Yesterday it was 75 deg F (24 C) here in Bellingham. I worked outside in the garden after getting home from my regular Friday exercise class. Today, another beautiful Saturday, there was no way I was going to miss the walk with the ladies, because I was already behind in my weekly activity level, as I missed Thursday's hike. And it was a wonderful time, with sunshine galore and all of us happy to be there. We started from the Ferry Terminal and walked around five miles total before stopping for coffee, our usual routine. The picture above was our destination before turning around and going back the way we had come.
It sure is green, isn't it?
Al sent around another email this morning, saying that he is seeing a cardiologist next week for some more tests and is supposed to avoid exertion, as well as being unable to drive until he's cleared to do so. I'll bet he will be hoping for some resolution sooner rather than later. And when it's so beautiful outside! Let's hope that by next Thursday we'll be seeing him on the trails.
My sugar snap peas
After the walk, I went to the Farmers' Market and then headed home to check on my garden. I've planted sugar snap peas in the middle since it would have made four years of planting them in the same place next to the fence, and I have learned that might be why they weren't quite as tasty last year. Once they begin to get a little taller, I'll add some bamboo rods and twine to give them something to climb on. They are one of my favorite garden enjoyments. Those poor little green shoots on the right are my yellow onions, which will be okay if I don't keep walking on them.
Columbines and iris
At the top of the back stairs coming in from the garden, I spied Carol's lovely columbine, with the iris just about to bloom. (She's one of my neighbors with a green thumb. Everything she plants thrives.) Everything looks good in the garden today; it will take another day or two before I figure out if the salad greens I neglected to get into the ground in a timely fashion will be okay. There's lots of activity out there in the community garden with such fantastic blue skies. We haven't had three days of 70+ weather since early last October, but this weekend it will happen. I love it here!