Twice in December we drove north to the town of La Conner to enjoy a meal and a stroll.
We enjoy the farm scenes that we pass along the way.
At the end of December we celebrated Katie’s birthday at Anelia’s which features some good Polish fare and other light dishes.
At the beginning of December we ate at the Oyster and Thistle for our anniversary.
I’m linking up to Mosaic Monday with Maggie at Normandy Life.
I’m also linking up for The Barn Collective with Tom The Backroads Traveler.
We had a cold quiet weekend mostly with small projects accomplished and started. I lasted just a very short while outside starting the Apple Tree Pruning. It didn’t take long for my hands to complain from the cold. I’ll be doing that project in short shifts. The Pear tree needs pruning also. January is full of events for us at this Old House.
Today at the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog I posted a French Onion Soup for two recipe. I was inspired by the soup I had at the Oyster and Thistle in La Conner in the mosaic above. Happy Monday!
…a short excursion or journey for pleasure.
Yesterday the 7th of December we took a little drive north to La Conner for a anniversary meal together a day late.
Cheers to us and our 42 years together!
Our choices off the lunch menu were Puttanesca above for the mister and Beef Bourguignon below for the missus.
We shared a bread pudding for dessert.
The day was very crisp, cold, and clear.
Later today they are forecasting snow for our neck of the woods and several school districts are releasing students two hours early so buses don’t get stuck. We have our Small Group Christmas Potluck tonight and I hope that our guests will be able to make it up our hill if it snows and home again safe and sound. We are putting off buying our Christmas tree until the freezing temps we are having change to more normal temps next week.
Do you have snow yet? Do you usually get snow?
This post is mostly about tulips and daffodils but we ladies (Mennonite Girls Can Cook) did enjoy lunch in La Conner after we tiptoed through the tulips and daffodils. So I’m linking to ABC Wednesday for L is for Lunch with the ladies in La Conner! Thank you to Mrs. Nesbitt and the ABC team!
Seven out of ten of the girls were able to meet up for a few hours in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. Six of the girls had to cross the border from Canada into Washington State. I live in Washington State so I just drove North for a little over an hour to meet up.
You can call these rows of tulips but since we are on the letter L we can call them lines of tulips.
When us girls are together there are lots of photos taken.
Such lovely landscapes!
You can look at lots of varieties of tulips at the gardens open to the public like Roozengaarde and Tulip World.
Other flowers besides tulips are planted in the gardens. These lavender colored hyacinth blooms are so pretty paired with yellow blooms.
We love each other and laugh a lot when we get together.
I’ll add my Bible verse for the letter L…
You will encounter lots of mud if you want to walk out to the fields of tulips or daffodils so mud boots are a good idea to lug with you and make sure you bring a plastic bag to put them in when you are done and put your clean shoes on.
It really is amazing to have this area in Washington State to enjoy and to rival the tulip production of Holland.