Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bow and Edison - part 2


Back to our favorite Friday and two of the cutest towns you'll ever want to see.  Read the last post if you haven't caught up with our visit to Bow and Edison, WA.   I loved the houses and the yards.

One of the first buildings we came to  was an old garage - well kept - but unoccupied . . .

The simple sign still on the front of the building . . .

We saw many interesting houses - this one is being added onto - or should I say - it is being added onto the new addition.  I would have like to see them lifting that house way up there to put the addition below it.  The top part is very old and shabby - I want to go back later in the summer and see what they have done with it.

A lovely yellow Victorian . . .


Close up of the top story - and a robin sitting on the arbor - click to enlarge . . .

A most interesting house and an even more interesting pink flowering bush . . . 

The shape of the branches is captivating . . .

And the flowers covered the branches . . . do you know what kind of bush this is?

A very cute blue and white house . . .

It  looks like some of the shingles on the second story were blown off in the recent high winds. . . that dark spot in the peak is not a window - it is open to the attic where the shingles are off .

Peaceful on this side . . .

And in the yard - beautiful lilies . . .

A quiet house with a picket fence . . .

The biggest rhododendron I have ever seen - that is a two story house behind it . . .



Lots of rhododendrons in bloom in town . . .



A spring blooming clematis on a trellis . . .

It was a wonderful day . . .




8 comments:

JoyceAnn said...

Enjoyed the trip , beautiful photos !!

~ Be Blessed ~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It was, indeed, wonderful! Love all of the Victorian architecture and the flowering shrubs!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

I've been telling my husband I want to go up to Washington. There are so many places I want to see...I've been to Seattle but that was over 30 years ago. Isn't it funny it's only 2 states away but it may as well be so much farther. It's time to explore. I love those homes you showed and the gardens....wow!

Sharyn said...

Jo, I think that is a relative to the tamarisk
http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/tamarisk_blossoms

great photos, do you use any particular photo software? I've been using PhotoShop Elements for years, it is the small version of the huge regular PhotoShop, but this past year I've been using one that came with my Vista machine. I now use it for everything except the deck image on the sidebar each week. Photoshop lets me choose inches in resizing :)
Sharyn

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Jo that was indeed a sweet little Victorian town and all of those flowering shrubs and trees must have really added to the charm of this place. What a fun time to go exploring and find this wonderful neighborhood! ~Lili

Pat said...

That super-huge rhododendron is just AMAZING!!!

Crispy said...

What great little towns, I have never been there. I just love the Victorian homes.

Crispy

Judy S. said...

Might that be a redbud? They usually bloom like that before the leaves come out. We have a friend from choir who lives in Bow and commutes to Bellevue every week to sing and practice.