|Taken two days ago when it was sunny|
We walked five miles and then gathered in the Ferry Terminal and shared coffee and stories. That picture above tells the story of our beautiful area here in Bellingham: the dandelions have already turned to white stalks, and the buttercups and bluebells are in full flower. These are all considered by most people to be weeds, but the lawn where I took this picture didn't seem to consider them to be weeds at all.
If I find dandelions or buttercups in my garden, they are definitely weeds. But out here on someone else's lawn, they can be anything they want. I thought they looked pretty, even. Now that I've got my post done, I'm off to the garden shop to buy myself some more sugar snap peas. The ones I planted are almost done in by the slugs, and I'm going to try again.
Oh, and for those of you who don't know what squirrel bars are (from my last post), which is probably everyone, they are a nice little snack I allow myself on Thursday hikes, prepared at the Community Food Co-op where I go to pick up my trail food and even sometimes lunch for the hike. Here are the ingredients:
Cashews -roasted & salted
These are cut and packaged into squares of varying sizes. I try to find a square of 4 ounces or so, which I count it as 500 calories on my food tracker. It makes for a very satisfying little bite of something as I hike along. Usually the rice syrup keeps it together, but the bar almost melted into the package on Thursday, the first time I realized a downside to these bars.
Hope wherever you are today you are having a good day. I'm feeling pretty good myself and thinking about the garden and taking some pictures of its progress.