Saturday, March 17, 2018

Skagit Valley

"The earth is full of thy riches."

In March and April we made two trips to the Skagit Valley of Washington to see the fields of the bulb growers in bloom.  We also went to see the Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans that winter there.  We were not disappointed.  The flowers, first the daffodils and later the tulips were at their peak and we saw the huge flocks of Snow Geese once again.



Trumpeter Swans

Snow Geese


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Riverside State Park

"He changeth the times and the seasons."

Eager to get outdoors after a long winter, our daughter, her children and the two of us visited Riverside State Park on sunny spring day.  We walked the suspension bridge, threw stones in the water, explored the area around the Bowl and Pitcher, two oddly-shaped formations in the river and just sat and enjoyed the sunshine.

Riverside Park is on the west side of Spokane and lies for along the Spokane River.  It is over 10,000 acres and has over 200,000 feet of shoreline.  There is camping and hiking in the park and later in the spring is a great place to see the wildflowers.  The park lies on both sides of the river which can be crossed via a suspension bridge.