Friday, July 28, 2017

Washington Glow

I'm back from my Washington adventure.  My mom grew these incredible lilies and picked some to decorate her house!

 I've never seen such gigantic lilies!
 The flowers everywhere seemed super size/super pretty!
 The woodsy wedding glowed with forest sparkles.
 My sister welcomed a new son in law.  I really like him.
 Their garden decorated the wedding, too!
 I love this girl.  She bought her dress used at a place that helps women. She wore my veil (that's the fifth time it's been worn by a family bride).
 We had a little girl time, my sisters and my mama, and I.  My mother was walking around visiting with people, of course!  
 We had long ferry waits, but the next day we drove to Guemes Island.   

 My brother crabbed for us! 

The next day my mom and I had dinner with my other brother and his wife. She is the queen of hydrangeas!  

 They grilled oysters. 

My mom and I visited the local yarn store.  FUN! 

My purchases.  I want to make a Scandinavian looking shawl.  
 This is my mom's forest, her deck view.  The weather was sunny and bright for my entire visit.  I'm thankful for a time away to see my mama and my sibs, so thankful.  I'm happy to be home again.  The squash grew to enormous sizes.  Yikes!  The flowerbeds could use a little weeding.  A bucket of warm soapy water is much needed around this house.  Tim followed Bill around like a puppy and is giving me the cold shoulder.  How dare I leave him for an entire week!
Thank you for stopping in and viewing my trip photos.  Only nice people do that.
God be with you!  


elizabeth said...

What a lovely week you had! So nice! And weddings are such happy events! ♡

Terra Hangen said...

The wedding and its setting look beautiful and all those smiling faces. And then the island trip and grilled oysters, now that was a good way to spend some time.

Jeanie said...

These photos are fabulous! Beautiful bride, beautiful flowers, beautiful sea side... sounds terrific.

Beca said...

Your trip to Washington sounds like a wonderful getaway. It's always nice to see family and catch up with everyone. I think the story about your veil is special. Such a nice tradition.
xx Beca

Jill said...

Gorgeous flowers and a beautiful bride :-) My youngest enjoys crocheting so we have yarn everywhere, lol :-) Have a wonderful weekend!


Granny Marigold said...

I love all the pictures. Your Mom sure grows beautiful flowers!! The wedding pics are sweet.
I don't know what a Scandinavian shawl looks like but I have no doubt it will be lovely!

M.K. said...

Your mama's trees are deep and lovely. What a pretty wedding spot! It seems you often go up for weddings. You must have a generation just the right age for that. The flowers are just stunning -- and in pots, no less! I hope Timothy warms to you again; I know he will.

Julia said...

Wow those lilies are beautiful. I planted some giant lilies last fall and I hope they will bloom soon.
All the flowers are so beautiful. What a great tradition for the brides to wear your veil. The bride is lovely.

Timothy will soon forgive you. He's telling you that he does not appreciate it when you leave.
He had his feelings hurt.

Oh my, those crabs and oysters look delicious. My mouth is watering. I love, love seafood.
Hugs, Julia

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Pom Pom, It looks like you had a wonderful time away. What a nice wedding and practical bride. I do love those lilies and the other flowers beside them! Nancy

Gumbo Lily said...

What a fun, fun time you had! All that lovely sea food and pretty flowers and smiling people. Awesome! Love the lilies. I grow them too and they are so impressive. I have pink, burgundy, yellow, and white. They are very prolific. Glad you had such good times with your Mama and siblings. Cherished moments.

Deb said...

I love all the flowers - especially the hydrangeas! The wedding looked like a wonderful event. So glad you were able to be there. Have a good weekend!

ann said...

What a fabulous trip. And how much yarn did you bring home? In the photo with your mom and your sister, I was wondering which lovely face was the mom? You are all beautiful.

happyone said...

Sounds like a wonderful week away with family and how nice that the weather cooperated with your plans!!
Those blooms are amazing.

Kit said...

What a lovely trip you had! I just love that pic of you with your sisters. You all look so happy. The photos are great and the new bride is a beauty! Glad all went well and you are safely home. Tim will come around. :) Kit

Susie said...

I love the idea of being thrifty when havoing a wedding. It's wonderful your veil has been of use, must make you feel good. So many pretty flowers and such good food. What a great trip you had. Oh I would love looking thru all the pretty yarns. Blessings to all , especially the newly weds. xoxo, Susie

Farm Girl said...

What a nice trip! I always enjoy seeing your pictures after your visit home. That is so funny about Tim. Giving you the cold shoulder.
I am sure being the lap loving kitty he is it won't be too long.
I bet you are so glad to be back at home. The food looks wonderful and the flowers are just incredible.
It looks like it was a very nice wedding.
I am glad you are home.

Julie said...

What a beautiful flower filled post dear Pom Pom. Everything looks wonderful & a great trip by the look of things. Yes my furry ones often give me the cold shoulder when I have been away too. Timothy will thaw out soon. I love that your veil has been used 5 times & that your niece wore a thrifted dress. Just perfect. We have had a -4 degrees frost this morning & my keyboard keys do not wish to type !!!

Nana Go-Go said...

What a handsome gathering at the wedding and the bride was indeed beautiful. You and your sisters are beautiful too and so are your little noses! My sisters and I have 'Durante' noses, inherited from our Father but thankfully not passed on to any of our children/grandchildren. Don't think they'd ever forgive me for that! Been looking forward to this post and you didn't disappoint. I love your yarn too. 'Herriot' is a very Scottish name. Sir Walter Scott lived not far from the place called 'Heriot' which is another way to spell the same name and that's not very far from where I am. Thank you for sharing your bountiful post with us, dearest

Happy@Home said...

That looks like a wonderful week away visiting family and having fun.
The flowers are all beautiful and amazing.
I can see a strong family resemblance with you gals.

Kim said...

Such a lovely garden to have a wedding. Everyone looks so happy. Ooh....beautiful Hydrangeas, gotta love Hydrangeas. How sweet your veil has graced 5 weddings; and a thrifted wedding dress...perfect!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time visiting and attending that beautiful wedding. Love that it was out doors.

Your pictures are stunning. The flowers your mom has WOW they are truly beautiful.

So glad that you had time to spend with all of your family. Guess Tim is glad your back.

Have a wonderful week.


Henny Penny said...

Sounds like a perfect week. You sure have pretty people in your family. Hope Tim gets over your leaving him...I'm sure he will. :)

Wood Fairy said...

I love the idea of wearing your veil, it's becoming a family tradition! and to choose a pre-loved dress is also wonderful, sensible and methinks this lady will be wise with money. Blessings to the wedded couple. Your family home is a beautiful place/area. Bettyx

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad you had a great time and that the wedding went well!

Annesphamily said...

Such fun times! Love all the photos. All that seafood, yum! What a lovely wedding too but seeing your mom and sisters: Priceless! Thanks for the nice visit with me at the blog. Have a great week! HUGS

ellen b. said...

Beautiful! How did I miss your Washington glow post! Looks like a lovely wedding and time up here! How nice that you could travel and enjoy the time with your mom and sisters.