Saturday, February 27, 2016

More rain and gardening news

Lake Padden this morning
Saturday again so soon? I texted my neighbor Lynn to see if she would be joining me for our walk with the ladies, and she said yes. We headed out on a fine misty morning to Lake Padden. When we left, it wasn't raining and the forecast said it would be nice. But on the way there, I saw raindrops gathering on the windshield, getting heavier as we got closer to the lake. Of course I had not brought my raincoat because I fully expected it to be nice.

Twenty of us showed up, and everyone was surprised by the rain, but I was the only one who had left her rain gear at home! I grumbled about my lack of foresight as we set out to do our twice-around the lake jaunt (5.2 miles). Before too long, the rain had stopped and I never did get wet, so I was happy, but I won't make that mistake again! Rain gear, just in case.

Have I told you about Lynn? She moved here with her son from Everett a few months ago, and I've learned she was a master gardener in years past. She's got a spot in our community garden and has started to improve it. You will see some of her efforts in a later post, but for now this is her front porch garden:
Lynn's pretty spot, which will be fun to watch as it grows and changes
You've seen her crocuses in past posts, but I notice she's trimmed them back and that the hyacinth is beginning to bloom. She feeds the birds and we've been really enjoying seeing and hearing them. It's fun to dig around in the dirt and I am beginning to feel the pull towards my own garden spot.
Picture taken by Kelly McClurg
Oh, and we met a photographer who wanted to take a picture of us at the end of our hike. Kelly McClurg sent me this just moments ago! Isn't it wonderful?
:-)

17 comments:

  1. Lake Padden is beautiful under cloudy skies. I agree - prepare for any kind of weather. That's what I must do here, too.

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  2. Gardening becomes a serious addiction.
    Love that Lynn is both a gardener and a walker. And Buddha looks so very right in the garden.

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  3. Having her fingers in the dirt is obviously a requirement for Lynn. I can relate.
    I was quite surprised to hear that you were NOT PREPARED for rain! I check WeatherUnderground before heading out for a walk on unsettled days like today.

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  4. Looks like a fun group! It looks like everything is ready for gardening there.

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  5. A great group, and I envy you your early spring.

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  6. Who is that cute dog that is a hiker too! You always have fun even if you forgot your rain gear at home:)

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  7. What fun! And five miles is a healthy hike!

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  8. Nice group photo! I'll bet it will be fun to see your friend's garden grow.

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  9. How unlike you not to be prepared. Even the dog was:)) However your clean living paid off once again and you dodged the rain bullet.That was a neat picture of everyone and I liked your pose.
    Love what your neighbor has done with that space. I am huge on contour over straight lines.

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  10. A neighbor who is a master gardener and a walker--whoohoo! That picture is fabulous! Looking forward to the gardening pics. :)

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  11. I love, love, LOVE the group "hug" at the end of your walk. Awesome, that is.

    And yes, dear one....rain! Rain gear just in case. As for her front garden I really like the ambiance created by the added Buddha. "Zen"

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  12. Walking in the rain, I like the idea :)
    What a beautiful group photo, a great bunch of friends.
    ~Jo

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  13. what a cute photo. :) i like your friend's garden statue. i have one very much like it sitting in my ground cover next to the house.

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  14. I really like that garden, which looks promising.

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  15. Yes that is a super photo and your walk sounds attractive. Once round the lake would do me, lol!

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