Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tamarack

On Saturday daughter and I went to a Spring Celebration at our friends getaway home - Tamarack - on Puget Sound.  It's on a bluff overlooking the sound and is an absolutely stunning property.  They have hundreds of different varieties of rhododendrons on the property and this is the perfect time to see them in bloom.  It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.




Unfortunately neither daughter or I had on the right kind of shoes to shimmy down the "path" to the beach (It was almost straight down a cliff I swear to God!) but we did go all over the gardens and property exploring.  There is even a secret room in the house hidden behind a bookcase with a spring-open door built into it!


Here is daughter holding onto a hook that hangs in front of an old barn on the property.  Notice the hitching post on the left!  I couldn't decide if the barn was scary or cool but daughter said it was definitely cool.  She spent Spring Break here last year with her friend and her family and they had all kinds of fun.  Days like this make me glad I live here!

At least until it starts to rain again...

5 comments:

Kate said...

Karen's brother owns a jewelry business and he runs it out of an old barn like that - rather cool!

MOM #1 said...

I'm almost afraid to ask what exactly that hook is for. I'm assuming it's just for cool teenage girls to put their hands on while posing for photos taken by their Moms. Right?

The Hotfessional said...

Old barns are the greatest things in the world to explore!

Jason, as himself said...

These flower photos are fantastic!

The Girl Next Door said...

Oh I love this time of year for the rhodedendrons (and no I can't spell it....)

and the barn? darling!