There is a park - Eagle Homestead Park - out by the Nooksack River - off the Mt. Baker Hiway - on Truck Road. When we moved here in 2001 the park was being built - and it was flat and bare and rocky. We hadn't been out that way for several years now - and we were shocked at the change. They had planted native trees and shrubs - and with the rain and sunshine here the plants had grown until there was no flat places - no rocks visible - and you can only find the river after quite a hike through the trees and bushes.
When the park was first built you could see all the way to the mountain - now it is grown lush with vegetation.
And flowers - the scent spread throughout the park . . . I never did find out the name of the bush . . .
This is the spot we set up our lawn chairs and ate our lunch - it is peaceful and quiet here - not many people come to this park.
The green of the trees was magical . . .
And a tire swing - can you hear the children laughing and playing?