Just a reminder there's no Wednesday Hodgepodge this week. Go here to read my overly long explanation as to why not. No worries though...we'll be back with the random next week, May 17/18th.
My Daughter1 managed to recap a whole week in a single post on her blog, which I think y'all know I'm not capable of, because words. I have too many.
Plus I need somewhere to post a ridiculous number of rhodie pictures because they grow 'em big and oh so beautiful in the PNW.
We spent Tuesday morning doing one of my favorite things...walkin' in the woods. These were not any woods though.
They're part of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way Washington.
The garden is home to more than 700 species of the more than 1000 out there in the world, and it's a lovely natural setting where you follow the paths that lead you from one gorgeous bloom to another.
As it happens we landed when the blue poppies were also in bloom.
Have you ever seen a blue poppy?
You don't see many true blue flowers, and these were lovely.
I love wandering through beautiful gardens and am so glad I have girls who love it too.
We left the woods and headed for the water. It was another gorgeous day, so we opted for lunch outside. Daughter1 suggested the well-known Duke's Chowder House in Tacoma, and let me just say it's appropriately named. The chowder was delicious!
Or maybe chowder just tastes better when sipped beside a daughter and the sea?