Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Trip to Samish Island



We took a little drive down to Samish Island one fine summer day . . .

There are such pretty cottages along the bluffs - this rock one is charming - and now is a summer rental. Can't you just feel the summer sea breezes as you sit out on the lawn?

The side garden has a fence and a lovely arbor made from branches. . .



A nice place for an afternoon of reading and sipping iced tea . . .

The cottage even gets it own name!


Another stone cottage just down the road. These are real stones, gathered from the beach. That was not an easy task I'm sure, since the beach is straight down very steep bluffs.




Lovely flowers everywhere !






On the way back home we took a different route and came upon this darling Antique Shop - unfortunately it was closed . . .

Forever . . .

Masses of Goat's Beard lined the roads . . .






An interesting garden shed - appropriate for the seaside cliffs . . .


More flowers . . .

The views from the bluffs were astounding!







The clouds danced and sang . . .









It was a perfect day . . .


And there was a butterfly chair - just waiting for a child to come and sit and swing their legs back and forth and dream of fairies in the summer . . .


Wouldn't you just love to sit in a butterfly chair and dream of fairies?




7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love all the beautiful pics but the Stone Cottage is 2die4!! I love stone or brick homes!!
Thanks for sharing the lovely pics!!
Marilyn

Sunny said...

I just love your posts ... that little stone cottage is so appealing! and the clouds, my oh my!
Well, I better get packing. I leave tomorrow for PA. But thanks for posting because it gave me something beautiful to look at while I drank my morning tea!

Peg said...

What a perfectly gorgeous place!

Pondside said...

Those sky shots were incredible!
I love the stone cottage - it would be a dream holiday location! Off to google Samish Island!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

It all looks idyllic. How lovely.

GardenofDaisies said...

Jo, Samish Island is probably my favorite place on earth. I know it well. I used to go to summer camp there. The beaches, the herons in the woods... it's such a peaceful place. There is also a wonderful and comfortable B&B called Samish Point By the Bay, where my folks have stayed.

Lili said...

Stone houses are my very favorite, we used to live in one! This place is incredible, why haven't you ever shown it to us before? Love all the mares tail clouds. ~Lili