet.

    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Great features !
    Thank you for another link up party and for hosting me once more.
    May your day be filled with much joy
    with love

  3. Jody, what gorgeous, gorgeous photographs! Isn't Washington such a beautiful state? We want recently as well, and thoroughly enjoyed it too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Oh, I forgot to write about your amazing trip, so various and so charming, your photographs are so gorgeous, I wonder what an unforgettable day you spent !
    Sending big hug to you, with gratitude

  5. So excited to see you were in my neck of the woods! Mt. Vernon is about 3 hours north of me. I have never been to that beautiful nursery, but I will be sure to visit next time I am up north! Your photos are beautiful. I am so glad that you will be sharing some photos of the Flower and Garden Show. I had tickets but couldn't go due to not feeling well :( Love the features this week - thank you for another lovely party. xo Karen

  6. Beautiful photos, Judy!
    I would love to own such a pretty barn myself ;)
    Thank you for the party!
    Love & hugs

  7. That nursery is to die for! When you are on a trip it's a little bit of torture to go to some of those places because you can't bring it all home. Right?

    Thank you for the linky this morning. :)

  8. Hi Jody, it looks like you had a wonderful trip and I love the photos. Thanks for the sweet surprise of featuring my eggplant pizza recipe this week. I appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

  9. Hi Jody, what a nice trip you had! Beautiful countryside, love all the barns, too bad they are not being taken care of. Those kind of barns are becoming a thing of the past. Fun to see all of those snow geese too. Thanks for sharing your trip with us and thanks for hosting!

  10. Hi Jody, what a nice trip you had! Beautiful countryside, love all the barns, too bad they are not being taken care of. Those kind of barns are becoming a thing of the past. Fun to see all of those snow geese too. Thanks for sharing your trip with us and thanks for hosting!

  11. Sounds like a perfect trip to me! Love those birds, the barns, and the garden shop!

  12. WOW!! What beautiful photos from the air!! Amazing!! Lov ethe Nursery and the shop!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


  13. Hi Jody!
    Thanks so much for visiting me!
    It took me a while to navigate your blog, but I am here....and I must say....gorgeous!
    How lucky are you that Stan shares the same passions for nature as you....
    Love the old barns....and the quaint!
    Enjoy the rest of your trip!
    Linda :o)

  14. Love your posts and picture!!!! Especially all the barns! We're going to Washington this summer and you made me more excited guys! Thank you for hosting too!

  15. Jody,
    Amazing featured guest, dear friend!
    So~o~o glad that you and Stan are enjoying his retirement
    and doing things you both like!
    Thank you for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!

  16. What a great trip! The Primrose and that nursery looked amazing. Thanks for hosting a great party!

  17. What a great trip! The Primrose and that nursery looked amazing. Thanks for hosting a great party!

  18. What a fantastic trip! I lived in Oregon for a short time but never made it up to Seattle. Definitely on my list of cities to visit. You must have been in heaven!

  19. What a wonderful trip and I can see why that is one of your favorite nurseries!Thank you for the party and also for featuring my whimsical teacup chandy!

  20. Fabulous photos, love those old barns and the geese!! Beautiful flowers too, looking forward to more from the garden show.

  21. Loved seeing the pictures of your trip and all those wonderful barns. Thank you for Sweet and Simple 208 Jody. Have another wonderful week.

  22. Gorgeous pics of Seattle, so glad you had good weather. I live in Olymppia which is about an hour South of Seattle!!! HUGSSSS

  23. I love the Pacific Northwest! My mom and dad lived in Lincoln City Ore. and every time I would visit we would go up to Washington and they would take me to all their favorite places up and back. My mother would take me to some wonderful gardens and of course we would have the time of our lives. I haven't been back for yrs since they moved back to Idaho when my father's health got bad. Your photos really make me miss it!
    I loved the photos of the old barns. I love barns and whenever I travel I take photos of them too, that and old churches. What a wonderful time you had!
    Wishing you a wonderful evening Jody!
    many hugs...

  24. Thank you for sharing the images from your wonderful trip. It's been many years since I last was in the northwest, and we would love to return. Thanks for a great linky party too. Wonderful features.

  25. Loved all your Washington photos. That nursery looks amazing. Looking forward to the Astoria photos. I love Astoria. Thank you for hosting.

    xo Dianne

  26. I just love the pics of the old chippy barns. Thank you for hosting another wonderful party! Jo

  27. Love that greenhouse! What a fun shopping trip. The cakes look amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  28. lovely, lovely pictures. thanks for sharing. looks like a wonderful trip. thanks for hosting & enjoy the weekend. xo- maryjo

  29. Oh such eye candy!!! THANK YOU for sharing those photos!! Great party :) I'll be back more often!

  30. Jody I love LOVE the Stencil feature and the hand painted dresser, gorgeous! and your photos are thrilling...I really need to upgrade on my photo taking skills etc.
    I remember when I used to go to beautiful places in upstate New York and find greenhouses and little shops like that! those were some fun days! thanks for hosting.

  31. Hi Jody, thank you for the invite to join your lovely party!
    WOW what a magnificent trip!! The photo's of the barns are just stunning!! We don't have barns like that here in Australia and I love the nursery that you visited!
    Have a great Sunday! :-)

  32. Those old barns have a grace and elegance that is hard to define; they harken back to a simpler time I suppose. It is quite sad to see so many of them in such a state of disrepair. The gleaming structures of brick and tin that will eventually replace them will never evoke the same feelings.


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